Q: Why do I need data cable mat?
A: To protect the cables from irregular underfloor surfaces and dampness or being compressed within the cable basket which can cause performance degradation
Q: Class O or Class 1 LSOH
A: Class 1 is the best rating for Spread of Flame as part of BS476 Part 7, and is often the requirement of materials in all types of construction, LSOH is specified in RN Type 45 Destroyers, US Navy Submarines, Bombardier trains and buildings such as Stadia, Offices and HMO. LSOH therefore clearly has the benefit over Class O of lower smoke and toxicity with zero Halogen. However, Class O meets BS476 Part 7 and additional tests related to heat propagation to BS476 Part 6. To achieve this standard Class O has added Halogens, which LSOH mat does not have, so may be used where higher standards of fire performance is required such as care homes, educational establishments, hospitals etc.
Q: What thickness should I use
A: 6mm is generally used in cable basket, 13mm is usually used on sub-surface floor, 25mm is also available
Q: How do I join mat together or secure to the floor
A: Use our Floor Matting tape to join lengths and on edges to secure to the floor
Q: What if I have to lay cables over other cables or pipes
A: Use our half round bridges under the mat to install over the cables/pipes