Q. How will the seating be used?
This question helps you determine not only the options required, but also whether or not the chairs will be left in one place or frequently stacked and moved. The higher the frequency of resets and relocations, the greater the need for stackable chairs and for such features as stack bars and rear leg braces. These features ease stacking and strengthen the chair.
Q. What type of upholstered seat do I need - flat or box?
If your customers will be sitting for long periods of time, they will require chairs that provide greater comfort. When this is the case, upgrade from a flat seat to a box seat. If ease of cleaning is important, choose a “waterfall style” seat. It's similar to a box seat, but there is no seam across the front; it waterfalls down the front sides. This makes it easier to brush away crumbs and wipe down the seat.
Q. What group of vinyl or fabric should I select?
Upholstery materials are categorized as follows:
Group 1 Vinyl - Economy vinyl
Group 4 Vinyl or Fabric - Starting grade; light to medium use
Group 5 Vinyl or Fabric - Good grade for health care, restaurants, banquet halls and commercial use.
Group 6 Vinyl or Fabric - Better grade for offices, health care, hospitality and commercial use
Group 7 Vinyl or Fabric - Best grade for all general-purpose applications
Group 8 Fabric - Premium grade for use in all applications; available with anti-microbial and Teflon formulas.
Q. Can I use my own upholstery?
Yes MLP can use C.O.M. (customer's own material), please refer to the price list or call your sales service representative for details.
Q. What type of glides do I need?
For carpet, upgrade to Steel Carpet Glides, so chairs and stools move effortlessly. For tile or wood floors, select Nylon Swivel Glides, which won't mar or leave rust stains on frequently mopped floor.
Q. What about fire codes?
When fire code is an issue, specify Fire-Retardant foam.
Chairs constructed with FR foam meet CAL 117 flammability requirements.