Wire Decking Vs. Pallet Supports: What's Best?

In the warehouse,when someone minght be walking underneath the structure,Wire mesh decking will be considered used so that keep product from accidentally falling through and hitting the person walking underneath.


Besides,it is very common for city fire codes that explicitly prevent the use of particle board when your pallet rack system is over 12' high.This is because the particle is both flammable and blocks overhead sprinklers from putting out a fire further down in the pallet rack system.


So, if you're not required to use one over the other, how do you know which one you should use? Below are some of the key differences and similarities between pallet supports and wire decking. 


Differences

Pallet support material can be slightly cheaper .

Pallet supports require more labor to install (you will need to screw them in to the beam to ensure they don't move)


Wire decking's mesh provides better fall protection

Wire decking provides a broader platform on which to store product - you can store cartons or pallets



Similarities

Both provide adequate support for the pallet 

Both meet fire code standards by allowing water to pass through the rack system

Both can be custom ordered for heavier loads or to work with pallet rack uprights that are not a standard depth .