When the space is high or when the user has a room that needs to perform more than one function, great flexibility can be achieved by using stacker furniture. In todays lively environment, many clubs, schools, hotels and restaurants choose to buy stacks of standard chairs because of the convenience that this type of seating can achieve. The biggest advantage of using these stacking chairs and stacking tables in a school setting is that in the end of the week the furniture can be stacked in a small space which makes it much easier for the cleaners to do their work. In a club or hotel, the benefits are equal, and there is an extra flexibility to clear a wide area for other uses, such as indoor sports or for dancing.
There are many types of stacking chairs, usually with steel or aluminum frames, from those with simple curved plywood seats and back to fully restrained armchairs that can provide comfortable seating for the user for many hours. Wooden chairs are also available, but the buyer must be careful that the chair on top does not iron the chair and foam on the chair below, as it may break the seat over time and look very sloppy.
This problem does not tend to occur with metaframed chairs, as it is much easier for the manufacturer to build in a way to prevent contact between the seat of the seat below with the chairs post above.
This is achieved most efficiently by means of square pipes over the legs of the chairs. These stacking rails also help the stackers to rise vertically without tilting forward or backward so that the chairs can safely stack higher often 12 or more without problems. To stop stacking bars from sticking on the painted coating on the chair below, small rubber circular buffers are attached. When considering buying metal pile chairs, it is important to make sure that these are mounted or that the paint will soon be scratched and the frames will soon be tattooed.
The advantages of stool chairs are the price usually cheaper than aluminum and wood poles and the strength, although the buyer should check the dimensions of the steel pipe section and what measures the wall thickness is. 19 or 20 mm square is usually the size used with 18 gauge as the correct wall thickness to provide sufficient strength for many years of use. The steel frame can be finished in a large number of colors with black, gold or silver as most popular. The manufacturer can offer a wide range of fabric colors and patterns. Again, it is wise to ask for a specification of the fabric used to see that it complies with British Fire Protection Standard and that the fabric has been tested for abrasion resistance. This is the "Martindale test" for wear resistance in use, where an independent test plant uses a machine to continuously rub the fabric until it is destroyed, count the amount of rubs needed, so that a number can be given. A minimum "spark test" result should be 15,000, with some fabrics made for severe use of contracts that give over 50,000 rubs before worn.
Aluminum framed chairs usually have larger cutters, between 25 and 30 mm, and have the advantage over light steel without jeopardizing their strength. Because the aluminum pipe is extruded in the manufacture, the tube can also have an attractive longitudinal structure that makes the chairs look a little more selected than the steel. At the disadvantage, the aluminum stacking chairs cost more, so the buyer must weigh the benefits before making a decision on the purchase of stacked furniture.
Most stackers have steel frames that can be purchased with the same frame color as chairs or contrast paint. They are manufactured in a boundless range of sizes and usually have tops that are either melamine faced or with a higperformance higpressure laminate plastic layer so they can be easily cleaned and can handle extra pressures to have several other tables stacked on table tops. Real wood slabs are not really suitable for stacking tables, as the pressure on the stacked tables will certainly mark the peaks below.
For outdoor use, all aluminum stack furniture is favorite. Usually these polished aluminum frames are lacquered to stop aluminum from discoloration after getting wet. These stacking chairs are complemented with aluminuframed stacking tables with polished stainless steel slabs on chipboard or medial in wood platforms.
For the best weather protection, these tables can be purchased with edges wound around the fiberboard or particleboard. Cheaper versions are available with a plastilined edge, but these allow the entrance of water which inevitably causes the fiberboard to swell, causing the top to become deformed.