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The Ultimate Church Seating Buyer’s Checklist

Seating is one of the most important and visible elements of a church’s design. Making the right seating choice for your church can be a time-consuming and overwhelming task. Sitting for prolonged periods of time on hard wooden pews is uncomfortable and distracting. Additionally, pews can be expensive, labor-intensive to install, and cumbersome in your church space. As churches see growing membership numbers, many are turning to seating and other furnishing options that maximize space and comfort while staying within budget.

Padded, stackable chairs are the best option for church seating. They are not only more comfortable than pews, they allow for multipurpose use within the church because they are easily moved and stored. What’s more, they come in a variety of styles and colors to fit any church décor.

When choosing seating for your church, consider the following features.


Comfortable seating is imperative for worshippers who are often sitting for long periods of time during services. And this comfort begins with the frame design. The unique combination of padding and support we offer creates the optimal seat. Many of our chairs have a 16-gauge steel frame that is durable and supportive. The frame structure is covered in foam padding 4 inches thick at the seat and 1.5-inch padding at the backrest. Additional padding mid-seat back offers lumbar support where you need it most.

To suit the range of body types in your congregation, the ideal seat width is between 18 and 21 inches. Shorter seatback heights or thinner seat foam thicknesses cause uncomfortable pressure on the sitter’s back and can lead to body fatigue and discomfort. Our seat backs are designed so everyone in your congregation can sit with ease and feel their backs are supported properly.

Color and Fabric Customization

Depending on your chair type and width, there are a variety of colors, patterns, and fabrics to choose from. You can easily choose colors to complement your current décor and create a visually pleasing environment. We offer chairs in multiple combinations of seat cushions and frames which allow you the ability to change up your color scheme depending on your event – brighten the décor to make it more festive or tone it down for a somber service. Aren’t sure which color and fabric will be right for your space? Order swatches from our website so that you can know for sure that you are making the right design choice.

No matter what the color or pattern, our fabrics are durable. All of our fabrics are 200,000 double-rub tested and will withstand the wear and tear of frequent use. In addition, both the fabric and the foam in our chairs meet the flame retardant specification, CA117, and have a 2-year or 5-year foam and fabric warranty and a lifetime guarantee on frame failure due to broken welds, all to ensure your peace of mind.

Multi-use, Flexibility, and Storage

Many churches are utilizing existing spaces, such as fellowship halls, to accommodate growing congregations. Being able to set up and break down the service space quickly to allow its use for other purposes is important. Stackable chairs can be moved fast and stored conveniently to allow these spaces to be multi-use.

Because they are easy to move, you can also configure our chairs into different seating arrangements to suit your church’s needs. More and more congregations are choosing the fan-style seating – an 180-degree semi-circular layout around a central platform. This plan allows congregants to see one another and encourages more interaction within the group and with the speaker. Advantage Church Chairs allow you the freedom to experiment with the configuration that works best for your community.


The softest cushion is not always the best choice. Because it can sink at the base and wear quickly it can be inadequate for support and cause the sitter to be uncomfortable. Firmer padding will provide better support over hours of use. Thick foam supports the body, extending comfort as well as reducing fidgeting which can be noisy and distracting to other worshippers. The added lumbar support in Advantage Chairs bolsters the sitter’s back where it can otherwise fatigue and get sore. The more comfortable your congregation is during your services the more likely they are to keep coming back and to participate in other activities at your church.

Other Features:

One advantage of our Discount Church Chairs is that they ship to you fully assembled! This saves you the time and hassle of having to put together all of the chairs for your space. They even come with the welded ganging device already installed. This allows you to link your seats together and increase safety and security. All of our church chairs are assembled using t-nut construction, a superior construction compared to wood screws. T-nut construction consists of an embedded nut in the plywood base of each back and seat and a metal bolt that is inserted through the frame and into the nut. This creates a metal on metal connection that will not wear out over time.

Many of your congregants may be very young or elderly, so safety in seating is crucial. Many of our chairs have been load tested up to 800 lbs, meaning they can safely support a range of body types, without the worry that they’ll tip over, warp, or break. We are so confident in our chairs’ construction that we offer a lifetime guarantee on frame failure due to broken welds.

What’s more, Advantage chairs feature Rocker Glides on each of the chair’s feet. These small rubber inserts will protect your floors from scrapes and scratches and reduce the risk of accidents caused by falls.


Almost as important as comfort is the price of your chairs. We offer a wide selection of seating at affordable prices that will work within your budget.

At Advantage Church Chairs, we provide you with a variety of layout options no matter what seating arrangement you settle on. Our chairs come in a spectrum of colors and fabrics to enhance your interior design while offering maximum comfort for every member of your congregation. With the best prices on bulk church chairs in the industry, we are confident you will find exactly what you’re looking for at Advantage Church Chairs. If you’d like help settling on a layout or deciding what chairs might best serve your needs, give our friendly specialists a call today. We would love to assist you!

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