What is a mezzanine floor?
A mezzanine flooring is an intermediate floor between the floor and the ceiling of a building. For this reason, a mezzanine floor is not typically counted as a floor of the building. They can help you optimise existing warehouse operations without needing to take on additional floor space such as a new premise. Due to this, it is a great saving initiative and can be custom designed to fit a range of spaces and your business’s needs.
Design and installation of mezzanine flooring
Before even deciding to install or installing a mezzanine floor there are factors which you must take into consideration. These include emergency lighting, fire protection, smoke and fire alarms, along with the relevant safety signs and appropriate passageways. These are extremely important where there is a high volume of staff occupying the area permanently.
The benefits of mezzanine floor
There are many benefits that come with mezzanine floors including improving operational efficiency without necessarily increasing the prospect of higher costs when needed a larger premise. This is because the mezzanine floor is built on your current occupied space and therefore additional savings can be potentially spent on other areas of the business.
Other benefits include:
- Production areas and/or assembly lines
- Bulk storage areas
- Dedicated machine operations
- Creation of new office spaces or even boardroom areas
- Areas of security for high-value products
- Long-span shelving can be installed
- Highly cost-effective solution when compared to moving premise or expansion of your current warehouse
So there you have it, a small insight into what mezzanine flooring is, the design and installation of the flooring and the benefits. The process starts at the design and planning stage so if you have decided on a mezzanine floor, get in contact with your local installer and start the process.