- Raised Floor Size 600x600x30mm
- Steel or Aluminum Support Frame
- Sandwich Panel Baosteel Steel Floor, Light Weight Fiber Cement Core
- Types of Elevated Flooring Top HPL, PVC or Ceramic Tile
- Sufficient Stock Immediate Delivery
Your Reliable Partner and Manufacturer of Elevated Floor
When clean room class is higher than 1000, the elevated floor will be necessary.
Zonsteel developed the advanced digital automatic production line for the elevated flooring. The panels are manufactured from sheet cutting until welding all under digital production line, which attracted many customers local and abroad as well as creating the excellent floor products.
Zonsteel elevated floor is a sandwich panel, both sides are high-quality cold-roll steel sheet from Baosteel, with epoxy paint. Downside steel can be spot welded. The core material is fiber cement in lightweight. The whole panel has high structural strength and great durability. The panels are precisely installed on the frame, free to access while retaining the system integrity, simple structure but easy for installation. It is simple to lay or maintain all kinds of wires; you just need to lift the floor. It offers you great convenience.
|Type||Size(mm)||Concentrated Load Deflection=2mm||Ultimate Load||UDL(N/M2)|
|Flooring material||HPL Laminate
|Ventilation rate||17%, 22% 35%, 45%,|
Elevated Floor: The Complete Guide
Zonsteel antistatic elevated floor surface material could be HPL, PVC, or ceramic tile.HPL thickness 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, or 2mm. PVC 2.0, 2.5 or 3mm. Ceramic tile 10mm. Edge covered by U and L with a black strip, or no strip. Zonsteel always provides plenty of color and pattern options.
Zonsteel elevated floor height ranges 10-50cm. Also, this floor is ventilated, there are different ventilation rates, 17% 20% 30-40%, which varies according to the holes pattern.
Zonsteel elevated floor support leg is steel or aluminum. The floor directly screwed on support leg, make the whole floor is significant flat.
Zonsteel sends the full set of elevated floor, included support leg, floor, screw, flooring material HPL, PVC or ceramic tile, even the sucker for you to lift floor easily. If you want to put wires, we have the provision on the floor to put socket.
Zonsteel elevated floor usually has stock; size 600x6000x35mm can be shipped immediately and together with our other cleanroom products in a 40HQ or 20GP container, well packed in wooden pallet.
More importantly, Zonsteel can customize your elevated floor according to your site condition.
Contact us today to start your elevated floor!
Elevated Floor: The The Ultimate FAQ Guide
- What Is An Elevated Floor?
- What Is the Purpose of Elevated Floor in Cleanrooms?
- What Are the Common Types of Cleanroom Elevated Floors from Zonsteel?
- Is Raised Floor Leg Adjustable?
- Why Should You Choose Zonsteel Elevated Floor?
- Do You Consider the Acoustic and Vibrations When Designing An Elevated Floor?
- What Is the Standard Weight That An Elevated Floor Can Hold?
- What Should You Consider When Choosing An Elevated Floor?
- What Are the Considerations for Calculating the Elevated Floor Load Capacity?
- What Is the Installation Process for An Elevated Floor?
- What Are the Considerations for Constructing An Elevated Floor?
- Which Other Areas Can Use Elevated Floors other than Cleanrooms?
- Where Can You Not Use An Elevated Floor?
This guide is all about elevated floors. You will learn what you need to understand where best to apply the elevated floor and its benefits.
If you want all the expert information about an elevated floor, then keep reading the guide. Let us get started already.
What Is An Elevated Floor?
Figure 1: Elevated Floor definition
Just as the name suggests, this is a raised floor structure placed over the normal floor. The elevated floor will be made of several panels made of different materials depending on the type that you choose from Zonsteel.
In this case, we will consider an elevated floor for a clean room. For a clean room with a class rating higher than 1000, then an elevated floor becomes necessary.
What Is the Purpose of Elevated Floor in Cleanrooms?
Figure 2: Elevated Floor Purposes
Depending on the application of the elevated floor, it is likely to have some various applications. This can drive more people to consider getting the elevated floors for cleanrooms and other applications.
Here are some reasons for you to get an elevated floor.
✧ If an elevated floor is made of aluminum, you get to enjoy a lot more benefits. Other than being strong and lightweight, the material will not disrupt the magnetic fields. This comes down to what you have to do in the cleanroom.
✧ The perforated elevated floor will play an important role of providing the best laminar air flow. This is something many people would want to ensure cleanroom air return from floor.
