Nothing can improve the aesthetic of a church more than having top quality furniture. The appearance of a church has a strong influence over how new guests perceive the church and in the pride members take in attending and inviting friends to join them.
Because of the volume of people who attend church services and events each year, congregations can be hard on chairs. The material used to make the chairs and the quality of the manufacturer determine how soon the chairs will show wear and tear. Although buying cheap chairs might seem like a smart choice, it’s unwise in the long term.
Your members deserve well-made, comfortable chairs with a solid warranty that will last through decades of hard use. But, how can you tell the difference between a well-made chair and a low-quality chair? Here are some important details to look for.
1. Zero-maintenance guarantee and a solid warranty
Having a zero-maintenance chair means you will never have to replace any part of that chair. The screws won’t fall out, the fabric won’t rip and tear, and the frame can withstand years of stacking and storage.
2. Fabric tested for double rubbing
Chairs tend to show signs of wear in stages—especially those made with cheap, low-quality fabric. Choose chairs made from USA-woven fabric with a double-rub testing grade of 250,000. Double rub testing refers to a method of abrasion tolerance testing. A higher score ensures quality, grade-A fabric that will last for a long time.
3. A strong frame
Weak frames can cause chairs to collapse, which can be a huge safety hazard. Frames should be strong, sturdy, and come with a lifetime warranty. For example, a strong chair will have a frame made from 16–gauge 10010 cold–rolled carbon steel with a torsion bar system for extra strength. These features ensure that a church chair is durable and safe.
4. Commercial-grade virgin foam
Commercial–grade virgin foam is the best choice for quality comfort. It’s bio-based with no fillers, and it’s better than the traditional petroleum-based foams. The commercial–grade foam ensures comfort and durability for years, which is the perfect choice for churches.