Sled-Based Seating Collections

Sled-based seating collections refer to office, lobby, reception area, or waiting room seating elements designed with sled-style frames. These frames typically feature leg components with a frame-like or square-style design, resembling the base of a traditional sled.


Backless Seat: Backless seat refers to a bench-style seating element with a cushioned, upholstered seat and durable frame.

Bariatric Chair: Bariatric chair typically refers to a larger guest chair, designed for Big & Tall or heavier users, with larger seat and backrest, reinforced frame, and a weight capacity that typically offers double the support of the standard guest chair weight capacity.

Guest Chair: Guest chairs are designed for furniture office space, lobby, waiting room, and reception area for comfortable support while guests wait and for decorative furnishing of the location.

Lounge Chair: Lounge chair refers to a cushioned, upholstered seat and backrest unit, usually designed without armrests and with the backrest angled or adjustable for improved relaxed sitting.

Pillow Back Seat: Pillow back seat describes a cushioned and upholstered guest seat with a round, rolled foam pillow-style backrest resembling a tube.

Reception Seating: Reception seating refers to seating and table elements that combine from a coordinating furniture collection to customize waiting room or reception area design.

Sled-Base Arm Chair: Sled-base arm chairs are guest chairs with cushioned seat and backrest, set in a sled-base frame with integrated armrests for increased comfortable support.

Sled-Base Armless Chair: Sled-base armless chairs are guest chairs with a sled-base frame, cushioned seat and backrest, but no side armrests.

Sled-Base Bench Seats: Sled-base bench seats are backless, cushioned seating elements designed for one or more users with a sled-base frame. The bench typically has a sled-base leg support underneath each seat side-edge of the bench unit.

Sled-Base Cocktail Table: Sled-base cocktail table describes a rectangular table with shorter height, compared to standard utility or café and dining tables. The base is made with two sled-style end legs that increase floor contact for greater stability and the table height is designed for comfortable reach from coordinating seating elements.

Sled-Base Coffee Table: Sled-base coffee table describes a standard-sized coffee table furniture piece with two end-leg units in sled-base design with front and back leg supports connected by a bottom rung.

Sled-Base Corner Table: Sled-base corner table describes a diamond-shaped table with 90° back corner for positioning in the corner of a room or at the bend in an L-style seating arrangement. The back 90° corner is supported by a single post with two sled-style legs supporting the front edges.

Sled-Base End Table: Sled-base end table describes an end table with two sled-base legs featuring a front and back leg on each side of the table, connected by a bottom rung that increases contact with the floor for greater stability.

Sled-Base Sofa Seating: Sled-base sofa seating refers to a sofa-style seating unit with sled-base frame. The sofa unit typically has sled-base supports under each seat side-edge of the unit.

Wedge Seat: Wedge seat refers to a triangular-shaped bench-style or chair-style seating element with cushioned and upholstered design. The wedge-shaped seat has a wider end and a narrower end, designed to fit in corners or between angled seats and table units in a furniture arrangement.


Center Arms: Center arms refer to armrests positioned between seats in a beam, bench, or sofa-seating element. Center arms are usually combined with end arms.

Center Connecting Table: Center connecting tables are non-freestanding tabletops that connect with two coordinating chairs to form a 180° linear row assembly in a fixed seating and table unit for furnishing a waiting room, office, reception area, or lobby.

Chrome-Plated Stand-Offs: Chrome-plated stand-offs refer to the shiny chrome-plated steel or other metal support pieces that lift a tabletop above the frame for a floating tabletop assembly.

Corner Connecting Table: Corner connecting tables are non-freestanding tabletops that join together with two guest chairs from the matching collection to form a 90° angle or L-shaped layout for lobby, waiting room, office, or reception area seating.

End Arms: End arms describe the armrests positioned at the left and right ends of a sofa, loveseat, or seating element. End arms may be combined with center arms, but center arms are not added to every unit with end arms.

Lamp Table: Lamp table describes an end table-style furniture piece with height comparable to matching coffee table and seating units in the collection. The lamp table is ideal for shared use between seating units, and can serve as a platform for table lamp or decorative items.

Urethane Armrest Caps: Urethane armrest caps are molded components added to armrests on select guest chairs for a cushioned feel and durability.

Wedge Table: A wedge table is a triangular-shaped table designed to position between seating elements in a row, group, or other configuration. The table is designed with a wider end and a narrow or pointed end and can be oriented to accommodate different furniture arrangements.

Construction Materials

Antimicrobial Antibacterial Vinyl Upholstery: Vinyl is typically easy to clean and many vinyl upholstery options are antimicrobial and antibacterial for reduced growth of germs and bacteria, and reduced dirt build-up.

Black Vinyl Edge: Black vinyl edge is a customized vinyl band in black color that is sized to fit the edges of tabletops in select furniture collections. The vinyl is bonded or applied to the tabletop edges for impact-resistant support and a smooth, finished appearance.

Double Dowel Joining System: Double dowel joining system indicates the use of two wood rod dowels to reinforce connection joints between two wooden panels or components in a chair or table product.