✧ The elevated floor is also important for offering excellent rolling load performance. This is important for anyone who needs to move different loads in the cleanroom.
✧ The elevated floor can come in handy to provide room for passing cables and other applications that have to be hidden. You will now end up with a clean look of the cleanroom.
There will be more reasons why you need an elevated floor. You simply have to talk to Zonsteel to see how the company can adapt the elevated floor designs to your needs on overall.
What Are the Common Types of Cleanroom Elevated Floors from Zonsteel?
Figure 3: Elevated Common Type
Here at Zonsteel, we make different types of elevated floors. Here are some of our top options for you to check out.
- All-Steel PVCAnti-Static Floor
This type of floor comes with a steel base layer and a PVC veneer. The result is that you now have an elevated floor with excellent electrical conductivity, keeps the environment dust free and it offers excellent fire protection.
Even if it is made of PVC, you will find it having the best durability. This is thanks to its impressive load bearing performance.
This type of elevated floor is common in microelectronics, medicines, and other types of rooms that will need the best cleanliness and remain anti-static.
- All-Steel Anti-Static Ceramic Tile Floor
These are the ceramic tile floors with a twist which includes being elevated floor. These ceramic tiles are also anti-static to make them even better for various applications. On overall, you will find that this construction of elevated floor being fast and simple. It can be ready for use within a short time compared to some other options.
Thanks to the ceramic material, the elevated floor is not easily affected by the environment. We also find it being heat resistant and can handle temperatures of up to 1000 degrees.
The use of ceramic tiles and steel makes the elevated floor resistant to corrosion, acid, and oil. It is going to last you for a long time to come.
So, this type of elevated floor is mostly in control rooms, subway stations, and other places that need anti-static floors with the best durability.
- All-Steel Anti-Static Ventilated Raised Floor
For this type of elevated floor, you will notice that it comes with an all-steel composition. The vent holes are punched in the upper and lower steel plates or they can have different designs. This is better illustrated in the pictures above.
The surfaces are also pasted with HPL or PVC veneer to make the floor even better. The aim is to ensure that the floor can meet the ventilation needs of a computer room or whichever room the floor is setup.
With this kind of floor, you will like the high strength that comes with this elevated floor. It is also good in terms of handling more load and has less cases of deformation. This elevated floor type will also have different ventilation rates so that you pick the right one.
You will find that this floor would be ideal for high-grade clean workshops, microelectronics shops, communication equipment, and more.
- Intelligent Air Supply Floor
Zonsteel also makes the intelligent air supply elevated floor. This type of floor is designed to adopt a high pressure cast with a round hole ventilation floor. The design also includes the use of an intelligent EC high efficiency DC fan. The work of the EC fan is to send the AC air to the heat load and cool the room even further.
It is intelligent because there is a sensor in the elevated floor that will monitor the heat in real time and adjust the fan speed to cool even further where necessary.
Since the elevated floor can adjust the precise air supply, you end up saving a lot more on the energy compared to when using the traditional ventilated floors.
For their design, you will get these floors common in computer rooms where the heat load needs constant monitoring. This elevated floor should ensure there is a stable operation of the data center.
- Glass Elevated Floor
The Zonsteel glass elevated floor is also a nice choice for various applications. This type of floor is made by bonding double-layer tempered glass. With a thickness of 20mm and combining with high strength steel frames, we can rate it as being a highly durable elevated floor.
Even if the elevated floor is made of glass, you will notice that it still has a high load bearing element. The transparency because of glass construction is great to see under the floor where necessary. You will also find it having a convenient installation on overall compared to some other elevated floor types.
This type of floors will mostly be found in UPS power supplies, precision air conditioners, valve pipeline interfaces, and more. The aim is to provide you with quick observation so that you can act fast in case there is a hazard under the floor.
Those five options above are the most bought elevated floors from Zonsteel. We must point out that there are more options. Here is a list of them.
✧ Aluminum alloy anti-static ventilated elevated floor
✧ Calcium sulfate anti-static elevated floor
✧ Aluminum window elevated floor
✧ Aluminum alloy ventilation floor
✧ Aluminum alloy round hole ventilation plate
Here at Zonsteel we can always come up with something custom for you too other than the floor types mentioned above. If you want something custom, then consider getting in touch for us to help you further.
Is Raised Floor Leg Adjustable?
Figure 3:Adjustable Elevated Floor Leg
Yes the elevated floor leg is adjustable, can change height from 25mm to 100mm or higher.
