There are no industry standards for access floor loading perfomance that all manufacturers agree upon. The Ceiling & Interiors Systems Construction Association (CISCA) publishes "Recommended Test Procedures for Access Floors" which establish procedures for testing of: concentrated loads, ultimate loads, rolling loads, stringer loads, pedestal axial loads and pedestal overturning moment loads. These test procedures do not set standards for test results. Tate's products are tested and certified in accordance with the CISCA publication. There are three test procedures for determining understructure component performance.
- Stringer load - the vertical mid-span stringer load rating.
- Pedestal Axial Load - the vertical compression load of a pedestal assembly
- Pedestal Overturn Moment - the horizontal load rating of a pedestal assembly and its attachment to the subfloor.