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Top Of The Best Stacking Chairs Reviewed In 2018Last Updated January 1, 2019
№1 – HON Olson Stacking Chair – Guest Chair for Office, Cafeteria, Break Rooms, Training or Multi-Purpose Rooms, Platinum Shell, 4 pack (H4041)
№2 – Oliver Fabric Tweed Stacking Chairs (Set of 4)
№3 – Flash Furniture 4 Pk. HERCULES Series Trapezoidal Back Stacking Banquet Chair in Black Vinyl – Black Frame
Lumbar Support –
One of the most commonly sought after office chair options. Included in most of our fully-loaded packages and available on most basic task chairs, the lumbar support is essential to maintaining a proper, healthy posture. Most built-in lumbar supports are adjustable. When adjusted correctly, a chair’s lumbar support keeps the ears, shoulders, and hips in alignment and maintains the natural inward curvature of the lower spine.
Adjustable Headrest – Even with the most sophisticated ergonomic chairs, the head and neck is often left vulnerable. An added headrest can help provide all the ergonomic benefits of your task chair to your head and neck, properly aligning your spine from top to bottom and reducing the chance of injuries. A headrest is also a vital piece to when you wish to lean back and take a quick rest from maintaining an erect posture.
Fully Adjustable Arms – Fixed arms are rarely the right height and shape for your body. Height adjustable and fully adjustable arms allow you to lower and raise the armrest height to where is most comfortable for your body size. In addition, many fully adjustable arms feature side-to-side and forward and backward sliding and/or tilting motions allowing you to adjust the arm width and fine-tune the arm supports for a perfect fit.
Forward Tilt and Tilt Limiters – The forward tilt option on office chairs relaxes the bend of your waist, knees, and ankles by supporting your spine as you lean forward. This option is commonly used with increased chair height. The tilt limiter allows the user to set a maximum recline position, holding your back at an angle most comfortable for your body.
Seat Adjustments –
Measure the depth of your seat. Be sure you have two to three inches between the edge of the chair and the back of your calf. Adequate seat depth helps to distribute your weight evenly. Inadequate seat depth can impede circulation, cause numbness and result in difficulty sitting for longer periods of time. Proper seat height encourages you to sit back in your chair, resulting in correct body position with respect to the rest of your workstation.
Lumbar Adjustments –
Stand flat against a wall with your heels and your shoulder blades touching the wall. Now place your hand behind your lower back–does it fit? If you cannot fit your hand behind you, you have a flat back and probably need a chair with very little lumbar support. If you can fit a flat hand behind you, you have a medium curve and need a medium level lumbar support. If you can fit a balled fist behind your back, you have a deep curve, and need a large lumbar support.
Seating Angles –
Check to make sure the chair allows you to sit with a 90° angle in the following places: knees, hips, and elbows. Angles of less than 90° have the detrimental effect of impeding circulation. In static seated situations, this can result in premature fatigue and discomfort. In general, more “open” postures and chairs that support you in “open” postures, will allow you to sit comfortably for longer periods of time.
Critical to pain-free sitting is a chair that allows you to stay in motion. The more you move, the more you encourage blood flow, and the less stiff you become. By properly adjusting the chair’s tension control you can achieve your desired level of motion. Rule of thumb: Static positions are a source of pain and fatigue.
The conventional look of a British sofa is the cushion back. Two or three boxed-sided cushions of an equal size will be placed across the back of the piece. On a fabric sofa these can normally be turned and moved to even out wear and tear. On leather sofas, and occasionally fabric ones, the cushions will be one-sided and sometimes fixed in place with a zip to prevent slippage.
As with backs, seats can be fixed or cushioned; this affects the sit and your individual comfort.
This is when the seat of the sofa itself is sprung and upholstered. Like a fixed back, this offers a very neat, tailored appearance which requires no maintenance. As there are no cushions to turn though, wear can be very focused on the specific points where people sit, so this type of sofa suits more robust fabrics with less stretch to match its more formal appearance. Fabrics with more stretch may “puddle” or ripple over time as the foam interiors settle.
These are more conventional and are normally reversible on fabric models. Cushions may be filled with foam, fibre, feather or a combination. Each offer a different quality sit and require different levels of maintenance – see the notes on back cushions above.
As a general rule, the softer the seat cushion, the more upkeep it will need to keep cushions in good order and looking neat and well dressed.
The design of the arm is often what defines a piece of upholstery and identifies it as classic or contemporary. Wider arms give a sofa presence and scale, but can take up a significant amount of overall length. For small rooms, consider a narrower arm to help maximise your seating space.
High density chairs come in one of three varieties for easy storage: folding, stacking or nesting. Below is an easy guide to find the chair perfect for you.
