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New Innovative Industrial 38mm Particle Board Flooring for Mezzanines from Unilin

Mezzanine flooring is an intermediate floor that’s constructed between the floor and ceiling or two main floors of a ceiling. A mezzanine floor is designed to cover a specific area rather than the entire floor space. These floors are a great way to utilise unused vertical space to create more room in an existing structure and are most commonly found in industrial settings or warehouses with high ceilings. They are usually semi-permanent, free-standing structures.

Mezzanine floors are a quick and efficient method of creating new space without any added cost or having to deal with the inconvenience of relocation. These floors can be installed virtually anywhere, in any environment and any location, and their robust design and build quality make them the preferred choice for spaces that receive heavy traffic or require heavy-duty flooring options. What makes mezzanine flooring different is that they are often customised and manufactured according to detailed drawings to suit their specifications.

Components of Mezzanine Flooring

Primary beams, columns, joists of purlins, and decking are the main components of mezzanine flooring, with decking being the most important. While there are a variety of options, such as concrete, composite, durbar plates, grating, and OSB, the 38mm particle board is by far the most commonly fitted option for mezzanine flooring. In the case of using laminated flooring from the anti-slip or deluxe range, it is recommended to use soft wheels instead of hard polyamide wheels. Also, a levelled supporting steel structure will also be required to ensure a levelled basis for the floor panels.

38mm Flooring Requirements and Uses

The 38mm particle board for mezzanine flooring is an ideal choice in a variety of settings, such as retail, manufacturing, offices, automotive, and logistics.

Retail

A mezzanine floor in a retail business might be required to increase the store’s floor space, enhance storage capacity, or create more display space. Rather than relocating, many retail outlets prefer mezzanines as an easy and economical option.

Automation

Mezzanine floors are a great fit for automated material handling plants and can be used along with sortation systems and conveyor systems. They can either be used to bear the load of the automated system or can be customised as walkways to move around the site. Mezzanine floors that use innovative industrial 38mm particle board flooring can also be used to create an additional workspace on the site.

Offices

Businesses that require more office space can invest in a mezzanine to create more workspace and grow their staff without having to attain another property. However, mezzanines are only advised for large office spaces with high ceilings.

Manufacturing

Mezzanine flooring is a must-have in the manufacturing and production industry. One of the main reasons for this is because they can be easily installed, and their robust strength makes them capable of handling the heavy load of a manufacturing system.

Automotive

Mezzanine flooring is the ideal choice for companies that operate in the automotive and transportation industry since they are built to bear heavy live loads. They can also be installed quickly and can be customised according to the specifications of the showroom, warehouse, or workshops.

Warehousing

A mezzanine is a great choice when it comes to optimising warehouse space. Mezzanines, together with racking systems, help create additional storage space within the warehouse. It can also be used to create additional space for workstations above (or below) the floor.

Leisure

From creating greater opportunities for secondary spend to enhancing storage space, 38mm flooring for mezzanines can vary greatly in the leisure industry, creating more space for storage, sales, or workstations, amongst others.

Mezzanine 38mm Flooring Checklist

The following are some of the factors to consider when considering a 38mm floor panel for mezzanines.

Prefinished 38mm Particle Board Flooring for Mezzanines

38m flooring is the market-leading choice when it comes to cost-efficient and robust mezzanine decking. Depending on its usage, a mezzanine floor that’s been designed with prefinished 38mm particle board flooring can bear loads of up to 3,000kg/m2. The 38mm particle board is designed to be durable and robust, making it the ideal choice for mezzanines in the manufacturing and warehousing industry.

38mm flooring boasts of a unique profile that’s designed for ease of use and durability. The consistency in quality and the specifications from board to board ensures easy installation and a neat finish, which is what makes the 38mm particle board the ideal choice for mezzanine flooring.

Easy Installation

What sets 38mm flooring apart from the rest is its easy and fast installation. The incredibly well-designed connections of the floor panels ensure a quick and easy installation along with a higher load-bearing capacity. The 38mm floor panels feature a conical tongue and groove profile along with other innovative design features such as increased sturdiness and reduced stepping makes it the ideal choice for industrial-grade mezzanine flooring. The closed joint design helps limit the risk of damage and reduces wear and tear during usage.

What will the Mezzanine Be Used For?

