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A quick guide on how to choose school furniture

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When you are choosing furniture for school, think about creating flexible learning spaces and how you can build spaces for learning that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate different ways of teaching. Choose school furniture that has modular design that can be moved around to create different settings. This will help rejuvenate the traditional classroom while enhancing your learning experiences.

01 Flexibility

When selecting school furniture, take into consideration the creation of flexible learning environments and the ways you can design learning spaces which can be easily re-configured to suit different ways of teaching. Pick furniture with modular designs that can be moved around to make different settings. This will allow you to revitalize your traditional classroom while enhancing your learning experiences.

02 research

A little bit of investigation on the durability and quality of furniture will be worthwhile in the long-term since your furniture will last, potentially, for years to come. Look at the manufacturer’s guarantees on the products and the components they offer and then choose the products based on their strength, durability and durability (not solely based on aesthetics)! Manufacturers typically provide test sheets with all of their products upon request.

03 Quality is what counts

Furniture for schools that is of high quality, and where research and design has been applied to the products, may offer health benefits to the user (where the seating has been designed to help maintain a good posture, for example) and may even provide health and safety benefits (such as anti-tilt chairs , for instance). Include these considerations when selecting furniture for your school, college or classroom.

04 After-Care

What after-care program is provided by the supplier and/or the manufacturer for the item that you purchase? Make sure you check the manufacturer’s warranty for every item, since this may differ from manufacturer the manufacturer, and from product to product. If you’ve got a good rapport with your provider, they should be looking after your needs in terms of the selection of your order, delivery, installation, as well as resolving any issues such as damaged goods, delivery times and returns, etc..

05 Shop all around

Shop around to get value in your purchase of furniture. Traditional buying groups might not be cheap, and online shopping has opened new possibilities for school furniture which is easy to select to order and price competitively. As with any marketplace shopping for bargains can be worthwhile.


Utilize suppliers that provide design services that includes CAD plans for classrooms, lunch halls and reception areas, or other floorplan layout services where your supplier can do the layout work for you. This service often comes in the form of a free or minimal cost as furniture manufacturers try to bid on and be awarded jobs to furnish your school with furniture.

Make sure the item is available, or if the items are made-to-order are they able to be made in time? Lead times during summer for placing an order for furniture can increase due to the large volume of orders being placed during the summer holiday season (June to September) Therefore, if possible, avoid placing an order within this period or make sure you place your order plenty of time if furniture is required prior to the starting of the school term.
08 high

Make sure you order the proper height of tables and chairs. Age groups vary and have different height recommendations for table as well as chair sizes. Recent European guidelines have standardised the dimensions of school tables and chairs and proper sizing can bring advantages for health as well as ergonomic benefits to create the best learning setting.

09 sample

Take advantage of manufacturers and suppliers who offer the opportunity to try out samples, such as chairs or tables. You are able to test the item before you purchase in bulk, giving the buyer peace of mind regarding the item prior to spending your school budget. For a number of made-to-order items, you are able to request samples such as polypropylene sample swatches for chairs, table laminate colour swatches and vinyl or fabric seatswatch cards, enabling you to see and feel the color and material you’d like to purchase.

10 It’s all about the details

Make sure you order the exact furniture you want. Some tables may come in 6 different heights, and include 6 different colour laminate tops, 3 different edge colour options and 2 frame colours! If you make a mistake when you place an order and the results may be costly in terms time and money. Careful consideration and precision at this point is essential. A large proportion of school furniture is made-to order, which includes tables, seating and storage and so correct specification is essential.

11 delivery

Make sure the item is in stock, or , if you are ordering items made-to-order will they be manufactured within the timeframe you require? Lead times during summer for ordering furniture may be extended due to the volume of orders coming in and during the summer holiday season (June to September) which is why, if you are able, do not place an order during this period or make sure you place your order ample time if furniture is needed prior to the start of the school year.

12 contact details

You should have provided contact names and numbers to your supplier prior to the time of delivery to ensure that someone is informed and be available when the manufacturer plans for a delivery time. One contact phone number is not sufficient! If the number is busy or busy and that delivery truck is waiting outside the school gates , accompanied by an entire lorry full of furniture and furniture, he might have to leave and come back later. This can be unnecessary and expensive. Contact numbers and names is particularly important during the summer holidays where it’s usually just the caretaker or and a couple of others at the school and the reception doesn’t have a staff member.