Used Cubicles - Buyers Guide
As far as used office furniture, used cubicles are in a category all their own. They are the most purchased and most expensive item in many offices. It’s essential that you understand what you’re buying and how to buy it.
The first thing you need to iron out is the size cubicle you need. With the onset of Covid-19 and CDC cubicle requirements the sizes you need have changed drastically. Before most companies were looking for the smallest cubicles they could find, with the lowest height available. This was to save money on both the furniture and the office space required to house a large number employees. Now, post Covid-19, you will need to find cubicles at least 6′ wide and at least 48″ tall to comply with current CDC guidelines. Please keep in mind, the CDC guidelines carry by state and they change on a regular basis. Check with your local health organization for more information.
Know what you can afford. New cubicles can range from $1,200 to $7,000 each. You read that correctly. Name brand cubicles, when purchased new, can cost a fortune. Used cubicles however, cost a great deal less, typically in the $550 – $900 range. You also need to consider, installation and shipping. Installation runs about $200 per cubicle, shipping is around $100 per cubicle. You can easily create a ballpark budget with these numbers. The average cost for a 6X6, used, name brand cubicle is around $1,000 delivered and installed. Keep these numbers in mind when creating a budget for your office renovation.
Brand or Style
Cubicle manufacturers vary greatly in terms of style, construction and how they are installed. Herman Miller is extremely well known, after all, they invented the cubicle in the 1950’s. Their cubicles are stylish, sturdy and typically easy to install. Knoll cubicles are known for their design, accessories and construction. You need to think about what you’re trying to accomplish. Are you going after a certain look with frameless glass? Or are you looking for something more robust, easy to clean, and easy to install. Long story short, if you’re putting your cubicles in a warehouse don’t buy something that isn’t easy to clean or with accessories that hang off the side where they will get damaged. This conversation can go on for days. In this case, you may want to call us to go over your specific needs. Text us now for more information.