How Can You Choose The Best Mezzanine Type For Your Warehouse?
Mezzanine floors started as a commercial trend but caught on quickly in the industrial sector because of their immense potential for increasing the usable area without investing in a completely new facility. Now, warehouse mezzanines have become an integral part of almost every facility.
But which one to choose? You are about to make a long-term investment into your warehouse; which material and type are the best for your warehouse? The goal is space and cost-efficiency. So, of course, the decision here will mean have a long-term impact(s) on your warehouse processes.
Here are the different types of mezzanine systems that you will get to choose from;
Types of Warehouse Mezzanine Systems
These are the more popular types of warehouse mezzanine systems and are considered ‘fixtures.’ This is because they aren’t a permanent addition to your warehouse but can be removed whenever you want open vertical space.
Freestanding warehouse mezzanines are explicitly designed for your needs and can be made out of different material types. Usually, they have steel columns bolted underneath them for support.
Systems that become part of the warehouse’s infrastructure, integrated mezzanine systems host a concrete floor with heavy-duty columns to support the load on top. They are very robust and take longer to construct, but their load-bearing capacity per square footage is much higher than freestanding or any other mezzanine.
Shelving/Rack Supported Mezzanines
These are warehouse mezzanine floors with shelving or racking underneath the floor with stairs and/or handrails for safety and access. The shelving and rack support the whole system and are affixed permanently in their place. They are, however, much more cost-effective.
Usually built next to elevated material handling equipment or conveyor belts, these mezzanine floors are suitable for warehouses with a lot of traffic. The need for quick access makes the conveyor belts exceptionally handy, while the shelving supports any long-term storage needs as well.
Flooring Options for Warehouse Mezzanine
There are several warehouse mezzanine options that you can choose to go with:
With so many options to choose from, it is only natural for you to get confused about the best mezzanine type for your warehouse. Each material and type directly bears the load-bearing capability, installation time, and, of course, the cost.
Because of this, you should consult an expert before making any decision(s). The right floor can help you scale your operations considerably, while the wrong one may be nothing more than an issue for you later on. Get in touch with us today, and let’s discuss options!