A mezzanine often referred to as a mezzanine floor is an intermediate floor within a building - between two main floors or the floor and ceiling of a building. They are most often a semi-permanent structure used within a warehouse environment and designed to cover a specific area of a building rather than extending over the entire floor space. Mezzanine racking system should provide plenty of clear height for foot traffic above and below the deck. The structural steel mezzanine is installed to maximize unused vertical space, providing additional room above and below and can be built free of existing structures. Industrial settings are some of the most common places a mezzanine racking system is built due to their high-ceilings and are usually free-standing, semi-permanent structures. The industrial mezzanine floor is often custom-made, manufactured from detailed drawings, and tailored to the needs and specifications of a client. Typically, the mezzanine storage system is constructed from steel and can be tailored to suit their settings.
If you are running out of floor space, a structural steel mezzanine can be a cost-effective way to expand your industrial work environment. The mezzanine racking system is implemented within your current building footprint, making it an affordable solution for increasing space without the cost and disruption of new construction. In an industrial setting, the mezzanine steel structure is often used for the storage of inventory or other materials. However, mezzanine floor systems are used in a variety of environments, including commercial office space, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, car dealerships, and even breweries. Mezzanine racking system can be designed to a number of different specifications including varying load ratings, layouts, deckings, railing types, etc.
Weida is the top 10 mezzanine floor manufacturers and mezzanine floor suppliers in China, providing high-quality industrial steel work platforms (mezzanine system) which is the best solution to fully utilize existing overhead space, so you can operate more efficiently and profitably. The structural steel mezzanine's rigid frames maintain a right angle between the column and beam, therefore minimizing the effect of impact loads, seismic loads, and accidental overloads, by transferring excessive loads to beam and other columns in a multi-span environment. Our industrial mezzanine floor systems meet all seismic zone and impact resistance requirements.
Weida has developed a professional mezzanine racking system. Unlike conventional steel constructions, it can be easily expanded, moved, or modified for future requirements. Combined with a full range of accessories, such as staircases, handrails and safety gates, industrial mezzanine floor lends itself to use in almost any situation: multitier flooring systems, shelving, and pallet racking systems combined with flooring, etc. Using the modular components of the Weida mezzanine floor systems a wide variety of span lengths are possible, with loads from 350 kg/m² up to 1000 kg/m².
Our industrial mezzanine floor and work platforms feature safe access, custom fabrication, and utilize overhead space efficiently. They are also AISC-certified, which means you can trust us for a safer, stronger mezzanine. As the top 10 mezzanine floor manufacturers and mezzanine floor suppliers in China, Weida not only provides high-quality structural steel mezzanine but also covers all the details including on-site measurements, professional engineering, in-house manufacturing, and expert installation.
Primary beams Often referred to as the main beam, section beam, or the primary steels. These are the main support of the mezzanine racking system which spans across mezzanine columns and together to provide the primary support for the secondary purlins. The beams are manufactured from universal I beam & Column Sections. Holes are drilled in the beam for the connection of cleats and to connect the beam to the column. The thickness of the main beam is determined by the required load on the mezzanine floor and also the required span between columns. All structural calculations are unique to your project and our design team would be happy to advise you.
These provide fixing points for the floor decking and fitted to secure make the main joists rigid preventing twist or movement. Purlin spans and centers vary along with their section size subject to imposed floor loads and point load requirements. The thickness of the purlin depends on the use and weight requirements of the mezzanine floor as well as the bay sizes determined by the column layout.
Depending on usage and loading, the mezzanine decking could be made up of 38mm moisture resistant particle board, or for stronger installations, steel grating may be used. Sometimes the decking is over-boarded with materials such as chequer plate or hardboard plywood to provide further protection dependant on the floors use.
Mezzanine columns are connected to the primary steels using a top plate and are designed to support the primary beams. They are subject to impending loads down each column. Vertical steel supports connected to the mezzanine baseplates, the spacing of each column can be designed to suit accessibility under the platform.
As mezzanine floors are free-standing structures and typically are not fixed to the fabric of the building, they have a requirement to be braced to ensure they are stable. This is achieved by the installation of either cross braces from column to column. Typically brazing can be positioned in the partition.
To provide access to the mezzanine floor, the floor is fitted with a staircase. In warehouse cases, the staircase consists of steel rectangular hollow section stringers. The staircase is finished with a handrail system generally manufactured of square hollow section steel and then tubular galvanized handrail.
Protection from falling is paramount to the safety of a mezzanine floor. Exposed edges of a mezzanine floor are fitted with a handrail or balustrade system to provide permanent edge protection.
Other functional accessories such as pallet gates can also be fitted as required.
Freestanding work platform (mezzanine racking system) provide optimum usable space above and below and are supported by framing members connected to the primary floor by columns alone. We use lightweight, high tensile steel in coil form, not the hot-rolled I-beam steel in pre-established lengths that others use. In fact, our product is 1/3 less steel by weight, yet it has been proven to be 38% stronger.
Rack- or shelving-supported work platforms (mezzanine platform) use inherent members to withstand loads placed on the upstairs level. Space below is limited to racks or shelving. This type of work platform (mezzanine floor systems) simply transfers the floor level space to the upstairs area.
The rigid frame construction of an Industrial Structures work platform (mezzanine) features stronger connections that allow for greater spans and more space planning flexibility than others.
Mezzanine floor systems are simple and fast to install with an average floor being installed in 7 days or under. The Industrial Structures work platform (mezzanine) features all bolted connections that can be assembled with ordinary hand tools. This allows for seamless integration within an existing environment so day to day operations are unhampered whilst the floor is being constructed.
In a similar vein, mezzanines allow you to add more space without greatly hampering your budget. Increasing floorspace can allow you to store more items, install more equipment, and even have room for more workers without having to completely move facilities.
The increase in floor space and the extra workroom it provides can help your workers get things done easily and more quickly than before. The industrial mezzanine floors mean a decrease in clutter which means increased efficiency and a lower risk of warehouse accidents.
Within a warehouse or industrial environment, the mezzanine racking system is commonly used as a platform to create more storage space. They are typically used to accommodate pallet storage or stock situated on shelving. The mezzanine storage system is a free-standing structure, so they are not subject to business rates when used for storage purposes, and the businesses can save rent.
An industrial mezzanine floor can be just as useful in transportation as they are in storage. Similar to their application as work areas, the mezzanine racking system can be given unique designs to accommodate conveyor and catwalks systems. These systems offer a convenient means of transporting employees and inventory above the facility floor in order to not disturb pre-existing work areas.
Increasing in popularity over recent years, they are now the primary solution for providing a base to construct an office block within a warehouse. It is often down to the tenant to build the offices required and due to the cost-effectiveness and flexibility, business owners turn to a mezzanine floor solution.