Fundamentals of Mezzanine Flooring
When it comes to optimising the space within an industrial building, people turn to various solutions to ensure that every single inch is being utilised in such a way that nothing goes to waste. A popular solution to optimise space within a factory or warehouse, where the roof is much higher to accommodate the free space between the walls, is mezzanine flooring. This solution can create a brand-new level in your existing industrial building, which can be used for various purposes to ensure that you maximise the available space.
Mezzanine flooring come in different shapes and sizes, depending on your specific preference as to where you need the installed space to be. Usually, these levels are incorporated in such a manner that they can easily be removed or relocated once they have served their purpose, as mezzanine flooring is temporary in nature, but it can also be used on a permanent basis for those who prefer to keep their new levels intact and in use. Mezzanine flooring is very versatile, and today we will focus some of its fundamentals, to understand the concept behind it and how these floors are designed, as well as how they can be used in the work environment.
The Skeletal Structure
Mezzanine flooring depends on an initial, pre-existing skeletal structure on which the new level can be based. This structure should be made of strong materials, usually steel, to form a rectangular frame for the floor to easily rest on. This frame uses a side wall in the building for its main support, minimising any hindrance below it and ensuring that the new level does not compromise the space underneath.
Once the frame is installed, the new mezzanine flooring materials can be laid on top, which is typically a form of pressed or recycled wood to form a practical floor surface but can vary depending on the building in question. The result of this process is a brand-new level between the roof and the floor of the building, supplying the building with much more space that literally appears out of thin air, utilising the free volume of space between the roof and the floor. Since the structure of these floors are so simplistic, they are very easy to relocate or remove entirely, making mezzanine flooring the versatile option for creating some much-needed space within an existing factory or warehouse setting.
The implementations are endless, with the most popular choice being extra storage space for goods in warehouses. These floors can also be used to create office space or increase the workspace in a workshop and can be applied in the same manner within the commercial sector, granting a local shop more space for shelves or adding extra storage space overhead and thereby increasing the free floorspace on the shop floor below.
Avalon Steel Projects delivers various mezzanine flooring solutions. Mezzanine flooring can be the answer you have been looking for regarding extra space within your industrial or commercial warehouse-type building. For more information, feel free to peruse our website or contact us directly with any enquiries. Choose Avalon today, and let us create some much-needed and usable space in your building.