Boards

Boards
Presentation boards are essential tools for providing information in schools or offices. From traditional bulletin boards and chalkboards to advanced interactive whiteboards, Hertz Furniture offers what you need. With the right blackboard or dry erase board, you can conduct outstanding business presentations and classroom lessons.

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.

Which style board should you get?

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.



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Being eco friendly isn't just a passing fad, it's a better way of life. With over 2,500 environmentally friendly furniture models to choose from at Hertz Furniture, you can go green without compromising on comfort, quality or style. Just look for the Certified Green symbol and you'll know you are getting a healthier product that will promote a sustainable existence.

From office furniture to classroom furniture and everything in between, don't hesitate to fill your space with eco friendly models. With such a great selection, you can stay true to your values and still decorate your space according to your own personal preferences.

So what exactly is eco friendly furniture? If you see a school desk or office chair with a Greenguard or MAS Certified Green symbol next to it, you can be sure that it has been tested and found to have low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions. VOCs are the main cause of indoor air pollution- which is just as unhealthy and undesirable as it sounds. If you want to have a healthy work environment for your students and employees, certified green is the way to go.

What are the benefits of green and eco-friendly classrooms?

In addition to giving students a healthier classroom environment, studies show the profound influence eco-friendly classrooms have on learning. According to research from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, learning spaces with high air quality and natural lighting conditions can boost productivity. Furthermore, sustainable facilities can improve student performance by up to 20%.

It's not hard to be green at school or in the office when you have so many models to choose from. Green building and sustainability are only becoming more and more important. Because we are more aware than ever of the impact pollution can have on our planet, there has been a big push for product manufacturers to address the impact of their products on the environment. This is definitely a good thing that we should be happy about. It also means there are no excuses for an office not taking advantage of all the green options. With so many passionate environmentalists out there, don't be surprised if the right eco friendly office furniture starts earning you some new clients.

Even people who are passionate about taking care of the environment might not have time to research all kinds of materials and products. An environmentalist also doesn't have to be someone who has studied the field in an academic setting. A person can care about health and sustainability without understanding anything about chemical compounds used in manufacturing. For everyone out there who cares, Certified Green products can be trusted. Experts who know everything about chemical emissions and sustainability have checked these products thoroughly, and if they give their certification, you know you can count on it.

There are many different green certifications out there, but a lot of them are looking for similar things. If you are worried about VOCs, MAS Certified Green products have passed extensive emissions testing performed by experts in the field. The tests are in compliance with industry standards. Products with the SCS stamp of approval are part of sustainable solutions. SCS is determined to safeguard our environment, support workers and communities and raise the standard of living for all.

Eco friendly companies that are selling furniture still need to be concerned about the buyer's needs in terms of comfort and style. Luckily, there are certifications that combine ratings for comfortable and eco friendly office furniture. The CHPS symbol recognizes products that are comfortable, healthy, energy-efficient and safe.Schools should definitely look for this certification on products they are considering because high indoor air quality and good daylight keep students healthy and happy so they can learn better. With the right designs, distractions are reduced so students can see and hear properly.

Office and school furniture that is ANSI BIFMA certified is recognized for comfort, safety, sustainability and durability. BIFMA guidelines help eco friendly furniture stores promote good environmental equilibrium, health and well-being. With a standard that tests durability, you can be sure that your school chairs or office desks will be around for a long time. The longer your office chair lasts and maintains a professional appearance, the less materials you will have to waste by replacing it.

When you are looking for some new bookcases or computer chairs, make sure to go green. When you buy from environmentally friendly companies, you invest in the future of your company or school. Make the eco friendly choice to start working toward a better tomorrow today. If you need help outfitting your space with affordable eco friendly furniture, contact the experts in the Hertz Design Center for personalized green solutions.