A good lab stool is essential for working productively in a science laboratory. Hertz Furniture's huge selection of stools gives students a sturdy place to sit while conducting experiments or taking notes in class. We offer a variety of styles and designs to suit any preference or budget.

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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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.