Whether you’re opening a new church or sprucing up the old sanctuary, buying sturdy church chairs is a must for any congregation. A lot of thought must go into buying the chairs because your members will spend a lot of time sitting in the chairs. You want chairs that are supportive, comfortable, and durable enough to last a long time.
Make sure you do plenty of research and know what questions you need to ask to ensure you’re getting the best product for your money. The following questions will help you determine some important factors before making a purchase.
1. Are the materials locally sourced?
Whether or not your chair is locally sourced does not have to be the deciding factor, but it’s something to consider. Locally sourced chairs may be a better option because they are likely made with more sustainable materials that can be easily and less expensively replaced as needed. Locally sourced chairs are also easier on the environment, which means purchasing these chairs can lower your carbon footprint.
2. What type of chairs and other products do you provide?
Perhaps you need more than just chairs for the sanctuary. When considering a church chair provider, find out if they manufacture things like folding chairs and tables, which may come in handy for your church. Finding one provider who can meet all your needs will likely be easier and less expensive.
3. How comfortable are your chairs?
Comfort is a highly important factor because it will directly impact your church members. It’s difficult to pay attention to a sermon if you’re miserable. Having uncomfortable seating might even keep people from attending church regularly. If chairs do not offer back support and are not built with a sturdy seat that won’t bottom out after long periods of use, you likely don’t want those chairs. Manufacturers who stand by their product will often send you a sample so you can try out the chairs before making a purchase.
4. How long will the chairs last?
You want chairs that will continue to look great and remain comfortable for at least a decade. Of course, some wear and tear over time is to be expected, but if your chairs are falling apart after three years, they weren’t built to last. Reach out to current customers and do your research before making this large investment!
5. What type of warranty do you offer?
You want to purchase your chairs from a company that will stand by their product. If a company believes they manufacture the best chairs, they will offer a good warranty. Since you want chairs that will last for at least a decade, look for a company who offers a warranty that is at least 10 years.