You already know that mezzanines are a great option for increasing the storage and work space in your facility. But did you know that there are several different types?

Here are four mezzanine styles that can be utilized in your warehouse or distribution center.

Free Standing Mezzanine

This type is commonly used for extra parts and product storage. It is not part of the building, but it does require a floor with an appropriate load rating for storage and working employees. These mezzanines can house shelving or pallet rack and are very flexible. They also provide tax advantages due to being considered capital equipment.

Building Column Connected Mezzanine


This model relies on the existing building structure for support. Your building must be designed to support additional loads if you are considering using this kind of mezzanine. You can also design a mezzanine that is attached to the building wall/walls and has columns that rest on the floor.

Rack Supported Mezzanine

Rack supported mezzanines are built in between or above existing pallet rack. If you choose to go this route, your rack system must be able to support the extra load. Since the rack structure is already there, this type of mezzanine can be more economical than a free standing mezzanine. It is also common to create catwalks when you install the mezzanine between the pallet rack.

Shelving Supported Mezzanine

Shelving supported mezzanines are ideal for storing smaller items alongside your existing shelving. They can be designed with a deck above for a workspace, or with more shelving for extra storage space.

All of these styles of mezzanines can come in handy if you have run out of space in your warehouse. You just need to know which one will work best with your specific application. We can design and install your mezzanine system for you. Contact us to discuss your mezzanine options.