How to choose Windows server room flooring

Bernie Klinder, Founder,

Most Windows server rooms are a raised sub floor or access floor to create a space for the miles of network cable that run in and out of a server room, and to create a space for air distribution.

Be sure that the load ratings for all raised floors and ramps are adequate to support all of your racks and equipment. Cast aluminum tiles in the raised server room floors seem to handle heavier load better than other materials, but check with manufacturer's ratings and specifications. Consider installing a sub-floor water detection system to prevent damage to your cables in the event moisture collects beneath the sub floor.



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Bernie Klinder, MVP, consultant
Bernie Klinder is a technology consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He is also the founder and former editor of, a comprehensive resource index for IT professionals who support Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and BackOffice products. For his contributions to the information technology community, Bernie was selected as an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft. Copyright 2004 TechTarget

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