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Tate access floor products introduction-Tate Concore& How to install Tate Floor-ACCESS FLOOR STORE

2019/8/31 23:19:53

Tate Access Floors inc is the world lead access flooring manufacturer in North America. UK's KINSPAN subsidiary cooperation, Tate access floor has the best brand recognition worldwide. Tate's Raised Floor roducts has been patent one their structure.   

ConCore raised floor series 

Tate ConCore raised floor series are the most popular product. The ConCore series is produced by Steel Punching Process. Floor top steel and bottom steel is punched by machines. Finally, the molding powder  is sprayed with an epoxy coating.  and tate ConCore is also modified into a perforated plate with venting holes on the existing floor. Convenient for airflow. Tate Concore access flooring is quality controled by quality checker.

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The structure of Tate's all steel access floor  is like  the Tate Concore access floor. For the difference,all steel access floor has an anti-static covering on the surface. This anti-static veneer includes a melamine veneer and a homogenous core. PVC. Tate all steel access floor is used in computer rooms and data centers. Tate all steel access floor is manufactured by Tate's standards.   all steel access floor panels are designed by the CISCA test method

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Tate's Composite Board Panel

 Tate's Composite Board Panel has many applications. Tate is made of wood-based materials. Access floor can be laminated by high pressure laminate, rubber or vinyl. Supported pedestals and stringers are used at the bottom of the wood-based floor. The smallest finish height can be up to 4 inches.

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Tate's STONEWORKS™ Panel

 Tate's STONEWORKS™ Panel meets the architectural requirements.  it used nature marble as access floor materials. Indoor pedestal system is adjusted on  Tate's STONEWORKS™ Panel.  STONEWORKS panel design in line with Tate standard CISCA test method.

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Tate's Outdoor Panel

Tate's outdoor system is also modified. The use of outdoor brackets ensures anti corrosion and meet CISCA load requirements.

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How to install Tate access floors Step By Step 

You need to follow certain criteria when you install tate raised access floors. 

we list 12 steps on tate access floor installation.

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STEP 1. Check the dimensions of the room

Check the room dimensions and configuration against approved drawings. you shoot  Use a builder's transit or laser to receive Tate access floor. and determine how much variation there is in the level of the subfloor 

You should choose tate raised floor termination points in rooms. such as elevator and door sills and concrete ledges. if it cannot be installed by your drawings, You can notify the general contractor about corrective FFH(Floor Finish Height). 

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Step 2. Determine Tate Access Floor Starting Point

You should find out tate access floor starting point in the room as shown on the drawings. Seek approval to change the starting point if cut panels at the perimeter in case too small panel distance to allow proper support. The recommended minimum size of the cut panels for proper support is 6 inches wide.

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Step 3. Layout Tate Access Floor Layout Grid

When established the proper Tate raised access flooring starting point, you can layout two chalk lines at the right angles to make sure the room is square. See figure 1 for exact procedure. Chalk lines must be used as control lines for installing the access floor. The reason for laying chalk lines for installing the access floor. The reason for laying chalk lines rather than just measuring from the walls is that the walls are not always square. The chalk line system gives a square reference point. Be careful to keep the access floor square at all times during installation.

NOTE: When starting the installation in the corner of a room, stretch a dry line for line "B" before laying down chalk. Check the distance from "B" line and the "A" chalk line to the walls. If the distance to the walls is over 24 inches at any point, move the entire line closer to the wall so that the greatest distance is 24 inches or less (See figure 1.)

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STEP 4.  Check Tate Access Floor Control Lines

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Chalk the two control lines and spread tate access floor pedestal assemblies in an area approximately 48 feet x 24 feet, making sure to start at the approved starting point. (See figure 2.)

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Step 5. Target Tate Access Floor Finish Height

 Using a laser or transit, shoot in a tate access floor pedestal assembly to the proper FFH every 8 or 10 feet in both directions (depending on the length of your leveling bar.)  By spanning two pedestals at proper FFH with the leveling bar, adjust all the pedestals in between to the bottom surface of the bar.  As you adjust each access floor pedestal assembly, center it on the two-foot marks permanently marked on the bar.

