Data Center Flooring

Andrew Latham lathama at
Tue Oct 2 13:07:00 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 8:58 AM, Mark Keymer <mark at> wrote:
> Thank you for the information, both on and off-list.
> It has been very helpful.
> Also it looks likes the current tiles are VCT so no Asbestos currently.
> Sincerely,
> Mark Keymer
> On 10/2/2012 4:36 AM, Alex Rubenstein wrote:
>> We have operated with several types of floor in four locations over the
>> last 15 years (Raised, VCT, painted, and polished concrete).
>> Personally, I like the look of the polished concrete the best. It's
>> relatively cheap and easy to do. Epoxy and VCT tend to get hurt over time
>> and require considerably maintenance. If you want any pics, let me know.
>>  From a static electricity aspect, we have never had a problem with any
>> flooring ever - that is more about humidity level and proper grounding.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Keymer [mailto:mark at]
>> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 5:12 PM
>> To: North American Network Operators' Group
>> Subject: Data Center Flooring
>> We recently took possession of a building which part of it was used for a
>> teleco room by a Cellular company. The floor looks like crap. So we were
>> thinking about maybe just putting another new flooring on top.
>> Currently it has some type of tile looking flooring. I have been told the
>> the entry way into the building is Anti-static. However No idea on the
>> actual data center flooring.
>> I know in the past there have been talks about datacenter flooring.
>> (Even Carpet if I recall). What I am wondering is does the actual
>> datacenter flooring need to be like Static Dissipating.  (Found something
>> that does that for about $10.00 a Sqr foot). Or can it just be non static
>> generating or like non conducting. Not quite sure the wording to use here.
>> Any thoughts on this would be appreciated on or off the list.
>> Sincerely,
>> --
>> Mark Keymer

If I may give a +1 to the concrete.  Polishing is part of the install
and often the harsh surface is intended for adhesives or shoe/tire
grip. As mentioned the reduced cost is also great.

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