A floating floor (or raised floor) allows maintenance to be carried out without necessarily making changes to the walls. In environments with a high concentration of plant engineering, a raised system can be useful to hide electrical cables and various connections and for this reason it is a solution widely used in public facilities and offices. However, the protective function of a raised floor should not be neglected, which makes it suitable - if made of glass - to protect very old surfaces, allowing you to walk on them, without wearing them out. A raised floor is a suitable solution both inside and outside, meeting the needs of adaptability but also ensuring high level technical and aesthetic characteristics.
Floating floors: what they are and what advantages they have
Floating floors, also called raised floors, are raised floor systems that are particularly suitable for work environments with a large number of systems. They are particularly functional, since a floating floor speeds up maintenance work and the modification of wiring and connections over time without necessarily making changes to the masonry work. The advantage is all in time and cost: a significant saving. In the construction of new buildings, especially if intended for offices, the presence of new wiring is increasingly necessary, whose installation is greatly simplified by the flexibility typical of raised floors.
Floating and traditional floors: what are the differences?
There is a substantial difference between floating floors and traditional floors: raised floors allow you to reset the rooms over time according to the new needs of space organization. We can therefore say that the comparison is all about the flexibility of the solution. In addition, a floating floor gives the possibility - for maintenance operations and modification of the systems - to intervene on a single panel, without affecting the adjacent panels. The assembly and disassembly of the various components is made easy by the dry laying and this contributes to make a raised floor more versatile than the traditional floor. In addition, the thermal advantages should not be overlooked: the thermal separation between the screed and the floor leads to an improvement in living comfort. Last but not least, there is the maximum creative freedom that is left to the designer, who at the design stage is no longer bound to the positioning of the various systems.
Modular systems for raised floors: between stoneware and wood
There are plenty of modular systems for raised floors. The most common is the raised stoneware floor, suitable for offices, business centers, banks and centers of technological equipment and systems in evolution. Raised floors can also have special functions, especially in the case of safeguarding historical and artistic floors of a certain value: in this case a modular system with glass panels can be used, which allows the underlying floor to be kept intact. A wooden floating floor is the right choice for those who do not want to give up the elegance of a parquet, as well as a modular non-slip system is ideal for those who need to cover an outdoor surface, perhaps next to a swimming pool.
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