Specialty Contractors For Demanding Environments

Panel Finishes

High Pressure Laminate

High pressure laminate (HPL) is the most common finish option in data center environments. HPL for access flooring is classified as either anti-static (controls the creation and build up of static electricity by people walking) or conductive (quickly drains static electricity through the floor covering to the understructure). Standard (anti-static) HPL is available in either 1/16″ or 1/8″ thicknesses, while conductive HPL is only available in 1/16″ thickness. Nevamar and Formica are the leading suppliers of HPL to the access flooring community.

PosiTile Carpet

PosiTile is an engineered modular carpet tile manufactured under a Shaw Contract – Tate alliance. It is specifically designed to cover a Tate access floor panel in a perfect one-to-one match. Four ultrasonically welded buttons on the underside of the carpet tile provide precise indexed alignment with four matching indentations in the Tate access floor panel. No adhesive is required.

Vinyl Composition Tile

Vinyl composition tile (VCT) is a resilient floor finish most often used in high-traffic areas including corridors, lobbies, etc… It is applied in the factory, where four (4) 12″ squares are adhered to one access floor panel. Tate sources their VCT from Armstrong, Azrock, Mannington and Tarkett.

Static Control Tiles

Static control vinyl is most commonly used in cleanrooms, electronics labs, and chip manufacturing areas, for their ability to dissipate static from the surface of the floor. They are available in both conductive and static-dissipative resistance properties. Conductive elements precisely distributed throughout the tile provide through-tile conductivity, carrying the static discharge to ground. VPI and Forbo are recognized manufacturers.

Other Finish Options

Beyond the above finishes, Tate is continually expanding their offerings of factory-adhered finishes, to include epoxy powder coatings, terrazzo, bamboo, engineered wood, wood veneers, cork, luxury vinyls and rubber. As well, Longden has been involved in some unique field-applied finish projects, including mosaic tile (see picture on the left). Please contact us to discuss floor finish options in more detail.


High Pressure Laminate

PosiTile Carpet

Vinyl Composition Tile

Static Control Tiles

4pc Ceramic Tile

Mosaic Tile

Epoxy Powder Coat