A raised floor is a suspended flooring system where the treadable surface does not rest directly on the floor, but on a raised structure.
Between the bottom and the floor, a technical compartment is created to house the utilities. The modules that make up the flooring rest on the foundation, allowing them to be removed very easily and allowing access to the underlying area.
This system provides advantages such as:
- Flexibility managing the utilities that run freely under the flooring.
- Practical maintenance operations thanks to access to the utilities.
- Possibility of re-utilization. The dry installation without the use of glue allows the individual panels or the entire floor to be moved to different areas than the initial ones.
- Adaptability: the raised floor can also be placed on a pre-existing floor.
The elements that make up the Florim raised floor are the panel and the support structure.
- The panel is the result of gluing a porcelain stoneware sheet onto a 3-4 cm support that represents the treadable surface and guarantees aesthetic quality along with excellent characteristics of ease of cleaning, impermeability and resistance over time.
- The structure is instead created with the use of stainless steel transoms and feet. The utility connections to the rooms are achieved through openings such as turrets or air vents.
The upper covering is in porcelain stoneware, available without limits of use or finishes or surfaces based on the various aesthetic and design needs. The porcelain stoneware is assembled to the structural core and the coupled material is ground and processed to achieve a slight countersink that is useful for facilitating installation and movement of the flooring.
The support core can be made up of two different types of material: wood particleboard or calcium sulphate.
- The wood particleboard support allows a finished panel thickness of 48 mm to be obtained, recommended for medium loads that stands out for its affordability. Good mechanical and fire resistance.
- The calcium sulphate support allows a finished panel thickness of 40 mm to be obtained. It guarantees better resistance to humidity and fire. It adds excellent sound absorption quality to high mechanical resistance.
The bearing structure, placed on top of the slab, is a steel frame structure supported by circular feet that are height-adjustable from 3-4 cm up to more than a meter and connection transoms which are also in steel. The top of the feet and the transoms is edged with anti-static rubber to absorb vibrations and noise.