Are sofas better than chairs for waiting rooms?
Whether you go for 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.
Will I need plug or USB sockets for my sofa?
These days it’s a rare visitor who doesn’t arrive equipped with electronic devices. The majority of people will be delighted to have the opportunity to charge their phones or laptops. If your reception area is also used for client meetings or as an overflow workspace for staff then this connectivity will be essential. An integrated fitted USB socket will charge most modern phones and laptops.
How much do office sofas cost?
Our stylish, commercial grade furniture is surprisingly affordable - a three seater sofa specifically designed for an office reception starts at £1,500. Commercial sofas use much higher grades of fabric and foam than domestic furniture and are designed and built to withstand all day use.
How long do office sofas last?
Like all workplace furniture, that depends on the space and usage, but a commercial grade office sofa should stay looking great for at least 5 years in a busy, high-traffic reception area - and possibly much longer in a quieter office or less frequently used space.
How much space do I need for a corner office sofa?
A small, four seater corner sofa starts at 227 x 227cm and gives you the equivalent of two 2 seater sofas 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 a modular sofa for extra flexibility now and if you’re planning to move offices in the future.
Can I match my brand colours to a sofa?
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 office sofas?
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 sofa 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 reception furniture.
Most 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 colours do sofas come in?
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 sofa. If you need it faster it is always worth asking our furniture experts 020 8840 6298.
How does the sofa arrive at our office?
We have specially trained fitters who will deliver, unpack and position your sofa. This service is also possible outside office hours. Note: the majority of sofas arrived fully assembled.