Mezzanine Floor Shelving
A Mezzanine Shelving system, with an interposed mezzanine, is a construction of shelving built into two or more levels. The bottom shelving is the support for the mezzanine floor. The uprights are heavy duty and dimensioned in order to carry the loads from the floor above. Shelving built as this is often used in larger warehouses for spare parts or where the storage of many articles is required often with a low turnover.
The base of a mezzanine shelving installation is the shelving itself.
Mezzanine Shelving provides better storage capacity than standard shelving on the ground floor with a structural mezzanine floor above and more shelves on top, this is because there is no need for pillars to support the second tier floor - this is supported on the static shelving units. Due to the relatively slim steel grid floor a second level is often possible, where normally a thicker mezzanine floor construction could preclude it. The thinner floor also allows for an additional level of storage to be included.
There is a very substantial cost saving on the construction costs for a mezzanine shelving construction when compared to standard shelving on two floor levels plus a mezzanine floor, as a separate floor does not need to be purchased and the floor and shelving are all built as one saving manpower and time. Along with the additional extra storage space mezzanine shelving installations can often become the most economical choice.