June 22, 2016
Classroom furniture and the interior school environment are becoming major components of the overall learning experience. Since it’s proven that your surroundings affect your productivity, having the right place to learn is a big factor in your students’ success in the classroom. Think it’s time to give your classroom a makeover? Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing the right furniture:
Mobility and function: It’s important to look for furniture that is lightweight enough to be easily reconfigured in the classroom. A collaborative learning atmosphere typically requires some rearranging of the furniture to accommodate your students in working together.
Durability: Furniture with a long shelf life and good support are two very important factors to be considered when selecting new fixtures for the classroom. Key elements to look for in long lasting pieces are ones that are made with welded tubular steel frames and have writing surfaces that resist marring. Choosing high quality, durable pieces like this will reduce the need for repair and replacement down the road.
Correct sizing: It’s important to select furnishings that are scaled for a child. To reduce the risk of an injury or accident, tables and seat heights should be appropriate for the age groups of your students. Some manufacturers even offer seating with adjustability, so that they can be altered to fit the needs of every classroom.
Health conscious: Classroom furniture should be both functional and safe. Their construction should always meet the health standards for low levels of VOCs and whenever possible, opt for pieces with green certifications, making them formaldehyde free. A healthy class is a happy class!
At Nickerson Corporation, we feel that high quality functional classroom furniture is the key to student success. We want to make sure that we are not just selling classroom furniture throughout New York and New Jersey but also “furnishing a child’s education.” Our chairs, desks and collaborative learning furniture foster an environment that helps to increase focus and engagement in the classroom. For more information on how we can transform your classroom and increase productivity, give us a call at 631-666-0200