When you see the word, ‘mezzanine floor’, what comes to mind?
Many think that a mezzanine floor is part of the main system of floors in a building, but a mezzanine is an intermediate level between two floors. The ceiling is low and often acts as a balcony.
A mezzanine floor can be a single floor or a couple of additional floors all serving different purposes within the building. They have become popular for their varied functions and benefits to both in commercial and industrial buildings.
In many industrial buildings, the mezzanine is built as a free-standing structure so they can be moved and re-installed in another area. In some commercial establishments, a mezzanine floor made of steel, aluminium or fibreglass often serves as an additional floor for additional operations or storage.
If the mezzanine is added to shops, it is a space used for storage and additional operations. Low-ceilinged mezzanines serve as a storage area. Some companies use the mezzanine as an administrative or operations centre, especially in manufacturing, warehousing, and industrial facilities. In such cases, the additional floor uses a high-ceiling to allow racks and shelves for high-density storage.
Here are some of the reasons modern companies prefer to add a mezzanine floor to their building.
They add to more storage area in the building
The natural response for an organisation needing more space is to move to a larger property. But a simple addition of a mezzanine floor is convenient and does not require extra expense.
When correctly installed, they naturally add to more storage space without disrupting ongoing businesses.
You can use a mezzanine floor to partition your workspace, allocate a floor to each department or add meeting rooms or working booths.
They are cost-effective
Installing a mezzanine floor is an affordable option than adding a new area or level. Quick and easy to install, they do not require a long construction period and do not require extensive manpower.
It extends your floor space and gives you the additional area you need without spending too much or even spending too much time looking for new areas to rent.
Installing additional levels between floors keep the warm air inside the structure. They can save on energy costs in large manufacturing plants and facilities.
They increase staff efficiency and productivity
Business owners can enjoy the biggest benefit of adding mezzanine floors: increased staff productivity. The extra space provides your staff with extra workspace and allows for an uncluttered work floor. This would also prevent accidents in your workspace.
Mezzanines can be a huge help to any business, especially in distribution and warehousing facilities. So, if you are looking to add more space in a cost-effective way, install a mezzanine floor. They are quick and easy to install, and you will not require any formal construction permission to install them.
However, if you are in a leased or rented property, you might have to confirm with the property manager if they would allow it and what are the requirements.