A more versatile use for industrial shelving is any business, company, or storage facility that needs storage and organization. If you’re an auto shop that needs storage for your in-store inventory, Tennsco’s Z-Line Heavy-Duty Shelving could be your solution to storage needs. These units can hold up to 750 pounds per individual shelf. They allow easy access from all sides of the unit and offer assembly that doesn’t require nuts or bolts, making it easier for the assembler.
Metal shelving units can also offer a solution to the tricky fire codes you’re up against. They feature perforated shelves or wire decks, which allow water from overhead sprinklers to reach all levels of the shelving unit. Metal shelving can hold up against heat and humidity, whereas wood or composite shelving often won’t. This brings us to the question of choosing between particleboard/wood shelving and wire decking.
While wood may be a ‘prettier’ and often cheaper alternative to metal for organizational shelving surfaces, wood gives out over time and will need to be replaced a lot sooner than metal would. This is especially true in humid areas. Wood can also rot, making it more of a hassle and less safe in the long run. Metal will stand up better against water, humidity, and the roughness of being bumped and pushed around. Wire decking is another good alternative that fights against those same nuisances. Wire decking is a better option for bulkier items where the holes won’t affect the product.