Whether running an office space, storage facility, factory floor, or showroom, one of the first things a business owner needs to contend with when moving into a workplace is to figure out how to make the best possible use of the space.
In the world of industry and commerce, retail is valuable, and sometimes, finding an operation that provides enough of it for what you need to do, can be challenging.
Short of upscaling to a new property that provides for every nook and cranny you’ll be using, there are admittedly few solutions to this problem. Custom designed mezzanine floors, however, offer the perfect solution, and one that works with your needs.
WHAT ARE MEZZANINE FLOORS?
A mezzanine floor is often considered an intermediate one. They can be fitted into interior buildings with double-height ceilings to help take advantage of available vertical space. They never run through the extent of the floorspace, generally only providing secondary flooring over a partitioned section of it, accessible through stairs.
By doing this, they form a loft area where they are installed to practically double the amount of usable space.
This makes them popular in various industrial and commercial contexts, including warehousing where space is tantamount to money, factories where equipment takes up vast portions of available space, and even in retail to provide more areas for display or even storage.
With all this in mind, let’s take a closer look at how your business can benefit from using custom designed mezzanine floors in its setup.
MAKE THE MOST OF AVAILABLE SPACE
The major benefit to custom designed mezzanine floors concerns their primary function, which is to allow you to maximise how space in your workspaces to a capacity that can be scaled to suit your needs.
As mentioned above, warehouses and factories in particular have an abundance of vertical space which, as part of the typical infrastructure of the building, cannot be put to good use as it is.
Where high needs for storage of equipment, materials, and stock are concerned, as well as layouts that include shelving, racking, machinery, and equipment, factory, and warehouse floorspaces can reach capacity quickly, but all that vertical space is… well its just hanging in the air.
By introducing intermediate flooring in these spaces, supported by clever and safe design, this vertical space can be fully utilised depending on your needs.
PARTITION NEW AREAS IN AN OFFICE
An often-overlooked benefit of mezzanine flooring is how it allows you to effectively create and partition new work areas, particularly in an office space environment.
When put to creative design, mezzanine flooring gives facilities and workplaces an ideal way to create an entire floor that can separate departments or tasks within your business, and this can be done at a fraction of the cost to actual construction work, or indeed investing in more office spaces.
But when people think of mezzanine flooring, they often conjure up an image of industrial spaces, rustic and not ideal in terms of décor.
However, mezzanine flooring can be fitted with all those little extras that turn a space into an office space, such as carpets, skirting, and plug sockets.
This benefit makes custom design mezzanine flooring perfectly practical even outside of industrial contexts.
ENHANCE FLOOR SPACE AT LESS OF A COST
The next major benefit to mezzanine flooring is that it is, by comparison of any other way of increasing floor space, probably one of the more affordable ways of doing so.
Not only is it not time consuming and simple to install, but the materials that form its makeup are also remarkably cost-effective, without sacrificing on durability or quality.
It is far cheaper than moving your offices to a larger location, and definitely much cheaper than constructing new areas in the building.
But custom designed mezzanine flooring also has another trick up its sleeve, one that makes your facility a bit more energy efficient, effectively cutting utility bills for long-term savings.
These floors allow warm air to circulate through the workspace, which can make all the difference to comfort and costs to heating in winter.
A DESIGN THAT WORKS WELL AND LOOKS GREAT
While mezzanine flooring is primarily designed to be a purely functional solution, it does consider how aesthetics can impact the working environment. This is particularly true for where it is used in retail
contexts, where an eye-pleasing environment is an important part of your customers’ experience with you.
Having said that, mezzanine floors are maid to be so much more than simply durable, flexible, and affordable, they can, when coupled with the right design, look great in any context.
You might be happy with a rustic and exposed finish on your factory floor, but where added sheen is a concern, you can also opt for styles and designs that work with your space.
This is particularly true when opting for custom designed mezzanine floors that follow your own specifications.
Unlike any other part of your building’s structure, mezzanine flooring offers a robust degree of versatility and flexibility. They can be used across various aspects of your workplace with relative ease, thanks to them not being a fixed part of the infrastructure.
With the right skills and attention, mezzanine floors can be relatively easily disassembled at a moment’s notice, and reconstructed elsewhere for a different purpose.
This is particularly practical in situations where they are serving as a temporary solution, and you might be moving to a different space soon. Because when moving day comes, it can be easily disassembled and taken with you.
This makes custom designed mezzanine flooring entirely versatile, even when only being used for a temporary solution.
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If you would like to know more about sourcing quality custom designed mezzanine flooring for your business, be sure to visit the Econorack website today to find out more about our complete range of offers on flooring solutions.