I want to install sockets in the floorboards in our living room. It is
approximately 7x6 metres and has three sofas in a U arrangement more or
less in the middle. There are square tables at the corners of the U. The
idea is to have a 2-gang 13A socket with USB connectors under each
table. They would be about 2m from the nearest wall.
Are hinged covers necessary, bearing in mind that they will be under
tables? The problem is that I can’t find with such sockets with USB. I’d
have to have a third 1G for plugging a charger into.
If they need to be covered, would a box be a better idea? I could then
use ‘ordinary’ 13A sockets. Unsightly (although under the tables) and
quite a bit more expensive, plus big cutouts spanning the floorboards.
Another option would be flat plate sockets in a shallow recess, to make
them flush with the floor.
Would back boxes be required? This is the ground floor, with only about
30 cm of space under the floorboards.