Raised Floor Systems For Exhibitions & Events: A Guide

Raised flooring systems are becoming increasingly popular at exhibitions and events across Ireland – and with good reason. There are many benefits to this type of flooring system, all of which make it worth considering for your brand’s next event. 

Some of the benefits of raised flooring include:

  • Concealing wires and cables, creating a cleaner appearance and reducing tripping hazards.
  • Modular design allows for easy installation, reconfiguration, and dismantling, saving time and effort.
  • Improves acoustics by absorbing sound, creating a more pleasant experience for attendees.
  • Entirely reusable from event to event. Many systems are made from eco-friendly and recyclable materials, contributing to event sustainability.

Cable Management

Raised flooring systems provide an effective solution for concealing unsightly wires, cables, and technical equipment beneath the surface of the event floor. Not only are they unsightly and interfere with the experience a customer might have at your exhibition, but they are also a dangerous tripping hazard. By routing these elements under the raised platform, you are not only avoiding the look of wires and cables, but also ensuring no one could trip over them. 

Having said that, at events, there can sometimes be a need to adjust or troubleshoot the connections and wires. With a raised flooring, there is no need to worry, as cables and wires are easily accessed beneath the flooring, due to its modular design. Simply lift the flooring where needed, make adjustments or check the connections, and replace the floor piece. 

Raised Flooring versus Cable Protector Ramps 

Another popular cable management option is to use cable protector ramps. While they provide a degree of protection against tripping over cables, they can make it more challenging to access the cables when issues arise or changes are required. The boxes must be opened or removed, which can be time-consuming and may interrupt the flow of the event. Raised flooring provides a more efficient and convenient solution for managing and accessing wires and cables throughout an exhibition or event.

Modular design

The modular design of raised flooring systems is one of its key advantages. Each tile is the same size (approximately 2×2 feet or 60cm squared) and weighs less than five kilograms, so transporting, assembling and storing this type of flooring is very easy.

 The flooring is made up of individual panels that are supported by a grid of adjustable pedestals or supports. This modular configuration allows for easy installation, as the panels can be quickly laid out and connected to create one large, variable size surface. This means event organisers can change the size and layout of their exhibit without needing to worry about how the flooring will change in relation to the overall design.

If an exhibitor requires a larger or smaller space, or if the overall layout of the event needs to be changed on the fly, the floor panels can be easily rearranged or removed. This flexibility is particularly useful for exhibitors who will be visiting multiple events in a short period of time.

Dismantling the flooring

Moreover, the modular design of raised flooring simplifies the process of dismantling and storing the system when not in use. The floor panels can be quickly disconnected and stacked, while the pedestals can be disassembled and stored compactly. This ease of dismantling and storage saves time and space.

Different flooring options

In addition to its practical benefits, the modular design of raised flooring also allows for the integration of various flooring finishes. Event organisers can choose from a range of surface materials, such as carpet tiles, vinyl, or laminate, which can be easily installed or replaced on the raised floor panels. This flexibility in flooring finishes enables event organisers to create a custom look and feel for their exhibition space, aligning with their brand identity or event theme.


Comfort and acoustics

An often overlooked aspect of raised flooring is how comfortable it is to walk on. When stepping into a raised floor exhibit from a rough or uneven surface, it’s immediately noticeable. Additionally, The air gap beneath the floor panels provides a degree of thermal insulation, helping to regulate the temperature and create a more comfortable environment for attendees and exhibitors alike. This thermal insulation effect can be especially beneficial in large, air-conditioned exhibition halls, where temperature fluctuations can be more pronounced.


The hollow space beneath the raised floor panels acts as a natural sound absorber, reducing noise levels and improving the overall acoustic experience within the event space.

In large, open exhibition halls, sound can easily bounce off hard surfaces, creating echoes and making it difficult for attendees to engage in conversations or hear presentations clearly. By installing a raised flooring system, this effect is lessened. The air gap between the subfloor and the raised floor panels helps to absorb and dampen sound waves, reducing reverberation. Attendees can engage in conversations more easily, without the need to raise their voices or strain to hear others.


Eco-friendly raised flooring

It’s possible to get raised flooring that’s made to be recyclable, should you wish to use a temporary solution. This prevents extra, unnecessary waste from ending up in landfills. This also goes for the flooring which at Vinehall Displays, is also recyclable and made from recycled materials. However, as noted above, raised flooring can indeed be reused multiple times.


In conclusion


From effective cable management and modular design to improved acoustics and comfort, raised flooring provides a practical solution for creating functional and visually appealing exhibition spaces. At Vinehall Displays, we understand the importance of these features and offer raised, modular flooring solutions that incorporate all the aforementioned benefits. 

Our team of experts can help you select the perfect flooring system for your event, ensuring that your exhibit or event is as premium as the services or products offered by your brand.For example, we offer event rentals which can be a great way to approach an event without needing to invest straight. With Vinehall Displays, you can trust that your raised flooring will be of the highest quality, adaptable to your specific needs, and designed with sustainability in mind. Get in touch with us and see what we could do for you.