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Step 6. Glue Tate Access Floor Pedestals 

Glue each Tate access floor pedestal base in the spread area to the subfloor. Using a spatula type device, tilt up base plate without changing its location and apply adhesive to bottom of base plate.

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NOTE: When using fasteners to anchor pedestal bases, each base should be glued and stringers installed (if part of system) before installing anchors. The type of fasteners used may also require that panels be installed for later removal and installation of fasteners. This ensures pedestal location and plumbness when anchored. Caution should be taken to insure that an adequate amount of adhesive is used, especially if project specification require specific overturn movements on base plate.

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Step 7. Bolt Tate Access Floor Stringers

If Tate stringers are a part of the system, bolt stringer to the pedestal heads beginning at the starting point.

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Step 8. Lay Tate Floor Panels in One Direction

Beginning again at the start point, lay four rows of Tate Floor panels along the longest wall. Check to see that you are staying on control lines, and that panels do not rock. (See figure 3.)

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Step 9. Check for Tate rocking panels 

If a Tate raised floor panel rocks diagonally when placed in the system, turn it one quarter (90°) turn and check it again. If the Tate panel continues to rock when rotated, some debris may be between the panel bottom and the pedestal head or stringer. Also check to make sure Tate pedestal is not tilted, stringers are properly seated and that panel edges are flush. If the panel still rocks, set it aside to be used as perimeter cut panel. The pedestals should not be adjusted unless three or four panels supported on it are rocking. At this point, make a minor elevation adjustment to the pedestal.

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When installing carpeted panels, the carpet grain direction must be controlled. Each panel has an arrow on the bottom indicationg proper carpet grain. All panels must be installed with the grain in the same direction. Therefore, they cannot be turned to adjust for rockers. The panel can be bumped or the pedestal assemblies adjusted. It may require two or three pedestals in a row to be adjusted.

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STEP 10. Lay Tate Floor panels in opposite direction

After laying the first four rows of tate floor panels along the long wall, begin again at the starting point and lay four rows of panels perpendicular to the first rows. Follow the same previous steps (8 through 9) for laying tate panels and be sure to follow the control lines.  If you do not stay on the control lines, Tate raised floor will not be square and your grid lines will not be straight.  After laying in the ELL section, check and re-check to be sure it is square.  When you are certain the ELL is square, continue to install rows until the ELL becomes a rectangle or square. While you are laying panels in this area, you should have someone spreading, shooting, leveling and preparing the next adjacent area for panels..

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STEP 11. Align Grid For Tate raised floor systems

After the first section of Tate raised floor is installed, check to see that all the grid lines are straight. If the grid is not square, you can make them square by bumping the rows of installed panel with your foot. If this fails, take up every third or fourth row of panels and tap the bases in the direction of the panels that have to be moved. All grid lines should be straight before cutting in the perimeter panels.

Caution: Be sure not to create a tightness problem that will result in difficult removal and reinstallation of panels.

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Step 12. Proceed with next row

After installing the first section of A/F, only one chalked control line along the long wall needs to be used for the remainder of the floor. The initial section of Tate raised floor normally dictates the squareness and location of the rest of the floor. However, it is possible in a long room to allow a curve to develop in small increments in the grid. Therefore, a dry line should be kept stretched along the short wall until at least a four-panel-wide section of the floor is installed the entire length of the room.

In setting this dry line, secure one end at the starting point on the grid line between the first two panels. Raise the line about one inch off the panel, then stretch the line to the other end of the floor and do the same there. The line should not override the panel edges.

NOTE: If rolling materials, equipment or gang boxes across installed A/F, then 1/4-inch tempered masonite or 1/2-inch plywood should be used as pathways to avoid any damage to the top surface of the A/F panels.

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