Ganging Device Included: Furniture collections that specify “ganging device included” are shipped with a ganging bracket or other ganging device that can be used to form fixed rows, clusters, or group arrangements by connecting two seating and/or table products from the collection.

Hand-Rubbed Finish: Hand-rubbed finish is wood stain finish applied by hand, using a multi-step process for lasting color and protective finish.

High-Pressure Laminate Finish: High-pressure laminate finish is a durable, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and heat-resistant finish applied by bonding multiple layers to the furniture core panels under heat and pressure.

Interlocking Steel Components: Interlocking steel components refer to the use of all steel bolts, screws, and other connections to ensure a strong assembled structure that lasts.

Molded Fire-Retardant Foam: Molded fire-retardant foam refers to foam cushions, custom-molded to form specific shapes and sizes for a given furniture collection. These cushions offer the added benefit of fire-retarding properties to reduce risk of flame, burning, or heat damage.

Multi-Step Finishing Process: Multi-step finishing process describes the hand-application process used to apply wood stain to solid wood and wood veneer products. The layered finishing process ensures richly colored wood stains that penetrate wood for long-lasting color.

Optional Ganging Bracket: Optional ganging brackets are available for some furniture collections with a customized bracket assembly designed to combine two seating and/or table units in a fixed row or group.

Oval Steel Tube Frame: Oval steel tube frame describes the use of oval-shaped steel tubing to form the frame of select seating and table furniture products. These frames often have sled-base designs and are finished in paint for a lasting appearance.

Scotchgard Treated Fabric: Scotchgard treated fabric is fabric treated with 3M brand Scotchgard to prevent stains and enhance cleaning efforts.

Self-Edge: Self-edge describes the finishing process that utilizes matching laminate, melamine, or wood veneers in a customized band or strip sized to fit the edges of furniture panels or tabletops.

Solid Hardwood Frame: Solid hardwood frame indicates the frame is built from solid wood for a classic-style appearance and reliable strength. Solid wood frames are finished in wood stain, usually with a choice of colors, and protective finish seals the wood stain for lasting appearance.

Solid Oak Base: Solid oak base describes the use of solid oak wood to construct the base of the chair or table. The oak is typically finished for a natural oak wood tone and protected by topcoat, lacquer or other protective finish.

Stain-Resistant Fabric: Stain-resistant fabric is fabric treated or coated to prevent dirt and stain build-up for easier cleaning and longer lasting appearance.

Teflon Treated/Teflon Coated Fabric: Teflon treated or Teflon coated fabric is fabric enhanced by DuPont’s Teflon treatment coating to prevent dirt and stain from setting in for easier cleanup.

Thermofused Melamine Finish: Thermofused melamine finish is a laminate-style finish, applied with heat and pressure, but using fewer layers. The melamine finish is durable like high-pressure laminate, and typically offers similar damage-resistant properties.

100% Polyester Fabric Upholstery: Waiting room furniture upholstered with 100% polyester fabric upholstery typically offers durable, high-quality fabric upholstery with stain-resistant treatment on many styles.


Angled Backrest: Angled backrest indicates the backrest component of the chair is positioned with an angle for more natural sitting and relaxing comfort.

ANSI/BIFMA: The American National Standards Institute and the Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturers Association evaluate products to ensure they meet the design and production standards set by the given organizations.

Broken Carton Charge: Several waiting room furniture collections specify there is a “broken carton charge” to indicate the product ships in a pre-packaged carton or box, usually with two or four items in the box. To order fewer than the minimum packaged quantity results in a charge applied to the order for opening the package to ship fewer than the pre-packaged set.

Ergonomic Design: Ergonomic design indicates the use of thoughtful comfort-enhancing features such as waterfall seat, rounded backrest, contoured shaping and padded armrests. Ergonomic features are meant to support better posture and sitting comfort.

Flexible Backrest: Flexible backrest typically refers to chairs with a backrest set in a separate frame component allowing subtle flexing for leaning back with improved comfort.

Floating Tabletop: Floating tabletop describes the effect created by positioning the tabletop panel on stand-off supports leaving a space between the tabletop and lower frame for a floating appearance.

Green Features: Green features are eco-friendly materials, finishes, and/or finished products that meet given requirements for the “green features” label. The use of environmentally friendly paint and finishing processes, the use of recycled materials, and the production of recyclable furniture products can be considered examples of green features.

Non-Freestanding Table Design: Non-freestanding table design refers to the tabletops in center connecting or corner connecting designs that do not include a support frame or base but instead join with two seating elements from the collection to form a fixed linear or L-shaped assembly with a shared table.

Slab-Base Design: Slab-base design refers to tables with a distinctive base design featuring a laminate or melamine finished panel or slab used to support one or both ends of the table in place of traditional table legs.

Sled-Base Design: Sled-base design refers to an altered four-leg frame with a connecting element running between the front and back leg on each side of the seat. The connecting element often contacts the floor and provides increased balance, support, and stability.