A warehouse mezzanine is a secondary floor or platform installed above the main warehouse floor to take advantage of often unused or wasted vertical space. Installing a mezzanine in your warehouse or factory can double (or even triple!) your space for a much smaller investment than relocating when space is at a premium. Depending on your needs, mezzanines can be temporary, permanent, stationary, or movable, and they can even be built with a concrete floor to become a semi-permanent structure. Let’s take a look at the uses and benefits of warehouse mezzanines.
There’s value in the cube. The more vertical space you have in your warehouse, the more you can do with less space square foot-wise. Too often, though, the vertical cube is not maximized. A warehouse mezzanine takes advantage of all that wasted vertical space that ‘s available from the floor to the ceiling and turns it into usable square feet. While your pallet racks can be tall enough in many instances to maximize vertical space, there are always some areas in the warehouse that don’t take advantage of the overhead space. Work areas such as offices, break areas, shipping and receiving areas, assembly, and production areas are all examples of places that are likely to have huge amounts of wasted airspace above them. That’s where mezzanines come in – additional levels are the best way to reclaim wasted vertical space.
If you have simply “outgrown” your space for storage, one or more mezzanines might just be the answer, and a less costly alternative to moving to a larger facility. Mezzanines can be used to house additional storage equipment; and they can also be used for office space, employee space, production space, and the like to free up ground level space for more storage or manufacturing equipment. Regardless of how you use the vertical space, you can reclaim unused space to increase density and efficiency and lower your overall cost.
Next Level manufactures steel warehouse mezzanines that are designed to fit your exact needs for the best optimization of your space. We also offer seismic engineering and installation nationwide. Connect with us today to get started on doubling down on your existing space!