Cyberfloor raised access flooring

The following sequence of photographs was taken at the new Namibia Polytechnic Resource Centre, where CyberFloor staff instructed the local contractor Kenpat (Namibia) in the installation methods. Approximately 250m2 was laid in two days including the training process. Kenpat (Namibia) completed the balance of the job, some 850m2. This particular application utilised a loose lay carpet tile finish, vinyl tiles are an alternative. In the normal sequence the electrical boxes would have been installed, prior to the installation of the carpet, this was in fact a trial run for the benefit of the contractor’s staff training.

In all instances CyberFloor is self-levelling and will follow any uneven floor surfaces.

Step 1 : Commence setting out from a central point in the installation area, by measuring from that point to the edges to ensure that a convenient distance is established, i.e. a workable part of the 166mm module is available at all four sides.
Step 2 : Lay the first pedestal at the point determined above, with a footpad attached to each corner, and then lay a complete line of pedestals until the outer extremity has been reached.
Step 3 : Using a standard chalk line true up the first line of pedestals, having completed this start a new line from the central point at 90 degrees to the first line and ensure that this is also true by using the chalk line.
Once the basic set out is checked commence to attach CyberFloor pedestals from the central point outwards, laying the plug-in footpads as you go, no further laying out is required.
Step 4 : Continue process until the required area is completed, leaving out any pedestals around obstacles such as columns.
Step 5 : Having laid as much as possible, commence the cutting of pedestals to ensure a perfect fit with walls, etc. Using a simple template mark a pedestal to be cut, then with an angle grinder cut the pedestal to shape and then check fit.
Similarly using the same technique cut pedestals to fit door frames & columns.
Step 6 : When required install a line of aluminium tape on every second pedestal line, this is to ensure that any build up of static electricity will be transferred to the steel electrical box once installed, all these boxes are earthed.
Step 7 : The finish is now applied, in this instance a loose lay carpet tile with a perm-tack adhesive. The adhesive is applied with a standard roller and allowed to become tacky, this can take a few hours.
Step 8 : The carpet is laid in the normal manner as specified by the manufacturer.
Step 9 : A completed installation