Today we are going to talk about what is better Auditorium seat with a wooden seatback? Auditorium seat with a plastic seatback? Or simply an auditorium seat with full upholstery seatback?
The people who prefer the back of the seat with some cover will say that it is better not to get dirty and not hurt, especially in cinemas and in the halls where young students or teenagers use to leaning in rows to kick or put the shoes against the back of the seat which causes not to see dirty and may even damage the upholstery himself.
And certainly more so in stadiums or gymnasiums and sport courts, Some of the audience have a tendency to kick or climb on the back of the seat, and in such a situation your seats must to have a particularly hard plastic back otherwise they won’t keep long.
Well what would be cheaper price with padded upholstery back or polyproplane (plastic) back ?
The truth is that there should not be a big difference in price between a plastic back and an upholstered back,
But the big difference in price comes when you want the back of the seat to be made of wood cover, and certainly a 18mm or 20mm polywood shield.
Those who prefer the back to be wooden usually want it for the prestigious design which it gives to the appearance of the auditorium hall, and of course also because they are concerned about the back of the seat that may be damaged when the audience rubs or kicks it with their shoes. Keep in mind that all of our chair and auditorium models are always upholstered with fabric or artificial leather which is easy to clean and very durable for water and detergents. So it’s more important that you make your decision by the design which you prefer and not because that you are worried from the durability of the fabric / leather .
Another solution that can be applied which is preferred in most cases is wooden or plastic shield at the bottom of the seatback. In such a situation, you also take care of the back of the seat and keep it from kicking legs of those sitting in rows and you still get the appearance of a padded back.
Ultimately, the decision must be made both for design reasons and for maintaining cleanliness and visibility of the seat, and ultimately the decision is also subject to the amount of the project budget.
In conclusion, a solution for those who are afraid for the life of the seats but do not have the money for a full wooden back, is to use a plastic back cover or half plastic cover at the bottom of the seatback which will prevent friction in the area of the shoes of the audience.