What exactly is a mezzanine floor?

You’ve probably heard of them before, but do you actually know what a mezzanine floor is? What are they used for? Why are they better than other similar alternatives?

At its most basic level, a mezzanine floor is described as ‘an intermediary floor between the main floors of a building’. In most cases, they are installed to increase the amount of available floor space in a premises, usually when a business needs to expand but is unable or unwilling to relocate.

How is a mezzanine constructed?

Most mezzanines are constructed from a steel framework of beams and columns which in turn supports the rest of the floor. To maximise installation speed and flexibility in design, almost all mezzanine floors are freestanding and sit complete free from the building’s structural walls. In order for a mezzanine floor to be installed in line with UK regulations, there must be adequate headroom to ensure safety for all personnel that use it.

Believe it or not, the word ‘mezzanine’ actually originates from Italian language where ‘mezzano’ means ‘middle’.

There are uses for mezzanine floors in all areas, from domestic mezzanines that can support a bedroom, kitchen or snug to the more common retail mezzanines where an additional floor has been added to increase floor space.

Whatever sector your business is involved in, our teams can help install a fantastic bespoke flooring system that meets your exact requirements, all at a fraction of the price of relocating your entire business.

First Floors Mezzanine (UK) Ltd specialise in all aspects of mezzanine floors & flooring, including mezzanine floor design, installation and manufacturing, suspended ceilings and partitioning. Contact us today!