A Buyer’s Guide to Seating for Worship Spaces
Church Builders has researched and worked with seating providers and experts throughout the past 29 years to bring all types of seating options to our Church Building clients. We wanted to offer some of our findings on the best fixed and non-fixed seating products on the market today. We know how challenging it can be to make the decision, so this post serves to help make the selection a little easier.
Fixed seating has always been available in the form of an old pew, yet in providing the most comfort and accessibility, churches are choosing individual fixed chairs or theater seats. If you’re concerned about traffic flow, look no further than the self-lifting, theater-style seating option. Its efficient design allows for more seats per row without violating building codes, and without violating personal spaces of congregants. This type of fixed-seating option maximizes capacity, optimizes traffic flow, and provides the quality and performance expectations church goers are looking for today. You may choose an option without arm-dividers to provide more individual space at the hips and elbows, greater personal privacy, and ultimately increase seat capacity. Or you may opt for the traditional style
As churches continue to grow in population and ministry reach, flexibility and space efficiency becomes a primary goal of construction. Non-fixed seating serves the purpose of allowing a multipurpose facility to afford more comfort at less cost, while maintaining floor space for events and gatherings. From the first uses of non-fixed seating, removable and stackable chairs have given churches more flexibility with their spaces.
Hopefully this short post has helped make this important choice a little simpler.