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Why Choose Mezzanine Flooring?

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

What is a Mezzanine Floor?

A mezzanine floor is a self-supporting, semi-permanent floor system, built as an intermediate level in between existing floors, or floor and ceiling. They are designed and installed in order to maximise unused vertical space, providing additional floor space or storage both above and below the structure. They usually do not cover the whole floor space of an existing building and provide a more flexible, open solution than traditional expansion or relocation.

Who is a Mezzanine Floor for?

Mezzanine floors offer a versatile solution to the need for increased space and are a quick, simple, cost effective solution that can always be added to or removed. A mezzanine floor is the ideal solution for businesses looking to grow their business capacity or efficiency without needing to expand their property, and can double the space available. When the alternative option is the entire relocation of a warehouse, a mezzanine installation can provide a much more realistic fix. It is an option which can make a much more efficient use of the overall volume of the building without intrusive or invasive construction, or a large monetary commitment.

One of the most significant benefits of a mezzanine flooring installation is its versatility. Because they are modular in their construction methods, you can add to, or remove them at any time - as and when your needs dictate. There are also any number of individual design options available ranging from shelving, pallet racking, staircases, or decked areas for an office. These limitless design options mean that mezzanine flooring can be used to increase capacity for administrative space, for storing heavy or cumbersome loads, or even to store goods on different levels and improve operational efficiency by having high access products closer to the ground and in easier access. The installation of mezzanines is also much easier than any other solution, being in place within a week, and without disturbing any existing structures. Mezzanine flooring can positively impact any manner of business or warehouse needs.

How is it constructed?

Mezzanine floors are usually made of a combination of steel, concrete, or wood and are designed to be quick and easy to install. The flooring of a mezzanine is entirely dependent on the intended use. Chipboard flooring is the most common form of flooring due to its versatility and the cost effective nature of it. Bar grating is another good option that offers strength and reliability. It also provides a maintenance free and fire safe decking and its design means that it doesn’t inhibit sprinkler systems, light or airflow - particularly important in a cold storage warehouse. Wood mezzanine provides an easy install option with excellent aesthetic appearance to add value to a building, and is both low maintenance and easy cleaning. It is a less expensive option but still has the strength and durability to be able to support shelves or racks. Concrete offers a permanent, immovable, and heavy duty option when in a volatile manufacturing environment in which a protective barrier might be needed. It consists of a four to five inch thick concrete layer over galvanised steel.

There are numerous additions that can be made to the flooring, including guardrails and handrails, decking, safety gates, or stairs to customise it to your individual needs. Here at DC Direct we offer both a premium and economy option to work with whatever design and cost needs you have.

Free-standing mezzanine flooring is supported by structural columns and offers the flexibility of possible expansion if needed. It can be at heights of 40 feet or above and allows enough space beneath them for any and all lighting, electrical, sprinkler installation needs. This allows the floor underneath to continue to be used as it initially was. This flooring can be configured to fit around any existing structures and offers complete freedom and versatility.

Rack supported mezzanine flooring is fully or partially supported by shelving or racks. The racks beneath have a load capacity that other mezzanine structural designs cannot match. This provides an exceptionally strong rack allowing for the use of pallet racks and pallet storage or extra shelving.

By choosing DC Space and Storage Solutions for your mezzanine floor installation, you can trust that we can provide a safe and high quality bespoke service, and we will be there to support you every step of the way with one of our experts responding to all enquiries within 24 hours. DC is extremely proud to be a SEMA Approved Installation Company and a SEMA Approved Distributor, as well as being Altius Assured, SafeContractor Approved, and having 3 ISO Accreditations (ISO 14001, ISO 45001 & ISO 9001).

giving you peace of mind that your project is in safe hands.

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