The raised floor for interiors has been specially designed to provide a rational answer to the continual need for the flexibility required by technological innovation in places where there is a high concentration of process plant, like offices, data processing centers and the advanced services-producing sector.
Thanks to this building system, a new floor surface can be constructed above the screed so as to create a "technical space" the height of which can vary from a few centimeters to over a meter. It can be easily removed and inspected underneath, and can be installed without creating limitations to the positions of any sort of plant (electricity, telephone, computer, air conditioning installations, etc). The system is extremely functional. All its components can be disassembled and assembled without the use of cements or adhesives. Moreover, the individual panels can be moved without interfering with the adjacent ones. This speeds up the time it takes to service and modify the plant, jobs that can be done whenever required without the need for masonry work, thus reducing the time it takes to do the work and the relative costs. All these features provide designers with much more scope for creating layouts, during both the planning and actual construction phases. This is because they are no longer limited by having to position the process plant in certain places. Moreover, there is nothing to stop the plant from being integrated and/or modified to suit new standards: anything that has not been planned or forecast can be added later. This is true of both new and renovated constructions as the room layouts can be modified to suit the changing space arrangement requirements.
Since they are so attractive, strong, compact, flat, easy to service and hygienic, the Granitogrès, Marmogrès, Pietre Native and Granitoker porcelain stoneware tiles are much better as a cladding for the raised floor than other, alternative claddings. Casalgrande Padana's cladding tiles are protected by an outer edge that allows them to be perfectly fixed longside mobile elements and prevents the tile edges from being chipped when the panels are handled, i.e. the operation that represents the main characteristic of the raised floor.