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Folding Chairs Buyer’s Guide and FAQs

What Is a Folding Chair?

A folding chair is ideal whenever you need temporary seating. It folds easily, so you can store numerous chairs in closets and tucked away in a corner. You can then quickly unfold them and set them out if you need seating for an event or gathering. Folding chairs are available in a variety of materials and colors.

Folding Chairs from Worthington Direct

What Are Common Types of Materials for Folding Chairs?

You can get folding chairs in a wide variety of materials. Some of the most common are metal, metal with plastic, wood, metal with padding, and wood with padding. The metal chairs are available in multiple colors, especially the metal chairs with padding, because the padding comes in different colors, including red and black.

What Are Common Folding Chair Weight Capacities?

Each folding chair has a different weight capacity, largely depending on its the material. Consumer folding chairs generally cannot hold as much weight as some of the more advanced models. Commercial models are stronger than consumer chairs and built to withstand more abuse. Reinforced folding chairs are the most durable models and hold more weight. However, folding chairs are not ideal for larger people, because they are not as sturdy as other chairs.


What Are Common Indoor Uses for Folding Chairs?

You can use folding chairs in any environment – indoor or outdoor. For indoor settings, they are ideal for any event that is not the permanent use for the building. Some of the most common indoor uses for folding chairs are weddings, funerals and wakes, dinner parties, conventions, and a wide variety of other events.

Folding Chairs used during an indoor event

What Are Common Outdoor Uses for Folding Chairs?

Folding chairs are great for outdoor events. You can store them indoors when the outdoor area is not in use, protecting the chairs from rain, wind, and other weather conditions that could harm them. Some of the most common outdoor uses for folding chairs include graduation ceremonies, at outdoor concerts, and for shows.

Outdoor Folding Chairs for outdoor graduation event

What Are Common Industries That Use Folding Chairs?

Any company in any industry can use folding chairs. Their temporary seating and easy storage make them a necessity for many organizations. There are, however, some industries that use folding chairs more frequently than others. Some industries that most commonly utilize folding chairs are education and business networking. Any industries that need to frequently cater to large groups of people need folding chairs.

What Are the Common Folding Chair Material Variants?

Folding chairs come in a variety of materials including metal, wood, plastic, mesh, and a combination. One of the factors that differentiates the chairs is the upholstery. The most common type of folding chair is metal. More high-quality folding chairs have upholstery and padding that comes in a variety of colors.

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