Mezzanine flooring offers a cost efficient, intermediate floor space between the main floors of a building or high-roofed building. Although usually implemented in industrial warehousing, architects and interior designers with an imaginative eye have also begun to implement mezzanine floors in smaller office buildings and even residential homes.
Mezzanine floor manufacturers can provide a modern aesthetic appeal, but its biggest benefit is in the functionality.
In business, time is money, but when you are paying rent per square meter of office space, then space is also money. Whether you are looking to increase storage space in a warehouse or looking to make maximum usage of available office space, mezzanine flooring is the perfect solution.
The ability to better utilise space has a direct impact on the value of your property. For a landlord this is a dream because it vastly increases the value of their property without major expenditure. The workspace itself becomes more appealing and more useful to any potential tenant, creating a win-win situation for both parties.
In more modern times, mezzanine floors have become extremely versatile. If properly utilised, they can create a fashionable look and feel in the office, while comfortably accommodating for more staff.
Installing mezzanine flooring massively reduces cost in that instead of having to lease a multi-story office building, employees can be accommodated on the intermediate floors provided.
This reduces rental costs, but also reduces the electrical costs associated with heating or cooling what would have been double the workspace.
In order to demonstrate the variety of circumstances in which mezzanine flooring can be used, let’s take a look at the three main ways it is utilised in business:
Storage: traditionally, mezzanine flooring manufacturers will sell the bulk of their product to industries who utilise the levels for optimal storage, where it essentially doubles the floor space in warehouses.
Retail: retail stores utilise displays because the owners are fully aware that in order to effectively sell merchandise, the public needs to be able to view it. Mezzanine flooring allows for more items to be displayed, thereby increasing the potential for sales.
Office: cubicles may provide privacy, but does ‘boxing’ your employees in, really encourage them to be more productive? Partitions and cubicles reduce office space, whereas mezzanine floors increase workspace, provide sufficient privacy and create the perfect middle-ground between a closed and open-office floor plan.