Warehouse Mezzanine: What is it?
A warehouse mezzanine floor system is an elevated floor/platform that is installed between the floor and the ceiling. Most of the time these steel structures are free-standing and can be dismantled and moved with relative ease. Industrial mezzanines are normally composed of steel (carbon or stainless). The flooring will vary based upon the specific application, but it is often made of steel (bar grate, metal decking, etc), wood product finished floor or b-decking. Mezzanines can also be designed to accommodate a concrete flooring surface.
Mezzanine systems in a warehouse environment are an effective way to increase storage and/or work space by allowing you to utilize the unused vertical space that already exists in your facility. After the mezzanine is constructed, the space beneath it is also accessible and can be used for storage or other purposes. There are a few different types of mezzanines to choose from, but steel structural are the most common in warehouses.
Benefits of Using a Mezzanine in Your Warehouse
Storage is Not an Issue
A big problem facing distribution centers and manufacturing plants is outgrowing your facility. If you have a business with a production line, or you have a lot of shipping and receiving going on, storage space is crucial. That being said — if you’ve been in your facility for any length of time, you know how much of a challenge keeping up with space demands can be. A warehouse mezzanine is an easy way to add storage space. And don’t brush it off as a band-aid — you can add a substantial amount of space with a mezzanine, which can keep you in your current warehouse or distribution center for years longer.
Stay in Your Current Location
Space constraints may have you thinking that relocating to a bigger building or adding on to your current is your only option. Well, with the help of a mezzanine professional, you can have a mezzanine designed and customized for your warehouse and forget about the rest. The cost of the system pales in comparison to moving your entire business elsewhere or having to build on to your existing facility.
If you’re looking for a flexible, generally painless and cost-effective solution to your storage woes, you should definitely consider a mezzanine. The different applications in which it can be used are vast. If you find yourself on a somewhat tight budget and you’re worried that even going this route may not be affordable enough, there are plenty of vendors that offer used mezzanines — so that may be an option to explore. Take your business to the next level!
East Coast Storage Equipment has been proudly serving the material handling industry since 1994. We pride ourselves in finding the best, most appropriate and cost-effective storage solutions for our customers all over the country. If you’d like to find out more about mezzanines, and how one could benefit your particular setup, contact us. We specialize in mezzanine structures, notably – used mezzanine systems.