What's a surface raceway?
It’s one of life’s simple facts: cables just don’t look good meandering along baseboards or straggling down walls. That’s where surface raceways come into the picture. Raceway is an enclosed channel that can be run along walls, ceilings, and even the back of furniture to route wires from one place to another, and keep them organized and hidden from sight along the way.
Most raceway has a hinged, flip-open lid that lets you easily load cables during installation, as well as go back to update them as needed later on. Raceways are generally also non-metallic (made of extruded PVC or other plastics), so they don’t conduct electricity, and can often be coated with latex paint to exactly match surrounding surfaces. For extreme situations that call for more rugged cable protection, less-common aluminum raceways are available.
Surface raceway typically comes in straight sections, which are usually about 5 feet in length. One of the great things about raceway is that it’s extremely customizable – it can be trimmed down to shorter lengths with a hacksaw or cable duct cutter, or pieced together end-to-end to form longer lengths. Many lines of raceway come with optional fittings and accessories, which let you make directional changes, turn corners, and break out cables at different points along the raceway run.
Raceway is one of the most versatile and adaptable cable management products on the market, and is perfect for use just about anywhere, from the office to your home theater.