Are you wondering what a mezzanine floor is? What they can be used for? There are many uses for mezzanine floors in a wide range of scenarios.
Domestic buildings, commercial, retail and industrial buildings can all make use of a mezzanine.
So What Exactly is a Mezzanine?
Wikipedia describes a Mezzanine (or Entresol) as an “intermediate floor between main floors of a building”. They are commonly used to add additional floor space to a building, these buildings require a sufficiently high roof space in order to accommodate an additional floor. A mezzanine is a raised platform which is totally separate from the building’s structural walls. Modern mezzanine flooring is manufactured from structural steel, the flooring is held up by a framework of steel beams and columns.
Where Does The Word “Mezzanine” Originate?
The word Mezzanine has its origins in both French and Italian “mezzano” means middle in Italian. Entresol is also used to describe a mezzanine floor, “entresol” is the french word for Mezzanine.
What are The Modern Uses for a Mezzanine Floor?
There are many applications of mezzanine flooring in modern architecture and construction. Modern homes may make use of mezzanine flooring in their design, giving a sleek modern and contemporary feel to the house. Below are a few examples of mezzanines being used in bedrooms and kitchens. If you watch Channel 4’s Grand Designs they quite often feature beautiful mezzanine floors in their homes.
Office Mezzanine Flooring
Many companies are taking advantage of mezzanine flooring systems to add office space to their buildings, instead of relocating to larger premises. Office mezzanine’s are a popular choice for companies with industrial or commercial units, by adding an additional floor within the roof space to house their office staff. Here at Mezz Floors UK we offer an Office Mezzanine Flooring design and manufacture service.
Here are some examples of our office mezzanines.
Retail Mezzanine Flooring
The world of Retail makes use of mezzanine flooring in a big way, modern shopping centres are great examples, mezzanine flooring is used in abundance. Here is a recent blog post about retail mezzanine flooring.
Here are some examples of mezzanine flooring being used in Retail.
Warehouse Mezzanine Floors
Possibly the most common use of a mezzanine floor is the warehouse mezzanine, many companies use mezzanines to expand their warehousing and storage facilities. The primary reason for this is to prevent them from having to relocate.
Here are some examples of a mezzanine floor in a warehouse.
Thank You For Reading
Thank you for reading our post, and we hope you now have a better understanding of what a mezzanine floor is and how they are used in modern construction. If you would like to find out more about our mezzanine flooring manufacturing or any of our other services please contact a member of our team on 01440 268 411.