Jun 2021

The Benefits of Building a Mezzanine Floor

Mezzanine floors are an excellent solution to increase the storage and workspace in your warehouse. This extra floor space is usually installed through free standing or structural supported floors above your current ground level. If you’re interested in some extra space Ware Safety installs warehouse mezzanine floors Sydney wide to help boost your business success. Today we’ll be going through the benefits to installing a mezzanine floor in your facility.  

Types of Mezzanine Floors

There are a few different ways to build a mezzanine floor that will suit your warehouse layout perfectly and boost production. 

Free Standing mezzanines are the most commonly built if you're after extra space for storing products and parts. Freestanding mezzanines are flexible in their use and have the strength to hold pallet racks and shelving systems.

Building column connected mezzanines can only be built with an existing building foundation to uphold its structural integrity. It means your warehouse must be designed to support heavy loads if you want to add this extra floor space. This form of mezzanine can also be attached to a wall and have the rest of the columns rest on the floor.

Rack supported mezzanines are installed above or between a pallet rack. If this is your preferred option, you need to make sure that the extra weight can be supported by your rack system. This is usually the more cost-effective option as there's already an existing structure that can be built on. 

Shelving supported mezzanines are a great choice if you need to store smaller items and products alongside your existing shelving. This option is also perfect for those who want a little extra storage space, or a deck installed above to serve as a workspace.

Increased Storage Space

One of the most common problems warehouse owners and managers face is outgrowing their warehouse. It can mean the progression of your business can be put on hold. This is where warehouse mezzanine floors come in handy. These floors are the perfect way to add accessibility, storage and working space to your warehouse. When you install a warehouse mezzanine floor it becomes easier to keep up with the storage and product demands associated with your thriving business.

No Need to Relocate

Running out of storage space is the most common problem warehouses face. Installing a mezzanine floor space can solve all your storage and budget problems. Because of the various options available you can find the best cost and space effective solution, especially when compared to the costs of relocating or extending your current warehouse. By installing a mezzanine floor you’ll not only be gaining an extra work or storage space but saving time with relocating all your stock, it's a fantastic option if you don’t want the production and flow of your business to be put off and delayed with extensions and relocation.

Increased Warehouse Safety

Warehouses are a dangerous workspace to be in, with heavy boxes and equipment stacking up on top of you the chance of an accident is always around the corner. By adding a mezzanine floor to your warehouse, you create a safety environment that won’t see heavy boxes and stock falling from their tall piles. These floors can also double as a great workspace and vantage point so you have a birds-eye-view of everything going on around your workspace and the injuries and accidents that can be avoided.

We hope that these outlined benefits have helped you to find a more cost effective and reliable option to your storage worries. At Ware Safety we offer a range of mezzanine floors and warehouse safety solutions to ensure your business can continue to thrive both in store and behind the scenes. To learn more, visit our website or contact one of our friendly staff today!