Creating a positive atmosphere for learning is one of the most crucial tasks for a school administrator to tackle. And one of the most important elements in creating that atmosphere is selecting the right school furniture. Comfort, size, space, durability and – don’t forget – budget are all factors that need to be taken into account. Whether you’re furnishing a new school or upgrading an older one, the classroom furniture you choose will have a decisive impact on the way students feel about their learning.

School Chair Basics

Studies show that students between the ages of 13-18 years old spend about 78% of their time sitting down. Even preschoolers spend a considerable amount of time in their chairs. So a lot of thought needs to go in to choosing the most suitable chairs biurka młodzieżowe for each classroom.

When talking about school chairs, there are some technical words that come up pretty often. So a little school furniture terminology will help make things clear.

School chair seats are manufactured out of one of three materials: wood, soft plastic and hard plastic. Wood means just that, wood. Soft plastic is the colloquial name for polyethylene and polypropylene. Polyethylene has a lot of give; polypropylene, while not actually bendable, does conform somewhat so that students can lean back a bit in their chairs. Hard plastic is far more rigid than its soft counterpart and has no bend whatsoever.

The legs and supports of school chairs are usually made of one of three gauges of steel: 18, 16, and 14 gauge. Contrary to what one might assume, the lower the gauge the stronger the steel, so if you’re looking for the strongest supports around, you would look for chairs with 14 gauge steel.

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