Challenge: Provide mezzanine flooring to hold up to extreme cold temperatures and heavy rolling traffic, must be less expensive than concrete and easier to walk on than bar grate
Solution: ResinDek® Xspan® panels were chosen due to the strength, durability and reduced costs compared to concrete
In 2003, a Food Service Company with 24 distribution centers across North America was looking for an alternative flooring solution for their elevated work platforms for their cold storage facilities. The Cold Storage Distribution Center has five different temperature zones ranging from 55° to -20° F. and they have used concrete, bar grate, and poly deck in the past. For various reasons, they were not satisfied. They decided to try ResinDek® flooring panels. They were so impressed with the strength and durability of ResinDek panels that they installed over 375,000 sqft of ResinDek Xspan in three of their distribution centers (Kenosha, WI, Douglasville, GA, and Imperial PA).
There are a variety of different flooring solutions available. When comparing ResinDek flooring vs. concrete flooring, there is much to be considered:
"We have been pleasantly surprised at the durability of the ResinDek panels", said Warehouse Director at the Imperial Facility. "In the past we have used concrete, bar grate, and polydeck. Our space is subjected to temperatures ranging from 55°F. to -20°F., and we do not "baby" our floors. Each flooring type has its advantages and disadvantages, but ResinDek panels are a solid choice for us. They are less expensive than concrete, and easier to walk and transport our products on than bar grate. We are moving 6,000 cases per day from this facility, so our floors see a lot of traffic".
ResinDek flooring panels, manufactured by Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC®, are the value-engineered elevated flooring solution for cold storage environments. ResinDek panels provide the strength you associate with a concrete floor, yet save you tens of thousands of dollars, are easier to walk on than bar grate, and will not delaminate like poly deck. Consider ResinDek flooring for your next project.