Posted on: 23 December 2015Share
Are you considering expanding your current company and moving out of your home office? Will you be needing to hire additional employees to support your growing business? Adding employees means that you'll need more desks, chairs and other types of furniture to support the new additions. Although you may be considering picking up what you need from your nearest big box discount retailer, here are some good reasons why you should purchase from office furniture companies instead:
Longer lasting: Many pieces of furniture available at big box stores may be meant only for light home use. When used for the eight to twelve hours per day that your business may require, the chairs can start to become damaged. The desks may be made out of cheap particle board that breaks when you rearrange your floor plan to accommodate a new employee. When you purchase items from office furniture companies, however, they're built for more rigorous use. Instead of using thin and cheap particle board, furniture for offices may be made with solid wood or sturdy plywood. So while the initial cost of your office furniture may be slightly higher than at a big box retailer, you won't be paying to replace the furniture a few months from now.
Better comfort: Because furniture from a big box discount retailer may only be meant for light home use, it may not be the most comfortable. Comfort may not seem like it should rank very high on your priority list, but if your employees are uncomfortable or cramped, they may find it difficult to focus on their work. They may also make up any excuse to stand up and move away from their desk, in order to work out any muscle kinks, further reducing productivity. Furniture that is made to be heavily used should have better proportions and better padding than pieces that are intended to be used for only an hour or two at a time.
Delivery and setup: When you order from a big box retailer, they may deliver your furniture, but it may be flat-packed and they may not be able to help you with assembly. If you're not comfortable with putting furniture together, you'll have to hire someone to help you put the chairs and desks together, adding to your costs. With office furniture companies, you can look for furniture that is pre-assembled. If it ships in separate parts, assembly may be included in the price. By knowing beforehand exactly what the various costs will be, you can better manage your purchasing budget.
To learn more about office furniture, contact a company like D & R Office Works, Inc.