Benefits of an Access Floor

A cost-effective solution for new construction or renovation, access floors provide a wide range of benefits, including: infinite flexibility, adaptability, and capacity; and an overall reduction in life cycle costs.

Irvine’s support team can provide technical assistance, specification development, sales and service. And, our highly trained and experienced installation teams can install any size project.

Additionally, Irvine will custom laminate a wide selection of brand name coverings and finishes, including carpets, tiles and rubber products to both new and used access floor panels. With our in-stock carpet and tile programs, we also have the ability to resurface your existing worn access floor panels to provide a cost-effective method to achieve a functional and aesthetically appealing environment.

Access Floor Performance

Quiet & solid underfoot with a flex of only .025″ under a 200lb load. Irvine access floors have a room-to-room sound transmission of 53 NNIC.
Design Load*
All of our 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. Irvine 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 catastrophic 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 makes 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.


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
There are no electro-zinc components in any of our products. This eliminates the risk of zinc whiskers.
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. Irvine 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 its integrity or accessing the underfloor plenum.

* Independently certified test reports are available upon request.

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