Before planning on getting 38mm flooring, you will first need to consider what the mezzanine flooring will be used for. This is mainly because a mezzanine flooring usually has varied safety requirements depending on its usage. For instance, a mezzanine that is going to be used to increase office space will have different fire safety and deflection standards as compared to a storage floor.

What’s Weight Will Be Placed on the Structure?

Having an idea of the weight that is going to be placed on the structure will help you select suitable flooring options for your mezzanine floor. It is important to note that not all flooring options are created equal, which is why special care needs to be given to the weight threshold of the materials that are used in constructing the mezzanine floor.

Prefinished 38mm particle board flooring is the ideal choice for its sturdy and robust build quality. The floor panel also needs to be strong enough to be able to absorb all forces, including distributed and point loads, and should be able to deflect only to a very limited extent.

Unilin offers detailed mezzanine load tables for engineers and architects to find out the maximum uniform distributed loads along with the point load for all Unilin Mezzanine flooring panels.

100% Circular Wood

Prefinished 38mm particle board flooring is made from wood that is sourced from locations that are within a 400 km radius of the production sites. The wood that is used in the manufacturing process of 38mm flooring comes from recycling yards and demolition firms.

The thorough selection and sorting process that is used ensures all 38mm floor panels are made from at least 85% recycled wood and are supplemented by the wood procured from sustainable forestry and the waste streams of the timber industry.

Finishes

When you invest in a Unilin panel, you are investing in the best 38mm flooring that money can buy for building a mezzanine floor for industrial use or warehousing, along with a variety of other applications. The 38mm floor panels feature a sturdy and wear-resistant top layer that’s supported by an upper décor, baseboard for extra sturdiness, and lower décor. This ensures an overall premium quality design that’s robust and long-lasting for mezzanine floors.

The baseboards come in various options, from the standard chipboard P4 to Chipboard P5, known for its structural and moisture resistant design, and Chipboard U7, which is known to be extremely rigid and strong (CE class P6).

Anti-Slip Design

The anti-slip design of the Unilin panel minimises the risks of injury by slipping or tripping when working on the mezzanine flooring. The anti-slip panels ensure all items and equipment on the structure will remain firmly in place at all times. The anti-slip construction of the 38mm flooring makes them the ideal choice for being used as additional workstations, displays, or storage space.

Anti-Static

Electrostatic dissipative flooring comes with an additional coating that prevents static shock. This is a major concern when it comes to mezzanine flooring options in many industries since unwanted static discharge can lead to a person getting a static shock or expensive equipment being damaged. In severe conditions, a static shock could also result in an explosion.

Anti-static flooring is used to minimise or prevent the dangers of anti-static shock, especially in highly flammable environments. The specially coated surface of the 38mm flooring panels prevents a build-up of a charge while a person is walking across the mezzanine flooring so that they do not experience an uncomfortable shock once they touch a surface that can conduct electricity. This alone makes the fire-rated mezzanine board the ideal choice for mezzanines in the manufacturing and warehousing industry.

Ergonomic Sizing

The ergonomic sizing options of the Prefinished 38mm Particle Board Flooring make them the smart choice for those who are looking to build or upgrade a mezzanine floor in the warehousing space. Apart from prefinished options, users also get the opportunity to build custom-made 38mm flooring panels that are built according to their exact specifications and use. In this way, the 38mm panels can be installed to either create a complete floor surface or an intermediate floor that’s suitable for the storage and transport of goods or for workstations for the in-house workforce.

Fire Retardant

In the industrial space, fire resistance refers to the capacity of a construction project, which, in this case, is a mezzanine floor build using 38mm flooring to retain its supporting function and integrity for a specified time in the event of a fire. The Mezzanine range from UNILIN comprises a series of high-quality fire-retardant floor panels, which sets it apart from the rest. This helps limit the spread of the fire, regardless of how big it is, and gives more time to put out the fire.

Ending Note

Unilin has years of experience in producing innovative and robust wood panels for the construction and interior design sector. We are the go-to choice when it comes to distributors for 38mm particleboard flooring and a whole host of other solutions such as complete storage solutions, mezzanine floors, walkovers, mezzanine offices, etc., along with complete design, manufacturing, and construction of mezzanines.  We offer fast-installation and cost-efficient flooring options for mezzanine flooring and warehouses for our clients in NSW, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne, and their surrounding areas.