3 Types of Warehouse Mezzanine Systems


As businesses expand, they are faced with either relocating to another location, purchasing a new warehouse, or going through the lengthy process of construction on their current office/facility. There is also the option of installing mezzanine warehouse systems on top of your existing facility to enhance storage capacity without having to spend a fortune on it.

What Is a Warehouse Mezzanine System?

Industrial mezzanines are open, raised platforms that can be added to warehouses, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, and more to extend the current space a business has at its disposal. Beams and columns support the whole floor and, therefore, save the hefty cost of construction, renovation, or relocation.

Types of Warehouse Mezzanine Systems

There are three main types of mezzanine systems.

Catwalk Mezzanines

Catwalk Mezzanines include high-rise racks/shelves stacked on top of each other placed in aisles. The shelving is all on the same level as the shelving being above and below the new floor. This type of mezzanine provides a rather cost-effective solution for warehouses that need to store small and common-sized items and archives.

The system can be double or triple-leveled. However, these warehouse mezzanines must be sealed and stamped by engineers before being constructed to ensure code compliance.

Shelving-Supported Mezzanines

Then, the shelving and rack-supported mezzanines built on top of each other, i.e., consist of the second floor of decking that encompasses the entire warehouse floor. The new level is supported by shelving underneath it and essentially allows ‘unlimited storage space’ since these shelves support the whole new floor.

Warehouses can stack mezzanines on top of each other and create a sort of ‘library.’ The top floor is empty initially and can host break rooms, conference rooms, new offices, and more.

The capacity of these floors should not exceed 125 pounds per square foot.

Structural Mezzanines

A structural mezzanine is a solution geared towards warehouses and offices looking to maximize their floor space. This doesn’t necessarily have to be for storage since the primary objective of this multi-level mezzanine to take advantage of the unused overhead space.

It is essentially a whole new floor being added on top of the warehouse.

The three types of industrial mezzanine systems present a ‘stencil’ that can be molded in any way, shape, or form to ensure organizations get to make the most out of their investments. To make the most out of your systems, get in touch with Industrial Products Plus (IPP) any time of day for a quick and hassle-free quote!