You’ve got a space to fill, and you’re ready to buy cubicles. That’s great! But it’s also a big decision—your space will be filled with cubicles for years to come, and you have plenty of options for what kind of system you can install. No matter which one you choose, the key is finding a company that offers quality products at an affordable price point. Here are five things to keep in mind when shopping around:
Warranty and Service
A warranty is a good indicator of how much a manufacturer cares about their product, so it’s important to make sure the warranty is up-to-date and covers everything that you need. The best warranties will cover both the structure of your cubicles as well as their workmanship.
Additionally, look for a warranty that covers accessories such as lockable storage units or other products that come with your cubicles. The last thing you want to do is invest in something with a short lifespan because it isn’t covered under any type of protection plan.
Flexibility is the ability to reconfigure your office layout. It’s important because flexibility allows you to adapt to changes in your business.
For example, if you have an employee who takes a position at another company, there may be no need for his/her cubicle anymore, but other employees will still need workstations. With a flexible cubicle system, you can easily remove one workstation from the office layout and replace it with another one that can accommodate multiple employees. This way, no one needs to work outside their normal space or without privacy (not everyone wants others looking over their shoulder!).
The same goes for when new employees are hired: if their desks aren’t compatible with existing ones in terms of size and/or shape then this could pose problems for both parties involved since it makes communication difficult between coworkers who sit next each other (especially if they’re separated by partitions). To avoid this issue altogether make sure that any new additions fit seamlessly into existing arrangements without disrupting workflow flow here too!
Acoustics is an important factor in any cubicle purchase. Some cubicle sets are designed with a better noise-absorbing ability than others, so take this into consideration when choosing your new cubicle system. If you have noisy employees or if the layout of your office calls for private phone conversations, you may want to consider investing in soundproofing materials like sound panels or carpeting; however, if that’s not possible and you want a quiet workspace anyway, then it’s best to look for cubicles that will absorb as much noise as possible on their own.
- Return on Investment (ROI) or Value Investing
Acoustics: a list of things you should look for when buying cubicles from a vendor
- Sound Absorption
Sound absorption is the ability of a material to convert mechanical energy into heat. This may be because it has small particles that are loosely packed, so sound waves can be absorbed by direct contact with those particles. Such materials include foam rubber, wool, and porous stones like slate or granite; all of which have poor sound insulation properties (they will not stop noise from escaping through them). On the other hand, some materials such as glass and plastic have very little internal air space between their molecules so they can absorb very little sound (they are good at stopping it from entering or escaping).
- Sound Reduction
Sound reduction is the reduction in sound pressure level (SPL). It involves adding mass inside an acoustically-transparent enclosure which causes vibrations within that enclosure due to incoming sounds waves being reflected back at themselves rather than passing through the material allowing them room space within which they can move around freely thus reducing overall sound levels within enclosed areas such as offices cubicles etcetera – this means less distraction during working hours!
When looking to purchase cubicles, make sure you check out the green attributes of the system. You may be surprised at how much you can save on your monthly energy bills with these features.
Here are some things to look for:
- Look for cubicles with recycled content—the higher the percentage of recycled content, the better! Recycled materials are always a great option because they create less waste and reduce our carbon footprint.
- Look for cubicles with no VOCs (volatile organic compounds)—this means there’s no off-gassing or fumes from products that were used during manufacturing and assembly. These chemicals have been linked to respiratory issues, headaches and nausea so it’s important that they’re not emitted into your office environment when using your new furniture piece!
- Look for cubicles with low VOCs—this is similar to above but does not indicate zero emissions; it means lower levels than other models available on the market today which could save money on those monthly energy bills mentioned earlier (and help you breathe easier)! A good way to determine this is by reading reviews written by previous customers who’ve tried out different models themselves before making their decision; if someone mentions having trouble breathing while sitting in an office chair then chances are high that something wasn’t done correctly during production/assembly which would explain why such thing happens often enough not just once or twice but over time…
Whether you are planning to buy new cubicles to furnish your new office or updating your existing space, making the right decisions on the key issues is essential.
When you are looking to buy your cubicles, you need to consider the following four areas:
- Warranty and service
- Flexibility and capability
- Acoustics (soundproofing)
- Green attributes
We hope that this blog post has given you a better understanding of what to look for when buying cubicles. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!