Folding chairs are the most common type of low-cost high-density chair. To move and store these chairs, you simply swing the seat up for compact, easy storage.
Stack chairs do not fold up, but can be easily stacked on top of one another for easy storage. See our full line of stacking chairs!
Nesting chairs are a combination of folding and stack chairs. Seat bottoms swing up much like folding chairs, but nesting chairs can then be “nested” into one another for easy storage. Nesting chairs more closely resemble task chairs as they have casters for easy movement and many also come with arms. See our full line of folding and nesting chairs!
Folding, stack and nesting chairs generally come with a metal frame. Seats and seat backs are typically available in metal, plastic, mesh or vinyl/fabric upholstered. The lightest chairs feature mesh or plastic seats and backs. Many of the plastic backs and seats are contoured for maximum comfort.
Glides and Bases
We offer high-density chairs with plastic and metal glides. Plastic glides work better on hard surfaces like wood and linoleum, and metal glides are recommended for carpet. Sled base chairs also work well on carpet. Many brands of stack chairs also offer ganging glides, which allow you to hook chairs together at the base to form rows. Need more help with finding the right glide? A Guide to Floor Glides for Classroom Desks and Chairs.
Due to their trademark durability, the seats are often made from hard materials such as ABS plastic and wood which are best suited to stackable products as they’re least likely to damage. Made by injection moulding, funky matte resin models are incredibly scratch resistant, whilst sleek painted wooden seats such as the Candy Chair (pictured below) deliver matchless solidity. With frames sculpted from mirrored chrome, solid wood or brushed steel, they provide sturdy bases with a casual, contemporary look. Marvellously modern, a spectrum of vibrant colours are made possible, from rosy red to lime green, which work brilliantly when used individually or mixed and matched.
Characteristically low maintenance, their water repellent surfaces can be wiped clean, perfect for kitchen and dining areas with the presence of food and drink. Multi-purpose and highly adaptable, this also means that they can be used out of doors, great for sunny picnics, outdoor parties or simply relaxing in the garden. However, whilst all-plastic models can be left outside whatever the weather, metal or wooden framed designs will spoil if exposed to rain.
Delivering optimum comfort alongside supreme practicality, models such as the Joshua are upholstered in faux leather and padded with foam for that luxury touch. However due to the soft nature of the foam, these can be more susceptible to denting if care is not taken when stacking them. Nevertheless this can be prevented by assembling them gently, or simply by putting a piece of cardboard, like an old cereal box, between each seat.
It’s the expertly designed shape of these chairs that makes them stackable, with legs that slope slightly outwards allowing them to be slotted one on top of the other. Whilst robustly built to allow them to support the weight of multiple chairs, if piled irresponsibly high they may be liable to tip. For safe usage you should consult the recommended stacking height, which will be detailed in the paperwork included in the packaging.
To ensure your products maintain their quality condition, small protective plugs are often concealed on the underside of the seat, as pictured. These prevent the surfaces from scraping against one another when stacked or transported. Similarly, protective plugs are included on the underside of the legs, to help minimise the chance of marking to flooring.
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When you set out to determine what kind of seating you need in your restaurant, you will first need to have an idea of your layout. Will you be serving at a bar, bistro tables, booths, or standard tables? Each of these requires different seating options, with each seat type available in a variety of materials. Below are the categories of restaurant seating KaTom offers.
Commercial bar stools are available with metal and wooden frames, in a variety of different finishes to fit in with your restaurant’s or bar’s décor. The seat can have a bottom only, or can also have a back, and the seat might be stationary or set up to swivel. Most bar stools have vinyl, metal, or wooden seats, all of which are easy to wipe clean. Some less-common options, like wicker and mesh seats, can fit in well with some décor, but are harder to clean. Bar stool seats and bases are available separately as well, to help you create a unique look for your dining room or bar. These can be used at bar counter areas, as well as with tall pub and bar tables.
Restaurant chairs will have metal or wooden frames, and might have vinyl, wooden, or plastic seats that are usually easy to wipe clean. High-volume restaurants may want to consider stackable chairs, which can be easily stored out of the way when they are not in use. These can be used at standard tables, or in conjunction with an end booth or a set of booths that run along a wall where you only want a booth on one side of the table.
Booths and benches are common options in restaurants where space is at a premium. These seats are most often upholstered, meaning they are available in a wide range of colors and can often be customized with a fabric of your choice. Vinyl is a common choice on booth seats and backs due to its ease of cleaning. Booths and benches can be configured back-to-back along a wall, or you can have a series of seats running lengthwise along the wall with tables and chairs positioned in front of them.
