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How Long Does Office Furniture Last?

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. If you are like many companies, your employees will wear and tear chairs, desks, and tables eight hours a day, five days a week. Office furniture can be a large expense for a company, especially if you are buying new furniture. This is why many companies are unsure when the right time is to purchase furniture and often try to avoid it. Luckily, with PVI, purchasing new office furniture is easy and doesn’t have to break your company’s budget.

Continue reading for more information on when you should purchase new furniture for your office.

How Long Should Office Chairs Last?

The average chair that is used 40 hours per week should last an average of seven to ten years. However, it depends on what kind of office chair you own to be able to tell how long your chair will actually last. If you own a chair that is either leather or fabric, once the material is starting to fray or come apart on the bottom or arm rest area, it may be time to purchase a new chair.


You can also tell when it is time to get a new office chair when it becomes uncomfortable to sit in. Once your chair has been used for several years, it can become less firm and cause discomfort. If you are looking for new office chairs for your office in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, contact PVI for affordable furniture.

How Long Should an Office Desk Last?

Desks usually last longer than chairs; however, they too do not last forever. Office desks should be replaced when:

  • You are changing the look of your office
  • You notice legs and edges are becoming loose or falling apart
  • The finish is wearing away, especially on wooden desks

How Long Should a Conference Table Last?

Unlike chairs and desks, conference tables are not used constantly and usually last longer. However, there are times when you do need to replace your tables. Conference tables should be replaced when:

  • You are updating technology and need additional wiring and plugs on the desk
  • You are upgrading the conference room to hold more people
  • You are modernizing the look of the conference room—don’t forget new chairs!

Where to Purchase Office Furniture

If your government office or business in located in Maryland, Washington, DC, or Virginia, purchase furniture from the experts at PVI. We offer a wide range of new and used furniture, as well as have the largest furniture showroom in Maryland with the best prices on new and used furniture! We offer a variety of services, such as:

Contact PVI today to learn more about our services or our quality furniture. Call us at 301.694.7162 or contact us online.

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