Five types of structural steel mezzanines
Different types of steel mezzanines
It’s no secret that steel is a popular material for mezzanine floors as it can withstand high foot traffic and moisture damage. Additionally, it’s lightweight and durable and helps create different spaces within a large area.
Warehouse mezzanines and steel mezzanines can be installed in warehouse environments designed to store bulky items or liquids and businesses such as cafes. If you’re thinking of installing a steel mezzanine floor in your warehouse or business, here are five different types you can choose from.
1. Structural steel mezzanines
This type of mezzanine is heavier than other types, but it provides a more open feel. This makes it more suitable for businesses such as customer service areas. The beauty of structural steel mezzanines is that their size provides easy access to electrical and plumbing.
2. Building column-connected mezzanines
Generally, this type of steel mezzanine works to
support additional loads, and its design depends on your building’s structure. For example, to ensure your foundation can support extra loads, you can have your contractor install a mezzanine that’s partly funded by your building structure and partially supported by your building’s columns.
3. Rack supported mezzanines
These mezzanines are not only less bulky but also multifunctional as they offer storage units as well as a catwalk area. Since rack supported mezzanines are considered to be organizational platforms and space savers, they’re cost-effective.
Unfortunately, maneuvering and rearranging rack supported mezzanines can be difficult. That’s why it’s vital to hire a professional material handling company like IPP to guarantee correct installation.
4. Free-standing mezzanines
These types of warehouse mezzanines are suitable for storing and holding heavy equipment. They’re commonly used in distribution centers and warehouses to store products and parts as they offer large spaces.
5. Shelving supported mezzanines
These types of mezzanines are designed for order-picking access and storing smaller items. The only drawback to shelving supported mezzanines is that they are the least flexible in restructuring. However, they’re quite economical.
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