Library design can range from the traditional formal setting to modern and open. Regardless of the aesthetic Tate access floors with high-end finishes offer a wide range of colors and textures to create the desired look. Whether it's our STONEWORKS® line of integrated concrete finishes, or one of our laminated finish options, all of Tate's design assisted finishes are manufactured and assembled in our facility, and then shipped to your work site as ready for installation.
Proper balance of daylighting, acoustics and privacy must work together in a library. By distribution power, data and air services under a raised floor, ceiling heights can be expanded allowing for more daylighting. With floor service terminations walls no longer need to be connected therefore they can be easily reconfigured to accommodate special events or add privacy as needed.
Raised floors offer similar advantages to the preservation of historic libraries. The underfloor service pathway provides an excellent solution to modernize the Library to address current technology and user needs. Additional systems upgrades can be accomplished to meet today's HVAC, energy, lighting, and other sustainability standards while maintaining the overall integrity of the building and preserving the architectural features of significance.