Searching for An Affordable Way to Add More Storage Space? A Warehouse Mezzanine Could Be the Answer
When your warehouse operations are expanding, it’s easy to get into situations where you’re running out of space. Unfortunately, adding storage space can be a daunting idea. Whether it’s expanding the current warehouse, or building a new one, it’s going to be expensive and potentially disruptive to your operations.
However, there is an alternative: A warehouse mezzanine floor. Adding a mezzanine can be a quick and cost-effective way to add significant new storage space to your existing facilities!
What Is A Mezzanine Floor?
To be clear, a mezzanine floor is a half-floor added to a structure where the ground floor is at least double size. It does not comprise a full floor, but rather forms an elevated surface that creates plenty of walking and storage space without being fully enclosed. Mezzanine floors are open enough that they look down on the ground floor, allowing communication between people on either level.
While mezzanines are more commonly found in public-focused buildings such as hotels or libraries, mezzanine warehouse floors are gaining popularity due to the many benefits they bring.
The Benefits You Can Expect from Adding A Mezzanine to Your Warehouse
Quick and easy floorspace expansion
Because most warehouses are double- or triple-sized, there is plenty of room to add a mezzanine level – and at low costs. This is effectively “free” floor space because it simply makes use of areas in your existing warehouse which were previously inaccessible.
Substantial new storage space
The exact amount of space which can be added by a mezzanine will vary depending on the size and layout of your warehouse but gains of 25-50% more floor space are common.
Low maintenance requirements
An added-on mezzanine will require very little maintenance, being constructed of sturdy materials designed to see plenty of daily use. They generally require less day-to-day maintenance and upkeep than your main floor, which further adds to the cost savings compared to adding more ground floor space.
A new warehouse mezzanine level can be built according to your specifications, giving it easy access to loading docks, elevators, fire suppression, and other critical systems. Once installed, it will look like it was always part of the building!
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