Why Should You Choose Zonsteel Elevated Floor?
Figure 4: Best Zonsteel Elevated Floor
With many companies making elevated floors, some people might not be sure if they need to choose the Zonsteel products. If you are not sure why, here are some reasons to get you started.
✧ Zonsteel has invested a lot in an advanced digital automated production line for elevated flooring. This means that the panels for setting up an elevated floor will be produced faster. Our customers can have their orders processed in the shortest time possible.
✧ Zonsteel offers multiple options when it comes to an elevated floor. This is because the company has around 11 types of elevated floors available for sale. The result is that the client will be spoilt of choice when it comes to choosing the correct elevated floor. We will always guide you to pick the right floor so do not worry about that.
✧ There is also a professional team at Zonsteel that can help you achieve the best elevated floor you want for the cleanroom or any other application. The team will involve the design part up to the production of the elevated floor. You will get regular updates on your order so that you know the progress.
✧ The low cost of the elevated floor from Zonsteel should make it easy for many people to consider it. It does not always have to be expensive to get the right elevated floor. Whether you want an elevated floor for your cleanroom, computer room, or any other application, Zonsteel will offer you an affordable price.
✧ Zonsteel also offers customized elevated floor depending on the client needs. We understand that different clients would have different needs. So, our custom elevated floor is what you should go for if you do not want the standard sizes.
Do You Consider the Acoustic and Vibrations When Designing An Elevated Floor?
Figure 5: Elevated Floor Ventilative
When designing the elevated floor, Zonsteel has to take into account the impact sounds that the floor might generate when in use. This includes when someone is walking on the floor or when rolling a load.
In such a scenario, it might be necessary to dampen the panels further by using cushions on pedestals. On overall, the hollow panels tend to show poor performance in keeping the noise and vibrations down. Do not worry as Zonsteel will always use the best methods to keep the vibrations and other acoustic issues to a minimum.
Depending on the type of vibration, sometimes you might have to call in a specialist to help you out. A good example is the vibration from when you operate a machine. That is something a manufacturer would not know about when designing a usual elevated floor.
What Is the Standard Weight That An Elevated Floor Can Hold?
Figure 6: Elevated Floor Common Weight
We can say that the weight that the elevated floor can hold will vary a lot. On average, an elevated floor should hold up to 6100 pounds of weight depending on the application.
This capacity can be more or less depending on the type of elevated floor that you choose. We recommend that you go for a high capacity elevated floor if you intend to use the floor with a lot of traffic and heavy machinery.
Another consideration would be if you live in a seismically active region. Such regions would need stronger elevated floors that can handle the different forces while at the same time handle the different machinery placed on top of it.
What Should You Consider When Choosing An Elevated Floor?
Figure 7: Elevated Floor Character
If you are going to choose the best elevated floor, then you have to keep the following considerations in your mind. They will help you pick the correct elevated floor.
✧ The Materials Used to Make the Panels
Depending on the type of elevated floor, it would be made of different materials. So, it is important that you get an elevated floor made of strong materials that can support your applications. From our list of the different types of elevated floors above, we have listed the materials used to make them and where best to use them.
✧ The Color
Yes, the color of your elevated floor is important to determine how good it can be part of your decor too in a clean room. Zonsteel has multiple colors for you to choose from as the buyer. You can always have some custom colored panels made for your application.
✧ The Price.
Looking at the different elevated floors in the market, it is easy to see that the cost largely differs from one brand to another. Even with the difference in price, you should look at what you will be getting for the price. Where possible, compare with the other brands to see who offers the best value for the money.
✧ The After-Sale Service
You need to pay attention to the after-sale services that the company offers. For us at Zonsteel, we can also do the installation at the destination. Other than the installation, we also do maintenance and repairs where necessary. If you don’t want site installation, Zonsteel always provide installation manual.
✧ The Design of the Elevated Floor
Just because you are getting a floor, it does not have to be boring. Therefore, you need to look at what the manufacturer offers in terms of the decoration and design. At Zonsteel, we will give you so much in terms of designs and patterns. The aim is to give you multiple options for you to make your cleanroom functional and still look great.
What Are the Considerations for Calculating the Elevated Floor Load Capacity?
Figure 8: Elevated Floor Load Capacity
Now that you might be interested in an elevated floor, its load capacity is an important consideration before paying for the floor. So, how do calculate the raised floor load capacity?
To come up with this figure, Zonsteel will consider the concentrated load, the ultimate load, rolling load, and more.
