Office Reception Sofa FAQs
How much space do I need for a corner office seating?
Small, four-seater corner reception sofas starts at 227 x 227 cm and gives you the equivalent of 2 two-seater and a corner seat. We recommend that you leave at least a 20cm gap at each end which means that you need to allow a total space of around 260 x 260 cm.
- Consider modular seating for extra flexibility now and if you’re planning to move in the future. Corner units do not suit all receptions because the corner seat rarely gets utilised unless serval people are seated.
- Consider replacing the corner seat with a low coffee table to reduce the cost and make the unit more usable.
What is the hardest wearing fabric for waiting room seating?
Faux leather or vinyl office sofa
Stylish faux leather is the hardest wearing reception sofa material - it is stain resistant and wipes clean. Remember that a synthetic commercial grade fabric can have a rub test rating of 250,000.
Leather office sofa
A leather office sofa is also a good option because if the leather is looked after it can look better with age. Remember to clean any spills of with a dry cloth and if you have time treat the leather with a conditioner.
Domestic seating fabrics
Domestic seating fabrics have a rub rating of only around 25,000 which makes them unsuitable for workspaces.
Can I order without armrests?
Armrests are a popular feature and with good reason, they’re comfortable and practical. But in modern commercial premises space is often an issue, as well as access.
- Not having armrests can allow you to almost double up on seating where space is really tight or make better use of space with L-shaped or modular seating options.
- If access is an occasional problem, some specific types of seating can be specially made with removable arms to solve this issue.
What fabric colours are available?
Office sofas are large pieces of office furniture that need to work with your existing decoration. Whether you want to go for a subtle match or a bright contrast, we’re happy to tell you that almost every colour you can imagine is possible, from red, blue, green, grey, black, white, purple and orange.
Free colour swatches
A swatch service for our office furniture is available to help you decide and we can even help with colour matching - perhaps you’d like to match your logo design?
Can I match my brand colours?
Yes! There is a library of 1000s of fabric colours available in reds, greens, blues, oranges and greys which means colour matching should be possible for almost every brand. Ask our furniture experts for help with colour matching and colour swatches - call 020 8840 6298.
How does our new seating arrive?
At Spaceist we aim to make the furniture ordering and delivery process as simple as possible for you. Our teams of specially trained fitters will deliver, unpack and position your furniture in the location of your choice so it’s ready for use immediately.
Out of hours delivery
This service is also possible outside normal office working hours for minimum disruption - so useful to consider in busy spaces like reception. Please note: the majority of our orders will arrive fully assembled.