When it comes to warehouse storage, choosing the right type of wire mesh decking is crucial. Selecting a deck can impact the safety, organisation, and efficiency of a warehouse. This blog will discuss why mesh decks are the better choice over wooden decks for warehouse storage.

Durability and Longevity

Racking mesh ranges are manufactured with high-quality steel wire welded to form a strong and durable mesh. Making them much more durable than wooden decks, which can warp, crack, and splinter over time. Pallet racking decking can also be resistant to rust and corrosion by opting for a hot-dip galvanised finish, making them the preferred choice for warehouses that deal with moisture or harsh chemicals.

Increased Safety

Wire mesh decks, designed with safety in mind. The mesh design allows for better visibility and airflow, which can help prevent accidents and improve ventilation in your warehouse. Wire mesh decking is the preferred choice of insurance companies because they are more permeable than wooden decks. The apertures allow smoke to rise so the fire can be detected earlier and allows the water to reach the source of the fire faster, minimising damage to your products and facilities.

Unlike some of our competitors, QTS test our racking mesh at our manufacturing facility in Nottinghamshire to make sure they meet our standards.

Easy to Install and Maintain

Wire mesh decks are easy to install and require minimal maintenance. They can be installed quickly without any need for special tools or equipment. They are also easy to clean and maintain, as they do not absorb moisture or harbour bacteria like wooden decks, saving you time and money in the long run.


Whilst racking mesh used to have a higher upfront cost than wooden decks, the price difference between timber and steel has drastically reduced following Covid-19. More companies are choosing mesh decks because they are more cost-effective in the long run. They last longer, require less maintenance, and can help prevent accidents and damage to your products. Decks made from steel can also be reused and recycled, making them a more sustainable option for your warehouse.


Wire mesh decking is versatile and can be used in a variety of warehouse storage applications. QTS mesh decks are customisable to fit your specific needs, with different sizes, shapes, and load capacities available. Below are examples of custom features that can be added to the easySHELF™ mesh decks.

If you have always used timber decks, I hope you can see the benefits that wire mesh decking can offer you. If you would like a comparative wire mesh deck quote, feel free to get in touch below.

Posted on 9 June 2021 in Warehouse Storage