Efficiency and Style: Exploring Industrial Break Room Furniture Options

April 29, 2024
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In the modern workplace, the break room serves as more than just a place for employees to grab a quick bite or sip on their morning coffee. It’s a vital space for relaxation, collaboration, and rejuvenation. 

Because of this, choosing the right break room furniture is crucial to creating an environment that promotes efficiency, comfort, and company culture. Let’s explore various options for break room furniture so you can design a space that increases employee morale and retention rates.

Functional and Stylish Break Room Tables

Tables are the focal point of any break room. They serve as gathering spaces for employees to enjoy meals, collaborate on projects, or engage in informal discussions. When selecting break room tables, it’s essential to consider both functionality and style.

Durable Materials: Industrial break room tables are often subjected to heavy use, so durability is one of the most important considerations. Be sure to choose tables constructed from high-quality materials, like Plymold’s Dur-A-Edge® tabletops. These sturdy tables have a molded polyurethane edge making them extremely durable and resistant to stains, scratches, and spills. They are a great choice for ensuring longevity and easy maintenance!

Size and Shape: Consider the best tabletop size and shape for your office break room. Rectangular or square tables are ideal for maximizing seating capacity, while round tables promote inclusivity and encourage conversation. 

Easy Maintenance: Break rooms are high-traffic areas, so it’s important to design your space with cleaning and maintenance in mind. If you’re furnishing a larger break room, consider using cluster seating to make maintenance quick and easy. For smaller breakrooms, our Dur-A-Edge tables or space-saving contour booths are popular, easy-to-clean solutions. 

Aesthetic Appeal: While functionality is paramount, aesthetics should not be overlooked. Choose break room tables that complement your office decor and convey the desired aesthetic. With a variety of edge profiles and finish options to choose from, you are sure to find a Plymold table top that matches your décor and aesthetic.

Comfortable Break Room Chairs 

Break room chairs play a key role in ensuring employee comfort and posture support during breaks. From traditional dining chairs to lounge-style seating, there are various options to suit different preferences and space constraints.

Durable Upholstery: Like break room tables, chairs should be constructed from durable materials that can withstand frequent use and cleaning. Opt for chairs with commercial-grade upholstery and easy-to-clean finishes, ensuring longevity and hygiene in high-traffic break room environments.

Style and Coherence: While comfort and functionality are paramount, break room chairs should also contribute to the overall aesthetic of the space. Coordinate chair styles and finishes with break room tables for a cohesive look that enhances the visual appeal of the room.

Creating a Welcoming Break Room Environment

In addition to selecting the right tables and chairs, consider other elements that contribute to a welcoming and functional break room environment.

Ample Lighting: Ensure the break room is well-lit with a combination of natural and artificial lighting. Natural light promotes mood regulation and energy levels, while strategically placed task lighting enhances visibility for reading, eating, or working.

Lunch Room Amenities: Incorporate practical amenities into your office break room such as coffee stations, microwave cabinets, recepticals for trash and recycling and lunchbox cubbies for employee convenience. 

Comfortable Options: Provide comfortable seating options outside of traditional dining areas, such as lounge chairs or couches, to allow employees to unwind during breaks. Installing booth seating is another popular choice for creating comfortable spaces for team members to eat, relax, and socialize. 

At Plymold, we know choosing the right furniture is essential for creating a welcoming, efficient, and stylish break room environment. 

By prioritizing functionality, durability, and aesthetic appeal, companies can design break rooms that promote employee satisfaction, productivity, and well-being. 

From durable tabletops to ergonomic chairs, Plymold has endless options to suit every space and budget. Contact us today to get started!