So how do you choose between a drafting chair and an industrial stool? The right choice depends on who is using the stools and for what purpose. Choose from our collection of lab stools, bar stools, drafting stools and art stools to find the ideal selection for your needs.
What kinds of lab stools are there?
Stools come in a variety of styles with many optional features available. Traditional lab and art stools which offer a basic design are the most budget-friendly option. Their metal legs and hardboard seats provide strength and durability. They are built for the rigors of everyday student use and will last for many years. For a bit of extra comfort, you may choose to add optional backrests. Adjustable-height models are available as well. Many classic art stools and lab stools rest on self-adjusting glides, which compensate for uneven floors automatically.
What stool seat material should I get?
Seat materials vary. You can choose between hardboard, polypropylene and hard plastic. Each material has its advantages. Hardboard is the cost-conscious option. Hard plastic is super strong. It resists nicks and dents and is easy to clean. Polypropylene is lightweight, colorful and flexible. It offers a great way to liven up your learning space by adding classroom colors and enables students to lean back without causing damage to the stool.
How can I make my drafting chairs more comfortable?
For a more pleasant seating experience, padded stools are the way to go. Padding varies from the very basic addition of a little extra cushioning to high-density foam for hours of support. To determine whether padding is desirable and necessary, consider how many hours a day the stools are used and whether they are used for extended periods of time or not.
Unlike standard lab stools, drafting stools offer the utmost in support and flexibility. They feature thick padding and adjustable height. Enhanced options even include adjustable tilt angle, armrests and adjustable back height. Many drafting stools offer convenient mobility. Five-star bases with dual-wheel casters provide stability and easy rolling.
Which stool upholstery should I get?
Stool upholstery is available in a selection of materials. The optimal material for a science lab is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial vinyl. This material prevents germ build-up and facilitates easy cleaning. Fabric upholstery is another viable option. Stools with mesh backs provide the utmost in breathability.
What kind of stool is best for an art room?
Our stools are great for art room applications. Art stools enable students to have a clear view of their projects. Swivel stools are excellent for art because they offer clear visibility from a number of angles. Wooden stools create a more classic look and are super strong and highly durable.
Foot rings are a great feature for any type of stool. They reinforce the frame while providing a comfortable place to rest feet. The optimal position for working is with feet resting flat, so a foot ring is ideal for sitting in a healthy position.
Whether you are looking to outfit a science lab, art room or any other work space, Hertz Furniture has many excellent options to fulfill your needs. We feature lab stools from leading manufacturers including National Public Seating, Academia, OFM and Boss. If you are having trouble choosing among the many excellent options, contact our design center today and we will be happy to help you determine the optimal choice.
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NPS furniture is exceptionally durable. It is built to withstand many years of arrangement, folding and repeated use. These Certified Green items are great for your institution and the environment. When you are looking for high-quality school and church furniture, NPS risers and folding tables will get the job done right.
Whether you are in a classroom, auditorium or sanctuary, having the right chairs will make everyone's experience much more pleasant. Proper seating enables students, congregants and participants to remain focused on what is going on around them and maximize their productivity. NPS chairs are designed for easy arrangement and maximum support.
Transform your gym into a complete performance space with folding chairs and stages. A selection of portable stages which can be ganged together in a variety of formations enables you to turn any open space into an instant auditorium. Once the stage is set up, the audience will need a place to sit and watch. You can choose from our selection of folding chairs and stacking chairs to create the ideal arrangement for your space.
Not all stacking chairs and folding chairs are alike. They come in various styles and colors. There are padded folding chairs as well as metal folding chairs, and stacking chairs come with different back shapes and varying degrees of padding thickness. Both of these choices are easy to store and transport. You can order chair dollies that keep your seating organized in storage and make it easy to move to the desired location.
Stackable chairs can also be used as banquet chairs or church chairs. Elegant appearance and soft cushioning are appropriate for formal occasions. A wide selection of upholstery colors and fabrics enables you to coordinate with room decor and color schemes.
When you are hosting a school dance in the gym or having a special celebration in the social hall, it is helpful to have tables that are simple to arrange. NPS folding tables are both sturdy and durable. Blow-molded plastic folding tables are extra-tough. Their surfaces are a snap to clean and are resistant to just about everything. They have an incredibly high weight capacity as well.
Help your students conduct experiments with great lab furniture from National Public Seating. Lab tables with chemical-resistant tops create the perfect place for working with chemicals and other materials that might be harmful to regular furniture. When students are having a frontal lesson or getting everything set up, they will need an appropriate place to sit as well. Sturdy lab stools offer great seating that will support students through many years of scientific endeavors.
Having music in the in the educational environment gives students the opportunity to excel in different areas and develop their creative talents. With the right music furniture, you can help budding musicians learn to play new instruments. Sturdy music stands are essential for enabling children to read the notes properly. If instruments are being played in a seated position, you will also need proper music chairs.
The right furniture is necessary for breaks as well as instructional periods. Sturdy cafeteria tables make a lunchroom comfortable and attractive. They provide a place for students to sit and eat, and fold up easily so they can be moved out of the way when the space is being cleaned or used for another purpose.
At Hertz Furniture, we know that the right furnishings can transform a space. We are proud to offer your institution a great selection of school and church furniture that you can enjoy for many years to come. No matter what you style or budget is, you are sure to find a number of great National Public Seating products for your space.