Tate brings the natural beauty of hardwood to its line of raised access floor finishes



Jessup, Md.-based Tate, a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of raised access flooring solutions, brings the natural beauty of hardwood to its expansive and exciting selection of raised access floor finishes.

Introduced at NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 2009, Tate’s engineered hardwood tiles are a 3 mm natural wood laminate bonded to an 11 mm Versacore wood veneer backer. Available in four standard patterns, the new laminate can be made from a variety of species of hardwoods in optional strip sizes.

The surface of the tile is sanded smooth and finished with a UV-cured ecological oil that penetrates deep into the wood, providing a long-lasting durable finish. When installed, the 24 x 24-inch tiles reflect the variations of grain pattern and color found in natural wood.

Tate’s engineered hardwood tiles also contribute to good indoor air quality. The VOC-free tiles do not require harsh chemicals. Routine maintenance is a simple process of sweeping and damp mopping with oil soap. The floor’s botanical oil finish allows the wood to breathe, absorbing and neutralizing odors while allowing moisture and humidity to escape. The floor’s absorbent veneer further contributes to noise reduction.

The specially designed access floor finish is factory-laminated to the access floor panels and features a top beveled edge for easy installation and removal within the floor grid. Ideal for lobbies, executive offices and other building spaces that require a high-end finish, the hardwood tiles still maintain the versatility and convenience that an access floor offers.

For more information about Tate products and services, visit www.tateaccessfloors.com or call (410) 799-4200.