The popularity of access flooring in General Office environments is strongly centered in the
practical solutions it offers. Office environments have changed drastically in the last 20
years. The Internet, email, texting, etc. - once a luxury - are now standard operating tools.
Access floors provide the necessary plenums for underfloor HVAC distribution, as well as
the wire management required for voice, data & power required in today’s intelligent
Tate’s access flooring systems are non-combustible, rigid, quiet, offer excellent electrical
continuity, and have robust loading capabilities. Operating benefits can include
improvement of worker comfort, productivity, internal air quality, faster reconfiguration, and
reduction in building energy costs. In addition, all of these can improve the owner’s
chances of earning a LEED rating, recognizing a more sustainable and healthier building.
Access floor technology brings the evolution of building design to the next level. Underfloor
air, plug and play modular power, and voice/data cabling distribution offer significant first-
build and life-cycle value, reduced churn costs, and reconfiguring flexibility and savings.
Underfloor service distribution also enables cost-effective integration of building
components, including structure, lighting, furniture and wall systems.