Booster seats and high chairs make your restaurant more welcoming to families with small children. Booster seats, made of plastic or wood, can be used in the existing chairs and booths. Wooden booster seats have one height, while plastic models may be single- or dual-height. Some booster seats include straps that secure the booster to the chair or that help secure the child into the seat. High chairs are made out of either wood or plastic, and most have straps to help keep children safely secured. Some high chairs come on casters for easy mobility, and many are stackable to help conserve storage space.
Commercial Patio Furniture
Any furniture that will be used outdoors needs to be especially strong and weather-resistant in order to withstand the conditions it will face. Outdoor tables are available with laminate, metal, stone, or wood tops, with some of the metal tables having a mesh top, which can be harder to clean but allows water and spilled drinks to drain through easily. Some tables have holes in their centers to allow for the placement of a patio umbrella, which can greatly enhance the comfort of your guests on sunny days.
A variety of outdoor seating options are available to meet your restaurant’s needs. Outdoor benches are available to give customers a place to sit while waiting for their tables, and can be made of metal or wooden slats, or metal mesh. These are available with and without a back, and some come with cushions for additional comfort. Outdoor chairs made out of metal, wicker, plastic, and wood are also available, as are folding and stacking chairs that are ideal for restaurants that may need to store outdoor furniture in the off-season. Outdoor bar stools are available in the same materials as the chairs, and can be purchased with or without backs.
If you plan to keep your patio area open year-round, patio heaters can help keep your customers comfortable through the winter months. Floor models and wall-mounted heaters are available, with options for locations that need to heat with gas or electricity.
Outdoor spaces are increasingly important in the home and design world, with interior designers and landscape architects creating innovative backyards and patios that require just as much design savvy as interior spaces.
And, like living rooms or bedrooms, the furniture in an outdoor room is crucial to its success. Luckily, there’s an abundance of high-quality options, especially if you know what you’re looking for.
Last summer, we offered five tips for finding top-flight outdoor furniture. Now, we’re breaking down the best outdoor furniture based on material—wood, metal, plastic, fabric, and wicker.
While it’s true that some outdoor furniture can be astronomically expensive—running into the thousands of dollars—don’t despair! There are plenty of options for budget-conscious patio dwellers, too.
Read our advice and then get shopping—the outdoors are calling.
Wooden patio furniture is sturdy, long-lasting (if well cared for), and often feels the most like having real furniture outside. It can also be expensive. Look for dense-grained tropical hardwoods—like teak—that are able to resist warping and swelling, or opt for cheaper wood and throw on a cover for protection.
Other popular woods used in outdoor furniture are cedar, pine, and eucalyptus. Be aware that wood furniture often requires staining and oil to maintain its original appearance.
Design Within Reach
Crafted using solid planks of Indonesian teak, the Kayu dining table is a sturdy and substantial table that could work inside or out.
Thanks to the expense of wooden outdoor furniture, metal is becoming an increasingly popular choice. Aluminum furniture is lightweight, durable, and doesn’t require much maintenance.
Steel is a heavier option, but both usually need to be coated with a protective finish known as powder coating. The good thing about metal outdoor furniture is there are a lot of options at any price point.
There are plenty of low-priced, metal bistro sets out there, but we like this Shaker-style set in cheery blue.
Available in white, gray, and black, this round steel table is coated with an extra-durable powder-finish to hold up to the elements.
Plastic furniture may have a reputation for being flimsy, but new technology proves that it can be a great material for outdoor furniture. Using high-density polyethylene—some of which is recycled from milk cartons or bottles—plastic furniture can be highly durable, doesn’t require painting or sealing, and can be designed to look like almost anything.
Of course, there are still some poor quality plastic products out there, but even low-end furniture can be treated with UV-stabilizing pigments to reduce fading. The best part? Plastic is easy to wipe down and won’t peel like other products.
This well-priced set from Ikea includes weather-resistant, stackable chairs made with polystyrene slats built on lightweight frames of rustproof aluminum.
If you’re dream afternoon involves a couch and some sun, look no further than an outdoor sofa. Usually a blend of wood or powder-coated steel with fabric cushions, outdoor couches offer a level of relaxation that just can’t be matched in a dining room chair. Speciality treated fabrics mean that these gems can hang outside, no matter the weather.
Rugged off-road camper sports a surprisingly fancy interior
If you’ve been coveting an off-road camper but don’t want to skimp on luxury, take a look at The Siberian by South Carolina-based Tiger Adventure Vehicles.
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First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Stacking Chairs wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Stacking Chairs
- №1 — HON Olson Stacking Chair – Guest Chair for Office, Cafeteria, Break Rooms, Training or Multi-Purpose Rooms, Platinum Shell, 4 pack (H4041)
- №2 — Oliver Fabric Tweed Stacking Chairs (Set of 4)
- №3 — Flash Furniture 4 Pk. HERCULES Series Trapezoidal Back Stacking Banquet Chair in Black Vinyl – Black Frame