Mezzanine floors are often used to create extra floor space in an industrial environment. These floors are usually semi-permanent and free standing. This means they can usually be dismantled and relocated if needed.
A common use for mezzanine flooring is for storage, this is usually combined with an office space. A lack of space is usually the biggest reason a business can’t expand, mezzanine flooring is a lower cost option compared to a complete relocation.
Office mezzanines are often built in a warehouse environment to provide a safe area away from the dangers of heavy machinery moving around. Toilets are usually added to these office mezzanines as well as other welfare facilities.
CAD/CAM software is used to design the flooring ready to be fitted into wherever it is required.
A range of materials are used to make the floors themselves this includes steel, wood and fibreglass. The main structure of the mezzanine floor is usually constructed from steel as this will support the often high weight of the floor. Wood or fibreglass is used as flooring which is put onto the steel structure.
If a mezzanine is going to be used in retail, then they must be fire safety rated and have a handrail installed for public use.
Overall, a mezzanine floor is a cost-effective way of adding extra floor space in an industrial or warehouse environment.