Data Center Flooring SITUATION

RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission-critical data centers in California and Virginia that deliver 100% availability and high-density power for leading Internet, enterprise, and government organizations. Affiliated with the global network of 150 data centers under the Nexcenter brand operated by NTT Communications, RagingWire opened VA1, its first data center in Ashburn, Virginia, in July 2012, and opened VA2 at the end of 2015. The new facility will double capacity to 290,000 square feet (26,942 square meters) in Virginia and will take the company’s total national footprint to nearly one million square feet. The new Ashburn facility includes a state-of-the-art and industry-leading power infrastructure and, like all data centers, requires a completely dust-free environment.

Data Center Flooring CHALLENGE

The project manager faced a couple of major challenges with this project:
DUST — Because of the mission-critical nature of data centers, the integrity of the operating environment is high priority. The equipment is very sensitive, so dust and outside contaminants must be eliminated.

TIMELINE — With customers already lined up and waiting for the new phase of the facility to come online, timing was very tight. The contractors needed a floor coating solution that could be acquired and installed quickly and would be ready for equipment installation almost immediately.

“Every project we do is important, but the pressure was really on for this one,” said Buck Collins of Collins Concrete Coatings.


LATICRETE solutions used in the RagingWire Virginia facility include:
SPARTACOTE® GUARD™ is a solid color, high-performance polyaspartic concrete coating system designed to provide a durable and sanitary coating with minimal maintenance and can be installed in less than half the time of competitive solutions.

It is completely UV […]