Are blackboards or whiteboards better? That depends on what you prefer. Specialized whiteboards, such as music boards and magnetic boards are great if thats what you need. All of our boards are made according to the same high standards, to give long-lasting use.
Where is a good place to put a bulletin board?
Bulletin boards are great to have in cafeterias, staff lounges, hallways and classrooms. They provide the perfect space for hanging up fliers for upcoming events and displaying important announcements. With a few tacks or staples, attractive pictures and exceptional student compositions can be hung up for display in no time. When an event has passed or it is time for some fresh scenery, the display space can be rearranged in a flash.
When papers are constantly being hung up and taken down, you want to make sure that the surface won't be ridden with holes or permanently damaged. With self-healing cork boards from Aarco, there is no need to worry about pins leaving holes behind when they are taken out. If your display board is going to be in direct light, it is worth considering a model that has a vinyl surface. Unlike cork, vinyl will not fade.
While a regular tack board might be ok for an office or high school, it is important to be careful about pins and staples in any environment where there are many small children. With self-adhesive bulletin boards from United Visual, you can enjoy the benefits of excellent hanging space without using any small sharp objects. With this option, there is no need to worry about tacks and staples accidentally falling on the floor and causing a potential hazard.
How do I choose between a blackboard and a whiteboard?
Every teacher needs a writing space at the front of the room, whether they are teaching math, science or Spanish. Blackboards provide a highly-visible surface on which educators can provide illustrative examples or write down key terms. With clear examples and visual displays, it is easier for students to focus in class and understand complicated methods and techniques.
Although chalk boards are the classic choice, many educational institutions prefer to use whiteboards. It is easier to see the writing on dry erase boards because their white background enables them to be used with a variety of contrasting colors. Because markers are used instead of chalk, the problem of dust is eliminated. White boards can also be used as a projection screen, which is always helpful to have in the modern classroom.
A clear writing surface is necessary in many professional applications as well. An executive office, training room or boardroom in which meetings often take place requires a surface on which new ideas, business plans and schedules can be displayed. Veneer presentation boards have attractive doors which coordinate with other office furniture when not in use, but open up to provide a whiteboard or corkboard. This combines a professional appeal with functional space.
Should I get a mobile or wall-mounted board?
Blackboards and whiteboards come in two main styles. In classrooms, the wall-mounted style is generally preferred because a clear surface is needed on an almost constant basis. For multipurpose rooms which are sometimes used as classrooms or training rooms, mobile boards can really come in handy. While wall-mounted boards offer the security of knowing they will always be there when they are needed, mobile boards can turn any room into a functional learning space. Many of our mobile models are double-sided as well, so they provide twice as much space for notes and diagrams.
Having the right space to write on or hang signs makes a teacher's day run more smoothly. Whether you need chalkboards and dry erase boards for a professional or educational setting, Hertz Furniture has a great selection of models. If you need help determining the ideal surface material, size or style, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.
Screenflex wall partitions come in a wide variety of sizes, and can be ordered in either wall-mounted or freestanding configurations. They can be used to divide up a large open space into smaller rooms or separate between different areas. With portable partitions, you can transform any space almost instantly. They are great to have in a school or church.
While temporary walls seem like they are a great solution, not all of the options offer the same degree of stability and separation as real walls. Screenflex partitions are distinguished by a high degree of sound absorption so the spaces you create with them really do feel like separate rooms. They are built for maximum stability and easy setup. With a 25-year warranty, you can be sure that this worthwhile investment will pay off in the long term.
Wall partitions are available in two styles. Wall-mounted partitions have one end that is permanently connected to the wall, while the other can be moved. This arrangement is ideal for a space that is often divided in the same way. If you know that a particular room needs to be split in half on a regular basis, the wall-mounted configuration guarantees that you will always have the room dividers in position when you want to rearrange. When the panels are not in use, they won't get in the way. They fold up in a flash and lie flat against the wall.
Freestanding partitions are the more versatile option. They can be wheeled into any room to divide up the space. Companies that host seminars where multiple sessions take place at once in a large space can benefit from the flexibility of this arrangement. Portable partitions can also create new spaces for churches. This is especially helpful if a congregation is renting out a space that is larger than what they need for services. In such a situation, wall partitions can create a more intimate space that keeps the group concentrated in a more focused area.
Not all room partitions have the features that are needed to divide up a space efficiently. Many models can cater to particular arrangements but don't offer the flexibility of use that is needed for multiple applications. Screenflex partitions are extra flexible. Their narrow panels make it easier to create turns. Most brands have panels which are 30' wide, but Screenflex panels are 22' wide, so they are easy to maneuver in order to create unique spaces.
Panel width isn't the only distinguishing feature of these tough room dividers. They are very durable and stable as well. Extra-wide frames with weight concentrated on the bottom prevent partitions from wobbling or tipping over. Built-in insulation makes them absorb sound which minimizes distractions from adjacent spaces.
Whether you are using partitions to separate a banquet hall, gymnasium or work space, it is helpful to have a wall surface that you can hang things up on. Screenflex partitions are tackable. Posters and signs can be hung easily using pins or velcro. With papers and posters hung on the walls, temporary rooms will feel more permanent.
Even when you are using a temporary solution, you can still have many of the benefits of a permanent room. If you need some room for storage in your newly-created space, you can get portable room dividers with a built-in cabinet. Models are even available which include a whiteboard as well. For those who just want a dry erase board without a cabinet, there are special white boards designed to hang on partitions.
These dividers aren't just great when they are already set up, they are convenient in the arrangement process as well. They smoothly roll into position on self-leveling casters, which facilitate stable standing even on uneven flooring. This arrangement enables one-person setup, so no one will have to struggle or go scrambling around to find help.
Screenflex partitions are eco- and budget-friendly. They are made with recycled materials and are cheaper than floor-to-ceiling arrangements. If you are using these room dividers to create fully-enclosed spaces, you can purchase a door panel so the dividers don't have to be moved every time someone wants to enter or exit the space.
When you need a convenient and cost-effective way to divide up a large space, look no further than Screenflex partitions. Room partitions are always convenient to have around, because you never know when you might need an extra seminar space or classroom. If you want help determining which size of partitions will fit in your space or how many you need to order, contact the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.