What Are the Do's and Don'ts of Buying Office Furniture?

A variety of factors goes into the decision-making process when it's time to buy office furniture. You'll want to take into account everything from ergonomics and style to durability and cost—and you'll also need to know what to avoid.

  • Do look at a lot of furniture. It might be tempting to buy the first set of chairs and desks you see. They might be perfect. However, we suggest you take the time to check out a wide range of furniture. You might find a style that's even more perfect than your first choice. There are numerous styles of office furniture available to reflect the mood and atmosphere of your office.
  • Don't neglect the value of quality. A well-made chair, table or desk should last a decade or longer. Cheaply made furniture will probably require earlier replacement and most likely be less comfortable or prone to breaking. Don't skimp on quality whether you're buying furniture for the first time or refurnishing your office.
  • Don't forget your employees' health. The chairs and desks (both traditional and sit to stand) you buy for your workspace can have major benefits for your employees' health. Buying ergonomic furniture can help lower the risk of back pain and general discomfort for employees, and it can reduce the chances of a work-related injury. Healthy employees are also more likely to be productive and happy, which means an improved atmosphere in your office.
  • Do contemplate buying used furniture. Used furniture doesn't mean it's lower-quality than new furniture. If you buy from a reputable seller like OFE, used furniture can be as durable and beautiful as anything you buy brand-new. Buying used furniture is environmentally friendly, and it can help you buy good quality furniture on a limited budget.

Office Furniture Expo has a large selection of new, used and special order furniture at our Atlanta Showroom, and our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff will be happy to help you pick out the perfect new items or additions for your office. If you'd like to learn more, call (770) 455-0440.

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