Wire decking is an often forgotten but essential accessory when it comes time to develop an effective pallet rack structure in your warehouse.
If you’re working on the setup in your warehouse and wondering what type of wire decking to use (or even, what wire decking is for), start with a simple question: what type of pallet racking am I using? At the end of the day, the type of wire deck you use depends entirely on the size of the beams it will accompany.
Step channel wire decking is stronger than flare channel decking, but more limited in application. As the name implies, step channel wire decks can only be used to support step beams, whereas flare channel decks fit a range of beams, but are less robust.
Sitting below the wire mesh on any product you choose is a support channel that bears the weight of the load placed upon the decking. Depending on the width of the deck, it will have anywhere from two to five support channels, but customized solutions are available to boost load-bearing capacity.
At their very core, wire decking products are a safety net for your products. Without wire decking in place, it becomes extremely precarious to unload and remove pallets from the beams in your warehouse, with only inches separating a forklift operator from successfully placing a pallet and causing it crash to the ground, potentially costing you thousands of dollars in damages.
Pros of Sticking with a Wire Decking Solution
- Multiple wire decking styles like step channel, flared, flush fit and many more mean that you can accommodate nearly all beams
- Wire decking is durable and saves you money on replacing plywood
- Fire code compliance
- Wire decking is simple to use
- Allows for both full pallet loads and partial pallet loads to be stored
From step channel to flared channel to inside waterfall decking, we have the wire deck you need to get the job done. See below for the full range of all types of wire decking.
Questions about which type best suits your warehouse? Give us a call today and we’ll work through your decking needs.