As you look into new mezzanine flooring panels for your outfit, the first things to consider are comfort, water resistance, durability, and ease of cleaning. There are multiple flooring systems available for pallets and mezzanines, so it’s important to weight the pro’s and con’s of multiple forms of flooring. Here, we’ll look at the three most popular industrial flooring systems and discuss the benefits of each.
Engineered wood is still produced from hardwood, but it has additional layers of floor decking underneath to increase the strength of the floor. Unlike traditional wood floors, they’re more resistant to humidity and temperature changes. Engineered wood is also attractive, which can be good for instances where guests are walking along your engineered wood mezzanine floor systems. However, wood will always require more maintenance than other flooring systems, so prepare to keep a close eye on it.
A metal industrial flooring system tends to be quick to install and is extremely durable. Metal decking systems are typically made with steel panels that are pre-cut and brought to your location. The resulting module flooring is reinforced with concrete to make a stronger floor. The metal itself will also not twist or bend over time.
Polydeck is composed of screens, or honeycomb-like panels made of a a polyurethane-like structure. Both hardwood and metal-and-concrete floors can be relatively heavy and can sustain serious water damage that is expensive to replace. Polydeck, by contrast, is extremely lightweight and actually absorbs vibrations from machines on the mezzanine level. Like metal flooring, however, installation should also be quick as the pre-cut panels are transported to your location. Experts also agree that the material makes for relatively comfortable walking.
Some floor manufacturers are able to provide multiple flooring systems, so look for a trusted manufacturer that has worked in your industry and has in-depth knowledge of various panels. What works in mining and coal may not work for warehousing and retail, so be sure to communicate your needs to your contact to be sure you find the best-fit floor for your business. Regardless of your choice, ensuring that the floor is installed well will ensure that it keeps going as long as you do.