Aluminum Mezzanine Floor System Properties
Understructure of Aluminum Mezzanines
Extruded aluminum C-Channels or I-Beams. Tubular Aluminum Columns.
Mezzanine Stairs, Gates, and Handrail
Common Stairs for aluminum mezzanines: OSHA and BOCA.
Common Handrail for aluminum mezzanines: Horizontal 2 and 3 Rail.
Common Gates for aluminum mezzanines: Lift Out, Swing, and Sliding Gates.
Decking Options for Aluminum Mezzanine Platforms
Common varieties of decking for aluminum mezzanines: Aluminum Plank Grating, Fiberglass Bar Grating.
Finishes for Aluminum Mezzanine Platforms
Benefits of Aluminum Mezzanine Platforms
Aluminum, like fiberglass, is impervious to rust. Aluminum mezzanines can be safely immersed or washed down without worry. Aluminum is also very light so many smaller mobile work platforms are made from aluminum.
Drawbacks of Aluminum Mezzanine Platforms
Aluminum is not nearly as strong as steel so it is generally not used to support heavy loads. The column spans are decreased to around 10' max. Aluminum mezzanine flooring is also about 3-5 times more expensive than steel.
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