Top 5 advantages of Matrix over metal raised floors
5 May 2022
Raised floors with metal pedestals were designed to provide convenient access to MEP systems. Over the years, metal pedestal floors became obsolete for contemporary interior standards such as load capacity, safety, acoustics, and aesthetics.
Matrix has been designed for easy MEP setup with improvements compared to plates on pedestals, which can be summarized in 5 advantages:
Despite its high load-bearing capacity, Matrix has only a 15 cm total height and MEP systems access clearance of a 10-12 cm height and 30-40 cm width.
High load-bearing capacity
The load capacity of metal access floors is less than 1 t/m2. Matrix forms a concrete structure that can withstand more than 15 t/m2, which makes it suitable for supporting heavy equipment, vehicles, and mass pedestrian traffic. The system is also walkable before the pouring of concrete.
Metal raised floors are known for their poor acoustic performance. Matrix creates a monolith concrete surface that prevents the reverberation of footsteps and furniture, offering the improved acoustic performance of the floor.
Suitable for any kind of floor finish
Metal floors are not convenient for every kind of finish due to their structural grid. Matrix creates a stable, flat surface suitable for any kind of finish, including parquet, mosaic, ceramic tiles, or contemporary epoxy and concrete coatings.
Fast and easy installation
Metal flooring systems have many small parts e.g pedestals, feet, and screws, that demand various attachments and tools. Matrix has only 2 elements, installed by simple pressure hooking: the base grid and the top formwork.
Contact us to use Matrix in your next project.