Integra Breaks Down 3 must-haves
3 Must-Have Features for Lounge Seating in Today’s Facilities
Facility managers can protect their investment by selecting lounge furniture with these three important characteristics
Facilities personnel have always needed cost-effective, yet high performing products for their buildings. That need is even greater today. With Covid-19 impacting every facility, budgets are tight and maintaining facilities can be costly.
In every facility, lounge seating is utilized by people of varying body types and in multiple ways and often are in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Facility managers can protect their investment by selecting lounge furniture with three important features.
MUST-HAVE FEATURE #1 – COMPONENT-BASED DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Selecting furniture that is designed and constructed with replaceable and recoverable parts; i.e. legs, feet, arms, arm caps, seats and backs can significantly reduce the facility’s expenses related to any product damage or fabric failures. Many lounge products on the market do not have this extremely important attribute. Integra has designed this construction method into nearly every item they make for 39 years.
Buying a high-quality and proven seating solution with component-based construction is both a financial and environmental benefit. It’s much more cost effective, thus decreasing the Total Cost of Ownership, and much more sustainable to repair or replace just one component than buying the entire chair again if something is damaged or worn out.
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MUST-HAVE FEATURE #2 – SUPERIOR PRODUCT STRENGTH & DURABILITY
Not all furniture is created equal. It’s the daily use these chairs endure over time and especially in high-use environments that separates the products with superior strength and durability. All Integra chairs have a 2000 lb static capacity and a 1000 lb dynamic capacity. Integra products will be structurally sound and comfortable for at least 20 years. Integra offers a Lifetime Warranty to stand behind this claim.
MUST-HAVE FEATURE #3 – CLEANABILITY
Product cleanability has always been important, but now it’s especially vital in the midst of a global pandemic. Integra not only has clean-out options in many of their designs, but also all-sides clean-out options to ensure the best access around the seats to clean and sanitize for the safety of the users. Integra also offers metal arm options in various series, solid surface options for arm caps, tablets and table tops for the best in cleanability, durability and sanitizing.
Designers and facility personnel should be sure to ask whether the seating products they’re considering have 1) component-based construction, 2) high weight capacities, and 3) cleanability options to make it easier to clean and sanitize. Decision-makers should also make it a priority to seek out commercial lounge seating manufacturers that hold functional design and sustainability as core values in their engineering and manufacturing process.
To find out more about Integra, visit their website at www.integraseating.com. If you have any questions about how Integra’s product solutions can best serve your facility and design needs, feel free to contact them directly at 800-235-0234 x4.
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