Contract furniture is furniture that is provided for business use. The buyer and the furniture manufacturer essentially enter into a contract, whereby the buyer buys the furniture and the manufacturer offers some guarantee over the quality of the furniture. Although businesses and buyers may believe that standard home furniture or furniture bought at high street shops will do the job, when it comes to high traffic areas like waiting rooms, it is important to choose furniture that will withstand regular use. Contract furniture is designed and built for this very purpose.
Whatever your business, and whether you encourage visits from customers, patients, or from potential leads, you need to provide comfort to your visitors. Some may only have to wait a few minutes, but others might be in for the longer haul. Uncomfortable chairs will leave an impression on those that have to sit in them, and it is unlikely to be a positive impression. By offering comfortable chairs, you can make the experience more enjoyable, less uncomfortable, and a more positive all-round experience for everybody involved.
Waiting room chairs get a lot of use, and there is no way of guaranteeing that standard furniture will be able to withstand this frequent use. It is unlikely, if you buy your furniture from a home furnishing shop, that they will offer you your money back or a replacement if the furniture is found to have been used for business or commercial purposes. In contrast, contract furniture companies produce furniture that is sturdier, more robust, and designed to last for longer.
The strength and reliability of the furniture not only matters because strong furniture will last longer before it falls apart. Poor quality furniture can seem comfortable when first sat on, but after a few months, the pressure of having people sit down and stand up repeatedly, as well as the potential for people putting items, bags, and shoes on the furniture means that damage can also degrade the comfort level of the furniture. You don’t want to have to upgrade waiting room furniture every few months.
Contract furniture typically comes with a manufacturer guarantee of some sort. They may not guarantee the cushions or the upholstery, but you should be able to buy contract furniture that includes at least a five year guarantee on the frame. While upholstery can be repaired and cushions can be replaced relatively inexpensively, if the frame of the furniture breaks, then no amount of repairs and minor replacements will restore the furniture to its former strength and comfort.
Buying attractive and appealing furniture is important. Buying comfortable and functional waiting room furniture is also important. However, most important of all, is buying reliable furniture that will last longer than a few months, that comes with some form of guarantee of quality and strength, and that can add value as well as good looks and appeal to your waiting room area.
Atlas Contract Furniture is a bespoke contract furniture design service, offering a ten year frame guarantee. Choose the style and design that you want, use their CAD design service to ensure you get the right furniture dimensions, and enjoy access to long-lasting and beneficial waiting room furniture.