Raised floor, Solid floor... or carpet?

Brandon Kim brandon.kim at brandontek.com
Thu Apr 1 11:46:54 CDT 2010

Some questions:

What about dust? Wouldn't the carpet hold down more dust then a regular floor, and at some point,
the dust could kick back up and go right back into the servers? 

What about maintenance of the floor? (sweep/brooming wise) Isn't it easier to use something like
iRobot on a flat floor than a carpeted one?

I don't know the exact coding standards, but would it not be better to use those sound proof materials
in the corner and walls around the datacenter?

Wouldn't a carpet be bad for possible fires/flames or sparks?

> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 08:55:20 -0700
> Subject: Raised floor, Solid floor... or carpet?
> From: scott at doc.net.au
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Adding to the recent debate over raised v's solid floor, seem there's
> another option that wasn't discussed...
> http://www.iphouse.com/
>   Scott.

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