We realize that folding chairs are not the kind of furniture you’re going to get excited about. You probably don’t bother to think about them until you have a big event planned. But don’t let that big event arrive and then realize you don’t have enough seating, or that your chairs are too flimsy for more than one use.
All you need is something that’s going to stand up to repeated use and, if you so desire, look good. With the new school year right around the corner, you’re going to need folding chairs for assemblies, music recitals, parent/teacher conferences and more. Check out this list for chairs to suit your style and budget.
Need an economical seating option? Check out the 50 Series Steel Folding Chair from National Public Seating. The 19-gauge steel frame is on the light side for metal folding chairs, but it’s protected by a powder-coat finish. The U-braces between the front and back legs add support. It comes with a 10-year warranty so you can feel confident in your purchase.
Looking to go one step above that? Try KI’s 300 Series Folding Chair with Triple Crossbraces. For just a few dollars more than the 50 Series, this folding chair offers an 18-gauge steel frame (aka slightly thicker metal) and chip-resistant enamel. The triple crossbraces will hold weight more securely than double-braced chairs. It also features double-hinges – meaning hinges on both of the inside and the outside of the frame – to hold the seat securely. Includes a five-year warranty.
If you want padding on your folding chairs, look at Norwood Commercial Furniture’s 1000 Series Vinyl Upholstered Folding Chair. It also has triple-braces and double-hinges, but features vinyl-wrapped foam that will keep your guests comfortable.
Hopefully these suggestions will take some of the worry out of planning your next big event. For more ideas, check out our array of plastic folding chairs in unique and contemporary styles. And you’ll need a way to transport all your new chairs, so be sure to take a look at our selection of chair dollies.