Despite improvements in the installation and setup process, most raised floor systems work best when handled by a trained professional. However, the self-installation of the raised floor hits the market hard and hard. In both cases, an installer must pay close attention to structural integrity. Only then can you ensure that the system will function reliably for many years.
Why would you want to be a raised floor installer?
The raised floor market is flourishing and is likely to grow over the next few years. This gives you direct contact with emerging companies and technology giants. A well-deserved plumber is a skilled worker. You are recognized as a trustworthy person for installing high quality, durable raised floor systems.
Key features of a professionally raised floor installer
- Has rigorous knowledge and skills
- Uses only appropriate tile installation techniques
- Qualified specialists train potential customers
- Compliance with the safety parameter
Benefits of a career as a raised floor installer
- To be found by the high-end customer. Most entrepreneurs are looking for a qualified installer who understands the advantages and disadvantages of the raised floor system and carries out installation tasks with the greatest responsibility.
- You are paid for every installation project. As an independent installer, you often have the privilege of collecting a premium for your work. Now that you have the budget, you can use appropriate tile installation methods and train your customers.
- High wages and small competitors. There are few people in the world who are able to do a professional installation. As an expert in the installation of raised floors, you have a head start on the market and the opportunity to earn high wages with small competitors.
What do you need to prepare for a professional installer?
The functionality of a raised floor system often depends on the initial planning and quality of components such as plinths, stringers, panels, ramps, bezels, screws and window lifters. You can customize gears and mechanisms to precisely meet the needs and expectations of the office.
When installing raised floors, the following criteria should be observed:
JOBS BEFORE INSTALLATION
During the pre-installation, the location for the raised floor foundation is prepared. It often includes anti-dust painting, plinth installation, and ceiling work. In addition to placing the components, the floor level must be leveled and visually checked to ensure that the paving is firmly in place without the tiles slipping.
SELECTION OF RAISED FLOOR TYPE
The raised floor system is divided into two categories: flat double floor and high-quality double floor. The main difference is the distance between the raised floor. Low profile flat floors do not provide more space under the floor compared to full height floors. Therefore, your decision largely depends on the purpose and size of the project.
A low raised floor works perfectly in an office with minimal IT requirements. Whereas in a data center (with servers, high-end devices and the need for extensive cabling and mechanical services) a high-quality raised floor would serve the purpose efficiently.
DETERMINATION OF LOAD AND WEIGHT CAPACITY
The next step would be to find out how much weight a raised floor should support. The load-bearing capacity and weight are calculated taking into account the equipment and the various uses of the raised access floor. You can consult a professional installer for careful information and detailed explanations. This way you can find a raised floor with the right specifications in certain work environments (e.g. high load requirements in the data center).
How to install
- Marking for installation of raised floors
- Installation of the underfloor support structure – laying the foundation stone for the base and stringers
- Connect the stringer to additional sockets for stable support
- Leveling the support structure to adjust the floor height
- Place the raised floor panels on the stringer frame
- Cut the slab to size to make paving easier
How do i cut?
Raised floor slabs must be precisely measured and cut to fit into the office space. A portable bimetal band saw is the most effective piece of equipment for cutting raised access floor panels. The impact-resistant, industrial-quality teeth were specially developed for high loads and are ideal for cutting thick metals.
How do i quit?
The panels of the raised floor system can be provided with different floor coverings. You can choose according to the office atmosphere. Some of the best options are: Loose Lay, Vinyl, HPL, Ceramic, Hardwood, Natural Stone and Stainless Steel are the best finishes available on the market and have varying degrees of lightness, strength and durability.
Self-installation offers enormous advantages for both the installer and the organization.
The raised floor industry has developed dramatically in recent years. The size and shape of the system (and the equipment it was made with) are quite complicated for the average person to self-install in a building. If you’ve recently set up a new office and want to install a pioneering raised floor system within the property, hiring a professional is your first choice. If you are an independent installer and want to get raised floor projects, contact HUIYA today.