When trying to decide how to provide seating for a crowd, folding chairs often make a great choice. The chairs are easily transported and stored. They can offer a comfortable seat for each person attending an event.
By folding, these chairs require less storage than other chairs. They are also easier to carry from place to place. A storage rack designed to accommodate about twenty-five chairs is six feet in length. Often the rack is on wheels to make setup and breaking down or a room easier.
Painted metal chairs are among the least expensive of these chairs. They make an excellent choice for many institutions. A quick wipe down cleans the chairs for the next event. The chairs offer long life and require little maintenance. The smaller sized chairs allow maximum seating for the event and are often a good choice for meals or banquets.
Chairs with metal frames and plastic backs and seats cost about the same as metal chairs. They are not as durable but are lighter in weight and slightly more comfortable. Available in white, these are the perfect chairs for use at an outdoor wedding.
Padded metal chairs are somewhat more comfortable than the plain chairs, but offer many of the same advantages. If these chairs are covered in fabric, however, they are more prone to stains from food and other materials.
If you only occasionally need chairs, the best option may be to rent the chairs when they are needed for those special occasions. Check with party supply stores about rental rates for both chairs and tables that you may need. Many of the party stores offer delivery and pickup at a slightly higher price. Since the chairs will be returned to the store after your event, you do not have to worry about storage.
Schools, churches and other organizations often find that purchasing the chairs that are needed for these special occasions is a more economical choice than renting when needed. If you purchase the items, remember that the purchase of the correct storage and moving cart makes it much easier to set up and store the chairs with less damage.
Stacking chairs are another popular seating option. However, stacking chairs take more room and are more difficult to transport. If the chairs are always used in the same room and storage is not a problem, they may be a better option.
Either type of these portable chairs works well to furnish a multipurpose room. That room is equally at home as an auditorium or a classroom. It can serve as an area for a dance or a lecture hall. Storing the chairs makes the room available for standing room only events.
Folding chairs can be used for many purposes. They may be used in a home as seating around a card table or to provide seating for hundreds of persons at a large event. They are easy to transport and to store.