NPS vs Flash Furniture Folding Seminar Tables

What is the difference between Flash Furniture’s and National Public Seating’s Folding Seminar Tables?

I just had a customer call a moment ago saying that they found a cheaper seminar table online at a competitor’s site and wanted to know if I knew anything of the quality of those folding seminar tables. The model is question was model DAD-YCZ-180-GW-GGFlash Furniture DAD-YCZ-180-GW-GG 18 by 72-Inch Granite White Plastic Folding Seminar Tables on Amazon.

Flash Furniture DAD-YCZ-180-GW-GG 18 by 72-Inch Granite White Plastic Folding Seminar Tables on Amazon
The customer was comparing it to our Bt1872 folding seminar tables.

bt1872 NPS Folding Seminar Tables at Competitive Edge Products, Inc.

On the surface, everything looks to be about the same for about $30 cheaper. However, a closer examination showed some key differences that future customers ought to consider.

Folding Hinge Design on the Seminar Folding Table Frame:

The first thing that will stick out to the careful investigator is that the Flash Furniture model uses a single folding hinge to support the frame and table top. The singe hinge is very flimsy; and, the likelihood of a table collapsing is increased with just one hinge to support. The National Public Seating model, on the other hand, uses a double-hinge support. The hinge on the NPS model also does not merely fold up at will; it also uses a push pin to keep the frame from folding up when you do want it fold up.

Weight Capacity of the Folding Seminar Tables:

The issue of weight capacity is a little more difficult to ascertain. Our competitor’s website showed two different numbers: 220 lbs. and 299 lbs. When I went to the manufacturer’s website, they did not have any additional information. So, I will assume the higher number is correct for argument’s sake. Even at this higher number, the weight capacity does not really compare to the BT1872’s 700 lbs. capacity. While most uses probably will not require the full utilization of all 700 lbs., this is pretty heavy (pardon the pun) evidence of the lower quality of the Flash Furniture model. Finally, there are several other points of comparison that require a little bit of speculation because of the dearth of available information.

Other possible differences between these Seminar Folding Tables:

These final points I will make are speculative – once again because of the dearth of information – but will have good reason for stating them as differences. First off is the warranty. National Public Seating warranties our tables for 5 years. Our competitor does not show any warranty on the Flash Furniture model, though I am pretty sure they have some sort of guarantee. When I saw the lack of warranty information, I went to Flash Furniture’s website again and found this as their stated warranty for their products:

    “Most of our chairs have a 2 year warranty for parts. If a replacement part is needed, simply fax in your parts request, and your part will usually be shipped within 24 hours. “

The major problem with this warranty is that it does not even show if their tables are included under this warranty. I must assume that they have some coverage (I do not know of a company that does not warranty their table products at all); but, even if their tables are warrantied for 2 years like their chairs, National Public Seating warranties their products for 5 years.

Second, the weight capacity of these different brands of seminar tables has already been considered; the only other thing that needs to be brought out is the strength of the materials used in the table’s production. National Public Seating uses 16 gauge steel (the smaller the number, the stronger the steel) in their construction. Unfortunately, Flash Furniture does not have published details on this for their products. My guess (I told you I would be providing speculation with good reason) is that the gauge of steel could not be nearly as strong as the 16 gauge used by National Public Seating; otherwise, the weight capacity would not vary so much.

Hopefully this post has illustrated the reasons for the difference in price between Flash Furniture and National Public Seating models. The Flash Furniture model would be considered a very low-end, entry-level table compared to National Public Seating’s model.

View National Public Seating Folding Seminar Table Examples

Folding Seminar Table – Bt1872 National Public Seating Gray 18×72 Conference Table.

Bt1872 National Public Seating Gray 18x72 Conference Folding Seminar Tables

 

National Public Seating Bt1872 Blow Molded Light Weight Folding Seminar Table. Blow-molded seminar tables make setting up and taking down a conference room much easier.

 

Seminar Folding Table – Bt1896 Gray Plastic Table – 18×96

Bt1896 Gray Plastic Folding Seminar Tables

 

National Public Seating Bt1896 Lightweight Seminar Folding Tables. The 8 ft. seminar table seats 4 adults comfortable on the 96 in. x 18 in. table top. This is a single pack for this table.

