Surface mount VS Flush Mount: A data outlet box is where the cable terminates (Close to your desk) and where you plug in your Fly Lead. The 2 major types is Surface mount and Flush mount.

SURFACE MOUNT:

Surface mount is the type of wall box or termination box that sticks out when mounted. This type of box can usually be mounted on any surface and it’s cost effective.

Where can Surface mount boxes be mounted?

  • Power Skirting
  • Drywalling (With a 2×4 or 4×4 blank plate)
  • Concrete Wall
  • Floor Island or Pedestal (On blank plate)
  • Power and data pole
  • Power module for office desk

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FLUSH MOUNT:

The Flush mount option is commonly used when you do not want the termination box to stick out. The flush mounted option is used when tidiness and neatness is important to the client. The Flush Mount options are more expensive as it has more components but looks nicer and neater.

Where can Flush mount options be mounted?

  • Power Skirting
  • Drywalling
  • Concrete Wall (If provision is made with a 4×4 box)
  • Floor Island or Pedestal
  • Power and data pole
  • Power module for office desk

Skirting options:

Data Cabling  Flush mount Data Outlet

Drywall options:

Data Cabling  Home Network Cabling

Food pedestal options:

Flush mount Data Outlet Floor Pedistal