Weight Capacity Definitions

As a dealer in heavy duty, commercial furniture, weight capacity is a common specification on most of our products.  Weight capacities advertised should be assumed as static load capacities unless otherwise noted in the product description.  

Static Load Capacity:  Static load refers to the weight of an object, all things stationary.  If you set an item on a table, or sit in a chair, the static load is the weight once the load has settled and is no longer moving.

Dynamic Load Capacity:  Dynamic load capacity refers to the weight of a load, assuming it is moving.  For example, dropping a 40 LB bag of sand will have a force greater than 40 LBs until the load settles on the surface it lands on.  For seating, the act of sitting down can increase the load exerted on a chair, depending on how much the user "falls" into the chair and the weight of the user.  For tables, any machinery with moving parts that will rest on the table, will add the the load weight.  The act of setting an object on a table will also increase the load weight.

In addition, all weight capacities assume a load is evenly distributed across the surface of the item.  Loads not evenly distributed will decrease effective static load capacity of any item.  Highly unbalanced loads can pose a safety issue.

Please use this guidance accordingly when making decisions regarding which products will be suitable for your use.  The buyer assumes all responsibility for determining the static weight capacity needed for their application.  efurnitureMax, LLC not be held liable for product failures not adhering to static load capacity guidance.