An Inexpensive and Highly Versatile Seating Plan for Your Spring Events
Now that spring is here, why not consider updating your basic church furniture to get ready for special church events and summer camps? With Easter, confirmation, weddings, receptions, and luncheons abound in the upcoming months, it's a good time to make sure that your tables and chairs are up to par and that you have enough to comfortably seat your congregation members and their guests.
Flexibility and budgetary concerns are top of the mind when it comes to purchasing church furniture. You want to make sure you purchase furniture that is budget-friendly, yet durable and versatile enough for commercial use. Folding chairs and tables are a great, flexible choice and are becoming increasingly popular in congregations today.
Here are some questions to consider before purchasing:
• Where will you be primarily using your folding tables and chairs?
Plastic Folding Chairs
Plastic folding chairs are available in a variety of colors, but black and white are the most popular options. Elegant white plastic folding chairs are great for outdoor events and are especially popular for weddings, banquets, and receptions. Black plastic folding chairs offer a solemn feel when you need additional seating for a funeral viewing or reception. Black chairs also come in handy for children's classrooms and lunch areas where you have a higher volume of traffic and the chairs need to be able to handle more wear and tear than in other areas of your facility.
All-Steel Folding Chairs
Upholstered fabric padded steel folding chairs are offered in similar tone-on-tone styles, but also come in a wider variety of colors. Blue, navy blue, dark navy, beige, light beige, gray, and burgundy fabrics are available on either gray or beige all-steel frame folding chairs. The 2.5-inch thickly padded burgundy fabric upholstered seat and back option is an extremely popular color choice for churches.
Resin Folding Chairs
Resin folding chairs are the ultimate multi-purpose event chairs. Whether you need chairs for formal indoor or outdoor weddings, confirmations, graduations, or receptions, these resin folding ones will add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any situation. Resin chairs are typically available in neutral colors like white, black, gray, and beige.
Wood Folding Chairs
Wood folding chairs are ergonomically designed to provide a curved back angle for optimum seating comfort and a safer seating position. Some wood chairs come with a limited warranty. You can also purchase ganging clips and waterproof multi-chair storage covers for additional versatility.
A standard rectangle plastic folding table is 30 inches wide by 60 inches long. Longer tables are available in lengths of 72 inches or 96 inches. Rectangular tables take up less space than round ones, so opt for this style of table when you have room or storage space constraints. Rectangular tables are good for classrooms, charity sales, cafeterias, and most other general purpose table settings.
You can also opt to purchase round folding tables. Round ones are available in 48, 72, and 96 inches. These tables make perfect banquet, reception or dinner tables because they have enough room for table decorations, several dishes of food, and quite a few people can fit comfortably around the table. Either size table is available in a plastic finish or unfinished wood top. You will need to use table cloths with the latter as the screws show through the clear coated top finish. The clear coat finish will prevent table cloth snags and splinters.
Chair Storage & Transportation
A steel folding chair dolly or a hanging folding chair truck makes it easy to transport and store your folding chairs when not in use. Each one is equipped with wheels for easy mobility and holds about 50 chairs.
This information is courtesy of www.ChurchChairs4Less.com.