A commitment to increasing safety in our surroundings motivated Newfloor to research new solutions, including anti-seismic materials. This is a highly relevant topic in our own country, which has recorded significant seismic activity in recent times. In the event of an earthquake, it is critical that raised access flooring must be able to maintain its structural stability.
Four x Four AD is a patented system that guarantees the integrity of raised access flooring during a seismic event, therefore allow ing people to reach the emergency exits and to leave the premises quickly.
The reinforced steel structure consists of supports that are secured to the sub-floor with specialist adhesive. The head of the bespoke pedestal, whose gasket is also glued, is patented with 4 conical hooks that are inserted into the underside of the predrilled floor panel. Each gasket couples with 4 panels, thus achieving the integrated effect of the whole floor whilst maintaining the biggest advantage of raised flooring: immediate access to the plenum where the building services are contained.
This process was designed for raised flooring with a 1.500 kg/m3 ultra high density calcium sulphate core.
Four x Four AD system can also be introduced on standard raised floors (where anti seismic properties are not required) facilitating the self-centring effect of the panels, aligning them with each other and preventing possible lateral movement.