Pedestal Considerations for Raised Access Floors

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As one of the primary structural elements of a raised access floor, pedestals play a critical role in supporting the panels and create an underfloor void space. Naturally with such a critical role in the functionality and usage of an access floor system, there are strict requirements that must be followed, for raised access floor pedestals. These can be found in the PSA MOB PF2 PS/SPU specification.

Pedestals can be adjusted to different heights depending on the floor to ceiling space and the area needed in an underfloor void. The underfloor void is where all vital services are stored which include communication & electrical wires and air conditioning ducting etc. Depending on the size, type and requirements of an organisation depends on how much underfloor void space they may need. This can play a deciding role when choosing an office space and access floor system — what pedestals are available for each system and how much or little void space can be created.

However, quality and safety cannot be compromised because of certain requirements. The PSA standard outlines specific tests that pedestals must pass in order to comply with the document.

Tests include:

Meeting these pedestal standards, and the other requirements set out in the PSA MOB PF2 PS/SPU specification, enhances the underfoot experience and comfort, life of the access flooring and allows complete peace of mind for every party involved.

Other specifications that are available do not meet the strict standards that the PSA specification outlines however, if the PSA specification is followed, optimum safety, quality and a great access floor experience can be achieved.

To download the PSA MOB PF2 PS/SPU click here or for additional support call 0845 1200068 or email