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CommScope Under Carpet Power Installation

Royal Services uses commscope undercarpet power to provide innovative solutions to retailers
Reliable communication is essential in today's society, and is especially important to keep up with the speed of business. The CommScope Undercarpet Power System is a flexible method of bringing power to a complicated office or retail layout, and Royal Services are the nation's most trusted installation crew. This technology gives you the ability to move, add and change power and data supplied for fixture and product locations at the snap of a finger.  

The system has the capability to provide power in a variety of locations including, but not limited to, retail, gaming, and open office spaces as allowed by code. The system components are designed so that the installation, removal, and relocation of cable and individual devices may be accomplished without major modifications to walls, floors, or other building structural components. This is especially beneficial to the retail industry where frequent movement occurs with new store fixture installation & repairs, and updated store layouts. Additionally, the system eliminates the need for unsightly power poles, making the environment more aesthetically appealing.  


The CommScope Undercarpet Power System is a modern, flexible way to make the most complex cabling layout simple, economical and easy to handle. Whatever equipment may be needed can be cabled with ease. Retail facility maintenance issues are reduced and building construction is possible without the extensive and costly electrical work required for conventional systems. 


Under carpet power installation is an alternative to conventional round cable for the distribution of power virtually anywhere on the floor without the limitations of underfloor ducts, walls, and utility poles. As the product description implies, CommScope Undercarpet System is only for use under carpet, specifically modular carpet squares as governed by NEC and CEC requirements. Undercarpet communications cable is another solution produced by CommScope that could really help your retail layout.    


The CommScope Undercarpet Cabling system is a low profile, flexible system that makes even the most complex cabling job in an office or retail environment simple, economical and beautifully invisible. The cabling to provide power, voice and data services to your equipment can be handled with ease. And it's changeable! If modifications are required after the initial installation, don’t worry about the cabling. You can change it to fit your new requirements just about as easily as you move the furniture or retail display fixtures. Take up a few sections of the carpet squares, change the routing of the Undercarpet cables and relocate the floor fittings. Presto! You’re back in business. With this system, all your power, voice and data networks can be routed virtually anywhere under the carpet without the restrictions encountered with underfloor ducts, walls, partitions and power/data poles. 

Royal Services Partners with Sprint to ease their retail facility maintenance issuesSprint have taken full advantage of of undercarpet power cabling to completely change the interior of their stores. Not only are the stores more aesthetically appealing, new fixtures and store remodels are much simpler than before due to the ease of working with the CommScope system. 

Primary applications: 

- Ideal for multiple Retail Stores 

- Highly suited for the "Store-in-a-box" concept since all power, voice and data cabling can be pre-packaged in one box.

- Open lobby or customer reception areas

- Areas not easily accessible by traditional cabling methods

- So flexible that it can be retroactively installed after retail design and construction. 

The team at Royal Services specialize in the installation of undercarpet power and data cabling, and have executed multiple rollout projects using this technology, which is available from Electronics Supply Company Inc. in Kansas City. The following photos are from jobs where we were called to come in and clean up the sub-par jobs performed by other companies. This is high tech equipment and needs to be installed by professionals. As you will see below, fire damage can occur if not implemented correctly. Would you want this to be happening underneath your feet as you are working with customers? The phrase "brushing it under the carpet" springs to mind!  

These are the top 10 mistakes made with undercarpet power installation: 

  1. It's not readily available, therefore not many people understand how to professionally install it, leading to increased chances of fire. Be sure to contact a professional installer when adding this system to your facility.   
  2. If the top shield is not installed correctly it can move, which allows moisture to attack the conductors causing them to fail. 
  3. The cables have to bend at specific angles. Failure to do so will lead to damaged equipment and reduced or even no connection. 
  4. Top shield not taped entirely around the edges allowing moisture to get to the conductors 
  5. Top shield missing entirely, could lead to electrifying customer service...
  6. Floor prep not laid down (this is a moisture/vapor barrier) 
  7. Taps/Splices not being crimped properly – can lead to intermittent connections due to walking on it or nearby, or trip breaker 
  8. Transition from flat to solid at the floor not tight enough and causing same intermittent/breaker tripping issues when walked near 
  9. Power running over data 
  10. Floor outlets not anchored to the floor (floating) 




The 'professional' who worked on this project actually took time to strip back the mylar and cut the flat copper to attach to the screws on this transition block. The flat wire should have gone underneath the block, which then gets punctured by the screws …..no copper should ever be exposed…







Here you will see that the outlet was installed on top of the top shield of an existing run.







Here the top shield was not properly taped along all edges. 




Contact us today to see how installing CommScope Undercarpet power cabling could completely change your retail facilities! Royal are much more than just a national rollout company and are here to help with all aspects of your facilities that are currently holding you back. 

A solution that is out of the sight of your customers and is out of your mind. That truly is Service that Solves and is what you can expect when deciding to partner with Royal

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Posted on Jan 15 2018 by Jamie Leeper in facility management, in retail facility, in retail design, in multiple location, in Facility solutions, in undercarpet power cabling, in project management, in facility maintenance companies, in rollout projects, in national rollout company, in national rollout projects

Jamie Leeper

Written by Jamie Leeper

Educator, Coach, Problem Solver, Leader, Business Development Manager, father, facility solutions, project manager, husband, England, Tottenham, running, comedy, hard work, "To Dare is to Do", I work for one of the nation's leading facility maintenance companies!

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