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What Should I Know About Banquet Chair Options & Accessories?

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MityLite offers a series of options and accessories for our line of banquet chairs. This means customers have more decisions to make than just the type of chair frame and fabric they want to order. Understanding your options can help you order chairs you’ll be happy with for many years to come.

Seat Type

Chair Seat Top

MityLite offers chairs with plastic seats and wooden seats. Plastic seats tend to be more comfortable and they breathe better. The most comfortable chairs offered by MityLite have mesh seats covered with dual-density foam. These chairs are similar in price and durability to chairs with plastic seats.

Learn more about foam seats.

Chairs with plastic seats are also lighter weight. Both wooden seats and plastic seats are durable, and the chairs have the same stacking capacity. However, chairs with wooden seats tend to be cheaper.

Plastic seats are also easier to repair and replace fabric, and there are no screws in the seat that can fall out and cause issues.

The most comfortable chairs offered by MityLite have plastic FormFlex seats with dual-density foam. The patented FormFlex seat comes standard on the majority of banquet chairs. The FormFlex offers some give to a seat, which can keep a person from hitting the hard bottom of the chair, or “bottoming out,” when sitting in a chair for an extended period of time.

Back Style

Chair Back Styles

MityLite offers banquet chairs with either wooden backs or plastic backs. Like with seats, plastic backs are more comfortable they breathe better.

Chairs with plastic backs are lighter weight. Both wooden backs and plastic backs are durable, and the chairs have the same stacking capacity. However, chairs with wooden backs tend to be cheaper.

Plastic backs are also easier to repair and replace fabric, and there are no screws that can fall out and cause issues.

MityLite also offers chairs with a flex-back option for added comfort. The flex-back offers some give to the chair when a person leans back, which can make it more pleasant to sit for an extended period of time. Flex-back chairs are also easier to maintain.

You may also want to consider ordering chairs with a handhold on the back for easier set up and to reduce the chances of the fabric becoming soiled.

Note:

Chairs with steel frames, wooden seats, and wooden backs will be the heaviest to lift and the least expensive to purchase. Chairs with aluminum frames, plastic seats, and plastic backs will be the lightest to lift and the most expensive to purchase.

Ganging

Chair Ganging

Ganging is an option on a majority of MityLite banquet chairs for a small upcharge per chair. Some local fire codes require that all portable seating has ganging, so make sure to check before placing an order.

Ganging options include retractable ganging, radius ganging, or standard wire ganging.

Mitered Leg

Chair Mitered Leg

MityLite offers a mitered leg option on some banquet chair lines for a small upcharge. This gives the chair leg a more defined angle and it can improve the aesthetics of the chair.

Stack Bar

Stack Bar

If you’re planning to stack and store your banquet chairs, it’s recommended that you get chairs with a stack bar. This will reduce damage to chair cushions which will improve the life of the chair and ensure they remain comfortable. This can improve the stack height and uniformity making it possible to stack some chairs 10 high rather than eight high.

Glides & Casters

Chair Glides

Chair glides make it easier to slide and move chairs. MityLite offers both a nickel-plated swivel glide and a polypropylene glide, which can help prevent streaking or scratching on most floors.

Casters should be added to chairs that will be used in board rooms and such where customers will be moving the chairs themseleves.