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Mezzanine floors are referred to as an intermediate floor that is placed between the main floor of a building and the other levels. It is not actually considered to be a floor – but more of a low ceiling that protrudes from a part of the building itself. Some of the more common types of mezzanine floors are balconies in old theaters and churches.

There are several different types of mezzanine floors that are made from materials such as structural steel, stainless steel, and cold rolled steel. These materials will determine how and where the floors will be used and built and of course the amount you will have to pay for them.

The structural steel floors are suited for column spacing. They are made with an open web bar joist that makes it easy to run electrical conduits and water pipes through it. It will also offer you more space to work making it an easy job and one that will not take as long to make.

If you wish to use one that is cheaper to make then it would be best to use the structural steel. The only problem with this material is that it is much heavier then the others – which makes it a much larger floor and to have an increased amount of dead load when compared to the other floor types. Only certain types of buildings will be able to handle this floor.

The cold rolled steel are built using sheet metal – which makes them much lighter then the structural steel. It has a nice smooth finish that gives it a nice appearance and better to use in a more public building. Though they are lightweight they do have the ability to handle immensely heavy loads though it does have limited column spacing.

Stainless steel is one of the most expensive types of mezzanine floors that you can purchase and only has a small amount of column spacing to it. It is mostly used in a plant that is used for food processing and for people who need a large amount of space to work.

One Response to “Mezzanine Floors And The Different Types”

  1. We are presently remodeling a church, Pastor has requested for design/built a mezzanie for sitting porposes could you pls assist us?
    ADH & CO. Contractors
    (787) 344-7769
    P.O. Box 800709
    Coto Laurel, Puerto Rico 00780

    Posted by: Alberto A Dapena on on June 26th, 2010 at 10:42 am.