Choosing Raised or Fixed Flooring

The floor underneath your system affects all other pieces of the network infrastructure. The floor physically supports the system hardware, just as a foundation supports a house. You can choose from two types of floors: fixed and raised. The flooring decision you make directly influences the choices you make down the road, so consider your choice carefully.

Fixed Floors

Fixed floors are the floors you are used to walking on every day—solid platforms that rest on building supports and don't move. The advantages of fixed floors are as follows:

  • Stability; fixed floors don't move.

  • Can bear very heavy loads.

  • Low maintenance.

  • Smooth surface makes it easy to move equipment.

The disadvantages of fixed floors are as follows: ...

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