Whether you are purchasing a prefabricated mezzanine or a custom designed mezzanine platform, you have a few choices for your deck surfaces. Not all decking types can be used for all situations; therefore, it is important to not only consider what you’re using your mezzanine for, but also consider safety.
Light Duty Decking
Light duty floor panels have the durability and visually pleasing characteristics of wooden floors and they can support significant loads. But, most light duty decks are rated for a maximum of 2,000 pounds.
For a floor that is durable and easy to maintain, you will want to look for heavy-duty decking. These are typically made from high-density wood fiber and resin and can handle up to 4,500 pounds.
Concrete set over composite is a highly versatile and durable form of decking for your mezzanine platforms and floors. It is noncombustible and easy to maintain. This is, however, more of a permanent structure because it is poured into place. If you are doing heavy manufacturing or need to wash down the area, however, concrete may be the right choice for you.
Steel Bar Grating
Heavy-duty steel creates a light and flowing design. The bars are noncombustible and provide enough air circulation to the area below.
For mezzanines catwalks and other applications, steel plates set over roof decks are the most common. They distribute weight efficiently and are fire resistant. While they may cost more, they are highly durable.
Steel Floor Plate
If you have heavy load points, especially on catwalks and mezzanine platforms, steel floor plates are your best option. They also distribute weight efficiently and are common in food and beverage industries where strict sanitation is required.
Learn more about the unique types of floor you can add to your mezzanine to a representative from MezzaninesbyDesign.com now.