Raised Floor

A raised floor, also raised flooring, access flooring, or raised access computer floor, provides an elevated structural floor above a solid substrate, often a concrete slab, to create a hidden void for the passage of mechanical and electrical services.

Raised floors are widely used in modern office buildings, and in specialized areas such as command centers, IT data centers and computer rooms, where there is a requirement to route mechanical services and cables, wiring, and electrical supply.

In data centers, isolated air-conditioning zones are often associated with raised floors. Perforated tiles are traditionally placed beneath computer systems to direct conditioned air directly to them. In turn, the computing equipment is often designed to draw cooling air from below and exhaust into the room. An air conditioning unit then draws air from the room, cools it, and forces it beneath the raised floor, completing the cycle.

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Inspiration to ideation. Find traits from ornate buildings or nature that you want to bring into your own home. Here, the blue walls and herringbone floor harken the inspiration image, but fits into everyday life. 

Explore the look for yourself:
Montagna porcelain wood look tile
Wall: Home Decorators Collection Soothing Spring
Trim: Home Decorators Collection Merino Wool

Inspiration image via Flickr user Vincent Ferron

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