Is It Time To Update Your School’s Furniture?

With summer winding down, it’s back to school season again which means ensuring you have the right resources and a prepared learning environment for a productive school year.  Safety, comfort, and a welcoming atmosphere are paramount for academic institutions so updating your school furniture accordingly can definitely help.  Here are several ways to determine if it’s time to pull the trigger on new furniture.

The first obvious sign is furniture that is cracked, chipped, or has other physical damage. Keep a running list of questionable chairs, fixtures, tables, etc. so you can assess what needs to be replaced immediately based on your school’s budget.  The last thing any school needs is to create any unnecessary liabilities.

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Furniture Sets: Big Purchases Made Easy

If you need furniture for your school, church, or office, you’ve come to the right place!  Worthington Direct offers tables and chairs of different sizes, shapes, and uses. Buying in bulk is easy, quick, and more affordable than one or two at a time.

School Desk Sets

Our classroom desk and chair sets offer a variety of seating and desk solutions. First, choose between single or double Apex desks. The singles come in multiples of 8 or 20. The two-student desks come in multiples of 4 or 10. These options include chairs for the number of students that can fit. Then select the desk’s top, leg, and chair colors. We have many options available, so if this isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our school desk section.

Collaborative Classroom Desk Set

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Add Flexible Seating to your Student Desks and watch them achieve more!

Teachers work hard at creating an environment that is conducive to student learning. Flexible seating is becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. You may wonder, what do you mean different types of seating?

In a classroom with flexible seating you will see kids laying on the floor, kids in beanbag chairs, kids on their knees at a table, kids in traditional desks and kids in standing desks. Having all of these options allow kids to wiggle, move and absorb the learning experience more naturally. Here is a more in depth look at why teachers and students and are loving flexible seating and their standing desks.

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5 Factors to Consider When Purchasing School Chairs

It is time to purchase new school chairs for your classroom, but the amount of choices available can be overwhelming. To help you decide which will work best for your particular needs, we have provided five essential criteria for you to consider.

Chair Height and Age of Students

Will these chairs be used primarily for Kindergarten classrooms or might they also be used for older children? It is important to consider this question when choosing a chair so that you purchase chairs that the students fit in properly and avoid returns. Chairs are available in several seat heights to accommodate all student ages. A common stack chair may range in sizes of 10″H, 12″H, 14″H, 16″H and 18″H. These heights are measured from the floor to the seat surface. You can follow this rule to measure your existing chairs and order more of the same size, or use the guide below if ordering for the first time. If the chairs are to be used by various age groups, either purchase different sizes to accommodate each age or purchase the chair height made to accommodate the oldest in the group, as it is better for chairs to be too big than too small. 

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