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Raised Floor in Pakistan

AEC Interiors is the leading name in Raised Floor in Pakistan. We do Raised Flooring in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Islamabad, and Peshawar. We have done many key projects all over Pakistan. Here we described thoroughly about Raised Floor that helps you.

What is a Raised Floor System?

A raised floor system is also known as a false flooring system or an access flooring system. Its an elevated structural floor creates a void above a concrete floor (concrete slab) to allow the passage of data, electrical, and mechanical services.

Likewise, it is the most effective option to create a void for cable management (cable tray system) in the computer room. The Raised access floor system provides easy access to every point of the floor.

False floors are widely used in

  • Control centers
  • IT rooms
  • data centers
  • modern office buildings
  • Where mechanical, electrical, and wiring services are used

False flooring is installed at varying heights, ranging from 200mm (8 inch) to more than 1200 mm (4 feet), to accommodate services that are located beneath.

Cementitious Raised Flooring

Antistatic Raised Access Floor Structure

Raised Floor Tiles

These tiles are typically made of particle board or Cement filled steel tile. 

These tiles may be covered with various flooring finishes, such as HPL, Vinyl, and carpet tiles, to suit the application need.

Cementitious Raised Flooring Tile


An adjustable floor height support of Raised flooring rigid system called a pedestal. It supports removable floor panels, The number of cables and other services determines how tall the pedestal needs to be. The minimum height is 200mm, and the standard height is 300m. 600mm tall pedestals are required in the control room and electrical room

Wooden Raised Flooring Padestal and Stringer


Stringers are part of the frame. It connects pedestals. The raised flooring panel rests on the stringers. It braces the structure and distributes the load evenly on the pedestals.

Wooden Raised Floor Stringer

How to choose the right Raised Access Floor?

According to their need and function, three different variations of raised floors exist.

  1. Cementitious Raised Floor
  2. Wooden Raised Floor
  3. Calcium Sulfate Raised Floor
Cemented Raised Floor For Control Room

Cementitious Raised Floor

The panels are formed of steel panels with an internal core of cementitious material. The panel is typically 600 × 600 mm in size and 32 mm thick. Its top surface would be cover with HPL or vinyl. The base has a perimeter shape, and the panel frame has been epoxy coated. 

In terms of loading capacity, durability, and fire rating, this tile will be ideal.

Application Area

  • Electrical Room
  • Control Room
  • IT Room
  • Server Room
Cementitious Raised Floor Description

Wooden Raised Floor

This type of false Floor is made of particle board (chipboard) with a top surface made of HPL or vinyl. The bottom surface is covered with a GI sheet for fire rating. The standard tile size is 600 x 600, with a thickness of 38 mm. You should consider this false floor type if antistatic and lightweight are your main concerns.

Application Area

  • Server Room
  • Office Building
  • Telecommunication Room
Wooden Raised Floor

Calcium Sulfate Raised Floor

This type of panel resembles a wooden false floor panel. Its standard size is 600×600 and 38 mm thick. It’s made of calcium sulfate with a top surface of HPL or vinyl, and the bottom surface is covered with a GI sheet for fire protection.

This false floor type is ideal for its excellent loading capability and high antistatic and electrical resistance properties.

However, it is more expensive than the other two false floor variations. The drawback of this type of panel is that it is so heavy and difficult to move. In addition, due to the heavy panels, the overall system weight gets much heavier, which puts an extra load on the structure of the building.

Application Area  

  • Control Room
  •  Server Room
  • Electrical Room
  • IT Room
Calcium Sulphate Raised Floor

Perforated Raised Floor Tiles

Computer equipment is typically equipped with an air conditioning system with underfloor air distribution to supply cooling air from below and exhaust it into the room. 

For this purpose, perforated Raised Floor tiles must be placed under the computer system to direct conditioned air.

Cementitious Raised Floor Perforated Tile

Top Finishes

HPL (High-Pressure Laminated)

High-pressure Laminated (HPL) tile surface cover makes tile into Antistatic Raised Flooring. This type of surface cover is scratch-resistant, dust-resistant, and stain-resistant. The standard thickness is 1.2 mm. and the standard electrical resistance is 1×108–1×1011 ohms.

Raised Floor HPL Top Cover

Vinyl Cover

If your main goal is a more capable Antistatic Raised Floor and electrical resistance then a vinyl surface cover is the right choice. The vinyl cover’s standard thickness is 2 mm, and the electrical resistance is 2.5 x 104–1 x 106 ohms. Therefore, this surface covering is ideal for sensitive equipment areas, such as telecommunication and information technology rooms.

The drawback of this type of cover is that it is not scratch-resistant, heat-resistant, stain-resistant, or fire-rated.

This surface covering is ideal for sensitive equipment, such as telecommunication and information technology rooms.

Raised Floor Vinyl Top Cover

Bare Finish Raised Floor Tiles

A bare-finish tile will be the most suitable option when using a panel in high-rise buildings for LGS (Light Gauge System) purposes. Later, this tile’s top surface is covered with a porcelain or carpet tile. A bare finish tile is cost-effective that leaves the option for custom finishing according to the theme and need of the interior.

The Bare finish false floor tile is often used in high-rise buildings, offices, hallways, lobbies, museums, etc.

Bare Finish Raised Floor Cementitious Tile

False Floor according to loading criteria

The PSA MOB PF2 PS and BS/EN12825 UK benchmarks describe how much weight can be put on raised floors for different uses.

Access Floor For IT Room

False Floor for Control Room, Server Room, and Data Center

Generally, computer and control rooms, including data centers, have higher static loading requirements, and PSA heavy grade should be used. It should capable to deliver 12 kN/m2 UDL and a 4.5 kN point load, with a 3x safety factor applied.

Cementitious False Floor for Server Room

False Floor for Office Building

The weight-bearing standard of false flooring for office buildings is PSA medium which is 8 kN/m2 a uniformly distributed load (UDL) and point load is 3.0 kN. There is an additional 3x safety factor applied to the loadings.

Wooden False Floor for Office Building

Raised Floor Tile Puller

A tool with a suction rubber cup is called a raised floor tile puller, tile lifter, or suction lifter. Tile puller vacuum suction easy to remove tiles.

Raised Floor Tile Puller

Raised Floor Price in Pakistan

It is an imported product and not manufactured in Pakistan. As its price depends upon the dollar exchange rate so Raised Floor Price is not fixed and frequently changes.

If you are planning Raised Flooring in your project, We offer you our free consultation to choose the right product that suits your budget.

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For more information about False Flooring visit Wikipedia.