The Basics of Mezzanine Flooring
If you’re in need of more space in your business, there’s a way you can double your current space without even the need to make any big changes to your building’s structure. Mezzanine flooring uses a self-supporting steel structure, created on top of your existing concrete floor. It allows you to take advantage of extra floor space by using the structure of the building as it stands, creating a reliable, hardwearing and safe level. Whether you’re looking for additional storage space, work space or retail space, our mezzanine flooring systems can be just the answer.
Mezzanine floors are able to hold a UDL (Uniformly Distributed Load) of 500kg per square metre, so they are ideal to use as storage platforms. It is also possible to use a hand pallet truck to carry your items considering it possible to carry a 500kg pallet. Whether for industrial equipment or retail goods, we are sure to be able to provide you with the perfect storage platform. Completely custom-designed, we also recommend adding fire detectors and emergency lighting to the undersides.
The key to running a successful business is often to do with how it grows. For this reason, at some point, it may be necessary to increase the amount of work space in the business. Generally, the weight required for the platform to hold will be less than for storage, so although the UDL will be considered as part of the process, it will be less of a concern. Instead, you will need to think about other areas of the design, including accessibility and escape routes for emergency situations.
The final area for mezzanine flooring is for retail spaces. Our shop mezzanine flooring systems differ in that there will be a combination of a practical design, as well as a space that looks good. In general, these mezzanine floors will have the lightest load requirement, with the main aim being to be attractive to customers. For this reason, the supporting columns are ideally minimised so it is more aesthetically pleasing. We can make the staircases a feature, rather than something that is purely functional.
For more information about our mezzanine floor designs, please get in touch with us through our contact form. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have for us.