The concentrated load will determine the maximum number of permanent sets and deflections that will be applied to the elevated floor. This is the same for the ultimate load too as it is the total load that the elevated floor has to deal with on overall.
The rolling load helps to determine the durability of the elevated floor when it is exposed to continuous movement of load. This is especially in a commercial setting where different loads have to keep moving over the elevated floor.
What Is the Installation Process for An Elevated Floor?
Figure 9: Elevated Floor Installation
We recommend that you let our technical team do the installation of the elevated floor. The installation process involves the following steps.
✧ Column positioning and laying line
✧ Installing columns
✧ Leveling and straightening the columns where necessary
✧ Installation of beams
✧ Installation and protection of the floor
✧ Fine-tuning the floor
✧ Finally, floor fastening
The amount of time it will take to install the elevated floor will depend on the size of the room where the floor has to be setup. Also, the type of elevated floor can be a determining factor has some have more parts to setup than others.
Our technical team should have the floor up and ready for use in the shortest time possible. We will be able to give you the time frame once we have our team assess your installation needs.
What Are the Considerations for Constructing An Elevated Floor?
Figure 10: Elevated Floor Installation
The way the elevated floor is handled during the construction period can sometimes determine its durability. Below are some tips that you should keep in mind.
✧ The elevated floor plus its accessories need to be handled correctly during the admission, storage, and use. This ensures that the elevated floor will not get deformed, damaged, or damp.
✧ Try to monitor the temperature of where the construction needs to take place. Zonsteel recommends that the temperature should be between 5 to 35 degrees Celsius to make the installation easier. Also, the relative humidity needs to be less than 80%. Keep the ventilation to the installation room good to maintain the best air flow.
✧ Before the installation of the elevated floor, check the support structure to ensure it meets our design requirements. If there is an issue with the height, then you might end up with uneven floor. That is not something anyone would want for an elevated floor.
✧ Make sure that the connection between the support column and the H steel is firm and reliable. Use the recommended bolts to ensure the best safety and reliability.
If there will be anything else, our technical team will explain it to you as the client. This will always include how you clean and maintain your elevated floor to keep it in its pristine condition.
Which Other Areas Can Use Elevated Floors other than Cleanrooms?
Figure 11: Elevated Floor application
Zonsteel specializes in elevated floors for cleanrooms. But this does not mean that is the only place to set up your elevated floor. Below are some of the other areas that you can set up an elevated floor from Zonsteel.
✧ Computer rooms where you need to hide the multiple cables connecting to the different systems. On overall, you end up with a clean layout of the computer room. Another thing is that you can manage the dust and dirt better in such a setup.
✧ Training and conference areas can also use such a setup. This is where the instructor or the lead team will be on a higher ground. The easiest way to do so would be using an elevated floor.
✧ Exhibit spaces where people can show case their art and other applications could also use the elevated floor. This is also because the elevated floor can be tailored to meet the exhibition needs that you might have to handle.
✧ General open office areas
✧ Support spaces for the office, fan rooms, electrical closets, and more.
The list can keep going on when more applications come up depending on the user needs. If you think that you need an elevated floor, then talk to us for more guidance. We have experience in handling the elevated floors for different clients so we should guide you better on where to use it.
Where Can You Not Use An Elevated Floor?
The list above was about where you can use an elevated floor. However, there are times where people use the elevated floor when it is not necessary or might even be dangerous. So, which areas might not be suitable for an elevated floor? Check them out below.
✧ The laboratories because the biological and chemical spills need to be cleaned all the time. So, when you have an elevated floor in the lab, it can make it hard to appropriately clean the spills effectively.
✧ The toilets, showers, and other wet areas do not need an elevated floor. This is because the plumbing fixtures might end up leaking and thus lead to corrosion and deterioration of the elevated floor panels.
✧ The kitchen and other food preparation areas do not require having an elevated floor. This is because the high humidity and the spillages of food and liquids make it inappropriate for you to set up such a floor.
✧ The mechanical equipment rooms such as those housing air handling equipment, boiler, and chiller. Such equipment will create conditions that are likely to deteriorate or damage the panels over time.
✧ Other areas in general include the central storage rooms and the loading areas too. Consider skipping the trash rooms, emergency generator room, and more.
There can be more areas that do not need an elevated floor. What you should do is consult with our team first to help you see if the room needs the elevated floor or not.
If you have more questions about the elevated floor product, then contact us today for more information. Our customer support team will guide you better giving you all the information that you need to learn more about elevated floors.