Maintenance Free Lobby Seating That’s Easy To Clean

Vinyl Padded Lobby SeatingThere are few things worse than trying to clean dirty, soiled or stained fabric on office lobby or waiting room seating. Because lobby seating (found here) has the potential of being used a lot, you are probably in need of something that is both rugged and durable. Luckily there are several maintenance free lobby chairs out there that are easy to clean and maintain. I would like to recommend a few models and offer some suggestions of things to look for.

You want your office lobby to look good…right? Who doesn’t want a professional environment for their customers, clients or patients? It makes good business sense. While a fabric covered cushioned chair looks great, many of the cheaper fabrics can absorb liquids, get sticky and stain. This can result in a horrible looking chair (not to mention smelly) later down the road. I don’t want you to exclude all fabric covered chairs in your furniture search, because many brands out there make some excellent stain resistant fabric that is easy to clean, but you may not want to risk the chance.

There are two chair surfaces that you will definitely want to look at. These surfaces are extremely easy to clean and maintain.  These are your two best options:

Plastic Stackable Chairs (found here) – Most plastic chairs, usually a combination of a metal frame and a plastic seat w/ back, are easy to clean up and maintain. The surfaces are waterproof and chemicals can be used for cleaning. This is a great all around style of chair. Our plastic chairs are stackable and some even include a thin layer of padding.

Vinyl Covered Chairs (found here) – Vinyl is as easy to clean as plastic, but can be used in combination with padding for additional comfort. It is also available in a variety of colors. This isn’t some sort of cheap plastic wrapped around a pillow. This is high-quality padding that has been upholstered with high quality and thick vinyl There are three different types of vinyl lobby seating that we offer:

  • Vinyl Padded Lobby SeatingWooden Frame Seats w/ Vinyl Padding (found here) – These chairs feature a tough would frame with a padded back and seat. While they are available with high-quality fabric, they also come with a wide selection of vinyl. This includes blue, wine, cream and green colors. These chairs can hold up to 400 pounds and are extremely tough, which is why they are so popular in lobbies and waiting rooms.
  • Linked Wood Frame Seats w/ Vinyl Padding (found here) – These chairs are perfect if you need several in a row either next to a wall or back to back. We offer several configurations of linked chairs including dual, triple and quadruple configurations. This includes seats with or without arms. These are also available with a wide range of vinyl upholstery.
  • Wooden Benches w/ Vinyl Padding (found here) – Our vinyl upholstered wooden benches are probably the most cost effective option for a lobby or waiting room. These consist of a durable wood frame, available in several stains, and a padded seat that can be upholstered in wine, cream, lime or blue vinyl.

These are some great options that should be extremely easy to clean and maintain. We have been selling office lobby and waiting room furniture for well over a decade, so please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with your questions.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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