 

Seminar Table – NPS Bt1860 Gray Folding Table

NPS Bt1860 Gray Folding Seminar Table

 

National Public Seating, NPS Bt1860, Blow molded Lightweight Folding Seminar Training Table

 

 

View YouTube Flash Furniture Table Video “812581018059 DAD YCZ 180 GW GG”

View YouTube Video “NPS BT1800 Blow Molded Seminar Tables”

A concise demonstration of our HD Ultra Blow Molded folding tables model BT1800. Seminar size blow molded tables.

View National Public Seating Versus Flash Furniture Folding Seminar Tables Product Comparison Chart Table

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TitleNational Public Seating BT1800 Series Steel Frame Rectangular Seminar Blow Molded Plastic Top Folding Table, 700 lbs Capacity, 72" Length x 18" Width x 29-1/2" Height, Speckled Gray/GrayNational Public Seating BT1860 Steel Frame Rectangular Seminar Blow Molded Plastic Top Folding Table, 700 lbs Capacity, 60" Length x 18" Width x 29-1/2" Height, Speckled Gray/GrayFlashFurniture DAD-YCZ-180-GW-GG 18 by 72-Inch Granite White Plastic Folding Training TableFlash Furniture RB-1872-GG 18-Inch Width by 72-Inch Length Granite Plastic Folding Training Table, Gray/White
BrandNPSNPSFlash FurnitureFlash Furniture
ColorGrayGrayGray/White 18''W x 72''LGray/White
EAN0604747187217060474771860208125810180590847254033541
Feature72" long rectangular plastic folding table with steel frame for temporary placement and compact storage when not in use
18" depth seminar size, with cantilevered legs connected 11" from the table edge to provide leg room
Speckled gray blow molded plastic table top is 2" thick, can withstand heat up to 212 degrees F, and is UV protected to withstand sunlight during outdoor use
18 gauge steel frame, with 16 gauge steel legs, supports 700 lb. of evenly distributed weight
Folded legs nest flush into table, making a flat surface suitable for stacking for compact storage
60" long rectangular plastic folding table with steel frame for temporary placement and compact storage when not in use
18" depth seminar size, with cantilevered legs connected 11" from the table edge to provide leg room
Speckled gray blow molded plastic table top is 2" thick, can withstand heat up to 212 degrees F, and is UV protected to withstand sunlight during outdoor use
18 gauge steel frame, with 16 gauge steel legs, supports 700 lb. of evenly distributed weight
Folded legs nest flush into table, making a flat surface suitable for stacking for compact storage
Commercial Grade Folding Table
220-Pound Static Load Capacity
Training Style Table
1.75" Thick Granite White Table Top
Impact and Stain Resistant Plastic Top
Commercial grade folding table, 18-inch width by 72-inch depth by 29-inch height
220-pound static load capacity
Training style table
13/4-inch Thick Granite White Table Top
Impact and stain resistant plastic top
ModelBT1872BT1860DAD-YCZ-180-GW-GGRB-1872-GG
UPC604747187217604747718602812581018059847254033541
Price$66.26$62.72$48.00$37.81
Height30 inch30 inch29 inch29 inch
Weight36 pound31 pound22 pound24 pound
Width72 inch18 inch18 inch72 inch
Length18 inch60 inch72 inch18 inch
Rating4.7 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
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7 Responses to “NPS vs Flash Furniture Folding Seminar Tables”

  1. Alice says:

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  2. Barbie Berteotti says:

    This is one awesome post. Much thanks again. Really Great information about Flash furniture and National Public Seating.

  3. Moda says:

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  4. gry wyscigi says:

    interesting approach. waiting for the next entries.

  5. jon terns says:

    With tables like these you have to have quality especially if you plan on using them over and over again for many years. We use ours on a daily basis as we offer seminars for both our employees and the customers. They have lasted and we haven’t had any issues with any of them. These were recommended to me and I recommend them to everyone I know, that’s how good they are!

  6. admin says:

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