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Access Floor Systems

All of our products are engineered and manufactured to exact tolerances in our fully owned manufacturing facilities located in United States. Our facilities are ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 quality and environmental management certified. All of our products go through rigorous independently certified testing in compliance with CISCA testing procedures. In addition, Tate performs all tests to international norms which require whole system tests using understructure rather than panel only tests.

Tate follows Six Sigma methodology to increase performance and quality assurance. Our R&D team is constantly examining the latest manufacturing technologies and materials to improve future product offerings. As a result of Tate’s dedication to quality our panels feature many attributes not found with any other panel types or manufacturers.

 


Performance

Walkability*
Quiet & solid underfoot with a flex of only .025" under a 200lb load. Tate access floors have a room to room sound transmission of 53 NNIC.
Design Load*
All Tate Steel welded panels provide a minimum safety factor of 2. Design loads are equal to or above concentrated load ratings. Quiet & solid underfoot with a flex of only .025" under a 200lb load. Tate access floors have a room to room sound transmission of 53 NNIC.
Overload Protection*
System yields gradually for built in safety – eliminates the risk of instantaneous catistrophic failures in the office environment.
Panel Strength Options*
5 interchangeable panel strengths, meet all the requirements of a modern office building without adjustments. 
Cutout Strength*
System maintains design load strength when cut.

 

Plenum Integrity

Air Leakage*
Die cut edges reduce panel gaps (.015” +/- .005). Reduces air leakage and make it predictable for commissioning purposes, a requirement when identifying the tightness of an underfloor plenum. (see plenum integrity guides for more information).
Clean Air Plenum*
Painted steel panels with tight seams minimize dust and debris entering the air delivery plenum through panel gaps.
Plenum Divider*
Attaches to pedestals maintaining underfloor access. Adjustable to meet any width requirement.

 

Design

Panel Construction
Flat steel top sheet welded 156 times to a waffle shape bottom sheet then filled internally with lightweight cement.
Recycled Content
51.7% recycled content, Over 18.4% post-consumer. The highest post consumer recycled content in the industry to help achieve your LEED® certification goals.
Positive Engagement
Tate’s PosiLock® pedestal head positions and retains panels in place without screws for faster installation.
Zinc Whiskers
Tate uses no electro-zinc components to reduce the risk of zinc whiskers.
Combustibility*
All components are noncombustible – no wrapping or plastic parts are used.
Finish Options
Almost unlimited factory laminated finish options are available including, terrazzo, wood, cork, rubber, and linoleum. Tate also offers PosiTile® carpet & Integral Trim® edge for HPL.

 

Service & Usability


Lifting & Handling
Easy to carry with one hand and can be removed with a suction cup lifter. Panels are 25% lighter than similarly performing panels made of other materials.
Shock Resistance
No damage occurs when dropped from waist height.
Cracking & Reuse
Steel panels are free from unsightly cracks which improve the products life-cycle and reuse.
Ease of Cutting
Steel panel filled with cement cut easily in the field without special blades or equipment.
Attaching Walls
Screws and shot-pin can be driven directly into the panel without sacrificing it’s integrity or accessing the underfloor plenum.

* Independently certified test reports are available upon request.
 
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