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  1. #1
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    Feb 2011
    Wheeling, WV, USA

    Raised Floors in a Datacenter

    I am building a small datacenter. We are looking at making raised floors with tiles on the top of it. We are looking to hold 2 racks at the most on this floor. What is needed to hold up the the tiles and weight of the racks? Where can i get these supplies? Is there any special tiles necessary?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    I suggest you hire a civil engineer.
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    Feb 2010
    Evanston, IL

  4. #4
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    Jan 2003
    Chicago, IL
    For only two cabinets why go with raised flooring? It would generally be used for HVAC reasons, etc. but with only two cabs that probably isn't a major concern.
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  5. #5
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    Feb 2011
    Wheeling, WV, USA
    I'm thinking cable trays for that situation, if you really want to keep them out of the way. Pretty cheap and easy to hang from either a plaster or drop ceiling.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    We made a small datacenter with 10 racks (and room for 10 more) plus a machine room with only 4 racks. We put in 6" Raised floors only power and low voltage cabling. HVAC is configured as hot - cold isle in the ceiling.

    I would say it was worth every penny.

    Now for only two racks, I really dont see the point. I would just set some nice clean ladder racks over your equipment racks and run everything from above.


  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2003
    You can usually find local providers to get you all the materials you need to put in the raised floor. I don't see the point other than looks in that small of a space as others said.

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