When it comes to temporary events like parties, weddings, and small gatherings, you’re going to want some chairs that can easily be set up, moved, and packed away. The best two choices for this sort of situation are either stacking or folding chairs. But which is the best between the two?
They both have their strengths and weaknesses. So, it’s best to review them and get an idea of what may be best for you and your intended purpose.
Storing Your Chairs
One of the things that you’re probably going to want is how well they can be set up and stored. This is what both chairs excel at. The stacking chair, as the name implies, are chairs that can be stacked on top of each other. This is so that they can take up less floor space and be put away easily. Although they may be able to stack on top of each other, there is a limit to how many can be stacked at a time without causing damage to the others below the top. The average maximum is 6 chairs high; this is to minimise the damage caused and reduce the risk of the stack toppling over and causing more damage to themselves as well as its surroundings.
Folding chairs on the other hand can fold themselves up. This is for the purpose of reducing the amount they take up. The storage of the chairs is the strongest feature of the folding chairs. When they are folded, they can stack up to about 30 to 60 chairs depending on the chair type. So, this means that the folding chair obviously has the advantage. However, storage isn’t the only thing to measure these two.
Using Your Chairs
Folding chairs have a small issue when it comes to stability. This is all due to them having moving parts and usually needing thin pieces of material. The thin material is to cut down on the weight of the chair. It also makes sure that the pieces do not collide with each other. However, when it comes to setting up, they do come with an extra step. This is so it's easy to open and fold but that isn’t the purpose of a chair. When it comes to the use it may be dangerous to use if the user isn’t careful as it could break. Folding chairs also don’t have that much stability so they can rock relatively easily if something goes wrong.
This is the stacking chair’s strong point as they do not have any moving parts and are generally sturdy. They are well built-in in most cases and can hold a fairly heavy load. This also means they are harder to break through their usual use. In most cases, they’re also more comfortable than their folding counterparts. Stacking chairs tend to be stronger and have more stability meaning they normally don’t rock.
The Look of Your Chairs
When it comes to the appearance of your chairs, I do believe that stacking chairs take the medal, they don’t have any moving parts and aren’t made of thin material. They generally look better. Stacking chairs come in a wide variety of types so you can find one that you like.
Although stacking chairs may not be the best looking, they still get the job done meaning they are still a good type of chair to use. They also come in a variety of types so you may like one that you like the look of to be used for your purpose.