What is a Mezzanine Floor Used for?

5 Nov 2020 Warehouse Equipment

Understanding what a mezzanine floor is used for will help you make an informed decision about whether or not purchasing a mezzanine is in the best interests of your business. At Commander Warehouse, they know that mezzanines provide the ideal solution for a wide range of businesses that are looking to create more space in their current building. Some of the different uses of mezzanine floors include but are not limited to:

1. Automation and Material Handling

One of the easiest ways to make the most out of a building’s available space is to add a second floor using a mezzanine. High-quality mezzanine floors can accommodate the weight of conveyor systems and heavy machinery, making them the ideal solution for automation and material handling purposes. Installing a mezzanine floor will also help free up space on the lower floor, which can then be used for storing, managing, and dispatching products.

2. Warehousing and Distribution Centres

In order to properly optimize the efficiency of any warehouse or distribution centre, it is extremely important to ensure that the space is well organized. Using a mezzanine to utilize the vertical space in a warehouse to store stock will not only expand the warehouse’s capacity but will also create a more streamlined operation, making it easier for employees to find incoming and outgoing deliveries as quickly as possible.

3. Retail Spaces

Since it can be particularly difficult to find the perfect building for your retail outlet’s exact needs, mezzanines can help you adapt the space by creating multiple levels that can be used for everything from housing extra stock to creating a dedicated service area. Mezzanines are a great option for retailers who have to rent a property and are unable to find a building that is suitable within their price range.

4. Office and Storage Space

For businesses that operate solely out of a warehouse space and do not have a suitable place to conduct formal meetings with clients, mezzanines can provide a cost-effective alternative for creating office spaces and meeting rooms without completely renovating the building. These office spaces can easily be designed to incorporate carpets, windows, and doors, making them a very functional and attractive option.

If you would like to learn more about what a mezzanine floor is used for, or if you are interested in one of their mezzanine products, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of their four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on their website.