Are sofas better than chairs for waiting rooms?
Whether you go for waiting room sofas or chairs in a waiting area really depends on the space available and how busy it is. A sofa can look better in a space with lighter traffic but isn’t always the best option for seating a lot of single visitors. Where there is a steady flow of people coming and going you may prefer to offer individual reception chairs.
How much does office reception seating cost?
Our stylish, commercial grade furniture is surprisingly affordable - a three seater specifically designed for an modern office reception starts at £1,500. Commercial units use much higher grades of fabric and foam than domestic furniture and are designed and built to withstand all day use.
How long do modern office sofas last?
Like all workplace furniture, that depends on the space and usage, but a commercial grade office reception sofa should stay looking great for at least 5 years in a busy, high-traffic areas - and possibly much longer in a quieter office or less frequently used space.
How much space do I need for a corner office seating?
A small, four seater corner unit starts at 227 x 227cm and gives you the equivalent of two 2 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 260cm.
Consider modular seating for extra flexibility now and if you’re planning to move offices in the future.
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.
What is the hardest wearing fabric for waiting room seating?
Stylish faux leather is the hardest wearing 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. Domestic seating fabrics have a rub rating of only around 25,000 which makes them unsuitable for workspaces.
Does reception seating need to be comfortable?
Surprisingly, comfort doesn’t need to be the number one consideration for modern reception furniture.
Most modern reception sofas are used for very short periods so the priority is that they are great looking, hard wearing and long lasting. Of course they are comfortable, but they are generally designed not to be too soft and over-cushioned, both for ease of getting on and off them and to help visitors to feel more comfortable in workplace environments.
Can the sofa arms be removed?
Some office sofas can be specially made with removable arms if there are access issues.
What fabric colours are available?
Almost every colour imaginable is possible from red, blue, green, grey, black, white, purple and orange.
How long does it take to order?
Usually 4-6 weeks depending on the type of seating. If you need it faster it is always worth asking our furniture experts 020 8840 6298.
How does the seating arrive at our office?
We have specially trained fitters who will deliver, unpack and position your reception furniture. This service is also possible outside office hours. Note: the majority arrive fully assembled.