Data Center Flooring Systems

Data Center Raised Floors - Design and Build Services

Chicago data center floor design and build contractor

Raised Access Floors have been a mainstay in Data Centers since the beginning of the Data Center Room. It is a perfect choice for the distribution of air, as well as high and low voltage cabling, because of the flexibility that comes with the use of the access floor system. Add to it the increased importance of data in today’s business environment and you start to understand why the ideal data center requires Raised Access Floors in order to have the ability to adapt for future technology. Interior Systems, Inc. along with their manufacturer partner Tate Access Floors, understands that and is ready to help you create the perfect room that will adapt accordingly.

Tate Access Floors, Inc. is the largest and most diversified manufacturer of Raised Access Floors in the United States and has been successfully represented by Interior Systems, Inc. for almost 20 years throughout Illinois, but more specifically the Chicagoland area.

Interior Systems, Inc. carries the complete line of Tate Access Floor products including all of the various design loads of the ConCore™ “filled” steel panels and the All-Steel “hollow” panels as well as the Woodcore panel. In addition, we also carry Tate’s line of airflow panels and grates including DirectPerf, GrateAire™, SmartAire™, and PowerAire™.

Today’s Data Centers must be designed to handle large numbers of data cables, power cables, and water lines. More importantly, they must also be capable of efficiently handling the high density of air flow required to cool the heat load produced by high-density rack loads throughout the facility. Lastly, the Data Center must be flexible enough to adapt to the latest technology. Call Interior Systems today and we will help you with all your Data Center needs, insuring that you properly plan for today's and tomorrow's needs while simultaneously being both cost-effective in both construction and operation.

Advantages of a Raised Floor Include

  • Consistently greater cooling capabilities and temperature control
  • Ability to accommodate a range of cooling solutions with better efficiency
  • Has the ability to integrate redundant cooling with various cooling strategies
  • Design flexibility allows the opportunity to incorporate the most energy efficient cooling designs for Data Centers
  • Allows for the ability to make technological or client changes at a lower cost over the life-cycle of the Data Center
  • Provides the best overall location for the distribution of water/liquid cooling agents to row and rack based equipment
  • Affords the ability to separate water, power and cables
  • Reduces operating costs with lower maintenance and facility costs
  • Provides an optimal platform for future expansion

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The Concore Raised Flooring System - Product Data and Specifications

ConCore access floor panels are epoxy coated unitized shells consisting of a flat steel top sheet welded to a formed steel bottom sheet which is then filled with a highly controlled mixture of lightweight cement. Manufactured to exact tolerances, these solid panels deliver the ultimate in design, performance, plenum integrity, service, and usability.


Concore System Performane Chart

The performance chart below is divided into two sections to help you evaluate overall system performance. System performance criteria is the most critical to consider since it represents the performance within a typical installation.

 

Panel
U/S
SYSTEM
WEIGHT
(lbs/ft²)
STATIC LOADS  
ROLLING LOADS
IMPACT
LOADS
(lbs)
Design
Loads*
(lbs)
Safety
Factors*
(min 2.0)
10
Passes
(lbs)
10,000
Passes
(lbs)
ConCore 1000
Bolted
Stringer
9.0
1000
PASS
800
600
150
ConCore 1250
Bolted
Stringer
10.0
1250
PASS
1000
875
150
ConCore 1500
Bolted
Stringer
10.5
1500
PASS
1250
1000
150
ConCore 2000
Bolted
Stringer
11.5
2000
PASS
1500
1250
150
ConCore 2500
Bolted
Stringer
12.0
2500
PASS
2000
2000
150
ConCore 3000
2″ Deep
Bolted Stringer
13.0
3000
PASS
2700
2400
200