The metal shelving unit is a cheap alternative when you need storage space. The fact that they are made of metal and hence is far more durable than their wood counterparts is complemented by the fact that these units are also much cheaper. The main problem facing wood in terms of durability is aging. Because wood tends to absorb moisture from the air, it can cause it to expand or contract. This results in weakening of the joints and makes them less durable. Another alternative to metal is a plastic rack unit. But compared to metal, these plastic units will not be able to take a lot of weight. The plastic unit also cannot handle rough handling which is something that must be tolerated by storage equipment.
Resistance and resistance to impact are two things you don’t need to care about with metal units. Depending on the nature of its use, this metal rack unit can be made from lightweight aluminum to heavier metal which can withstand high impact. Some popular shelving units made of metal are as follows:
23 Photos Gallery of: Types And Uses Of Metal Shelving Unit
Industrial Shelving Unit
These units are made of heavy duty steel and are used in industries where much impact tolerance is needed. You do not want your metal unit to be broken or destroyed if exposed to a forklift or if heavy loads are loaded on them, especially when it has been designed for industrial use. These units consist mainly of two types; Widespan and Longspan. Traditional shelves are called Widespan while the more contemporary Widespan offers compartmentalized space.
Steel Warehouse Warehouse
These types of shelves consist of two types, open metal units and closed metal units. The traditional shelf shape is an open metal unit that makes provisions for front and side access while the closed metal unit is ideal for safer storage space.
Metal Rivet Shelving Unit
This is a cheaper option than a metal rack unit that offers large storage space and is ideal for personal and corporate use. They can be easily assembled and serve every storage destination. Contrary to popular thinking that metal units must be kept away from the public eye and must be placed in garages or basements where no one sees them, they appear as great style statements. Now with the help of metal units, you can incorporate new styles into your home or office decoration. Steel units can be used to give your space a contemporary and minimalist look and combine the feeling of space in your room apart from serving the purpose of the storage unit.
The choice of dressing up your metal unit is very large. If you feel that the metal rack unit doesn’t fit your decor as a whole, consider painting it or using a glass to arrange it. You can also use particle boards and use them as shelves in metal units by painting them in the same color as the unit.