A mezzanine floor is an intermediate floor between main floors of a building, and therefore typically not counted among the overall floors of a building. Often, a mezzanine is low-ceilinged and projects in the form of a balcony. The term is also used for the lowest balcony in a theatre, or for the first few rows of seats in that balcony.
Mezzanine's floor structures are widely used in different industries including airports, railway stations, warehouses, postal services, courier and package handling etc where automated flow and handling of goods are required. Luggage flow and collection is one of the common uses of this kind of floor.
Many manufacturing units and factories thrive on the use of top grade mezzanine floors. They ensure high efficiency, reduction in traffic and confusion and are also durable. They can be easily relocated to a different spot and have a firm, rigid structure.
Each mezzanine floor designed is custom made to suit the customer’s specific requirements and on-site space arrangement. The site layout plays a crucial role in the final structuring of the columns and base plates in the floor design. Their width and length is designed accordingly. Their staircases can range from 900-1200 mm in width depending on the specific requirement.
In industrial applications, mezzanine floor systems are semi-permanent floor systems typically installed within buildings, built between two permanent original stories. These structures are usually free standing and in most cases can be dismantled and relocated. Commercially sold mezzanine structures are generally constructed of three main materials; steel, aluminium, and fibreglass. The decking or flooring of a mezzanine will vary by application but is generally composed of b-deck underlayment and wood product finished floor or a heavy duty steel, aluminium or fibreglass grating.
Aldon Steel Fabricator is a pioneer as Mezzanine floors Manufacturers and Suppliers in Delhi, Industrial Mezzanine floors are constructed halfway up the wall on a floor with a ceiling at least twice the minimum height of the floor. It is not counted as a floor in the building and not included while determining the maximum floor space.
As per the International Building Code, a mezzanine floor must have a minimum of one-third of the floor space of the floor below it. When there are two or more mezzanine floors in the building, the sum of areas of floor space of mezzanines must not be greater than one-third the sum of floor space of the complete floor below.
The main advantages of mezzanine floors are: