Looking for the best brands, but not interested in brand new? OFS Interiors Answers Frequently Asked Questions about Pre-owned Commercial Furniture.
Since 1968, OFS Interiors has created trusted relationships with our clients to design dynamic commercial spaces together. Today, we are using our unmatched knowledge, product experience and renowned design services to help businesses save time and money by utilizing pre-owned commercial furniture as part of their overall design plan. Here are some common questions we’ve received about used or pre-owned commercial office furniture:
Where does used commercial furniture come from?
Many times, our pre-owned commercial furniture inventory was used as office store floor models and have never been utilized in an office setting. Other times the inventory might come from a manufacturer who has discontinued or overstocked product lines. In other cases, it can come from a company who has gone out of business or simply outgrown their previous office furniture.
How much money can I save?
Using pre-owned furniture is very cost effective, typically a quarter of the cost of buying new. Startup companies can often save as much as 80% over the cost of brand-new furniture.
Can I use a combination of new and used furniture in my design plan?
Yes, many of our clients utilize a combination of new and used furniture to create a customized space that is budget friendly. For example, using used cubicles with new fabric, and new filing cabinets with used surfaces.
What kind of used office furniture brands are available?
At OFS Interiors, we utilize our 50+ years of industry partnerships to deliver high-quality premium brands like Artopex, HON, Carolina, Arcadia, Encore and AMQ.
What kind of used office furniture products are available?
The same products that are available new are also available pre-owned including desks, executive seating, guest and utility seating, files and storage, cubicles, tables, along with other miscellaneous products.
Isn’t buying used commercial office furniture risky? You don’t know the history of the furniture, or how much wear and tear it might have endured beforehand?
Remember, many times the pre-owned commercial inventory we sell hasn’t been used in an office setting. It could have been a floor model, or a discontinued or overstocked item. All our pre-owned furniture goes through OFS’s rigorous 20-point inspection process to clean, disinfect and survey all working parts. Any parts that aren’t fully functional are replaced. Furniture that doesn’t pass our inspection will not be offered for sale.
Is delivery available?
Yes, all the same services that OFS Interiors offers to our new office furniture clients is also available for our clients utilizing used commercial furniture – including delivery. In fact, many times used office furniture can be delivered much faster than new office furniture, typically in less than a week.
How does utilizing used or pre-owned commercial furniture help the environment?
According to the EPA, furniture waste generated by Americans in 2017 totaled 12.2 million tons, and over 80% of that went to a landfill. Even more startling, is that office furniture is the primary source of furniture waste because many times organizations don’t have the resources to sell or donate the furniture on their own. Diverting reusable office furniture from landfill protects the environment by reducing the demand for timber, metals, plastics, and fabrics, reducing carbon emissions produced during the manufacturing process and disposal, and by diverting heavy durable goods from landfill. Buying used office furniture is good for you – and good for our environment.
About OFS Interiors
OFS Interiors is a one-stop-shop that offers interior design services, new and used commercial office furniture, project management, furniture installation, and flooring solutions. OFS Interiors wants to make your space functionally beautiful without breaking the bank, that includes offering financing options tailored to your specific needs. For more information phone (801) 974-1970 or visit https://ofsinteriors.com.