The key components of a RMF raised access flooring system can be defined as follows:
This is the horizontal load bearing component of a raised floor. It is normally 600 x 600mm square (industry standard module size) but can be 500 or 750mm.
These sizes are nominal sizes and clarification should be sought from the manufacturer as to their stated panel size and tolerances. These floor panels will be supplied as either bare finished to accept a carpet tile finish on site or, with a factory bonded finish such as vinyl, carpet, timber or stone.
Pedestal Under structure
This is the complete vertical, adjustable supporting structure to the raised floor panels. The pedestals are normally bonded to the sub floor using a epoxy resin based adhesive, with mechanical fixings also required depending on the floor height required. The pedestal assembly provides vertical adjustment to allow the raised floor to be installed flat and level despite potential undulations in the sub floor. The pedestal head provides panel location, electrical continuity and also, when required, a means of fixing the panel to the pedestal head.
This is a horizontal component that connects pedestals together. It connects to the pedestal head and is used to provide additional lateral support at greater floor height and/or increase the structural performance of the raised floor system.
These can be snap on or bolted dependent upon the manufacturer. Stringer bars form a grid system under the base of the panels positioned above.