Legrand Floor Boxes are Fire Rated for up to Three Hours
WEST HARTFORD, Conn., (July 23, 2014) – Legrand now offers 19 Wiremold® flush style floor boxes that have been evaluated, tested, and approved to meet UL Fire Classification requirements for at minimum a 2-hour floor rating and, in many cases, a 3-hour rating. Available in both single and multiple-gang versions in steel and nonmetallic fabrications, they provide power, communication, and audio/video services into open spaces. These boxes also accept existing cover plates and service fittings to present a more consistent and aesthetic finish throughout the building.
The Evolution™ Series Floor Box has a 3-hour rating. Boxes are available in 6-, 8- and 10-gang configurations. Its unique design allows the boxes to be installed in carpet, tile, and wood-covered concrete; terrazzo; and polished concrete floors without additional parts or accessories for above-grade fire-classified applications.
The family of Wiremold UL listed and fire-classified floor boxes includes:
- 1-, 2- and 3-gang OmniBox™ steel floor boxes
- Resource RFB® two-gang and four-gang multi-service steel recessed floor boxes
- 880MP and 881 Ratchet-Pro® nonmetallic floor boxes
- Evolution™ Series steel floor boxes
When properly installed, fire-classified floor boxes save time and money for general contractors and installers by eliminating the need for spraying or using other solutions to meet the building requirements. They also eliminate the guesswork for inspectors and provide reassurance for building owners and property managers by meeting or exceeding the UL Fire Classification Standards.
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Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us