Why Buy Used Office Furniture?

Sep 6, 2022

If you’re a Houston-area business owner/remote worker looking for office furniture to spruce up your new office space, you may be wondering about the benefits of purchasing used office furniture. Used office furniture can be extremely beneficial to both your business and the environment, but there are even more reasons to buy it.

Read on for more information!

1. Save an Office Desk From a Landfill

When a business closes up (or the owner simply decides to give their office a new look), the office furniture usually ends up in a landfill. This can happen whether the office furniture has experienced heavy wear and tear or looks almost new. 

What used office furniture stores do is rescue gently used office furniture from taking a trip to the landfill. It’s an environmentally-friendly choice because it enables you to repurpose someone else’s gently-used office chair or table and use it for your business.  

Another way that used office furniture stores help the environment is that they prevent more volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from being released into the air through the manufacturing process. Through the process of off-gassing, by the time you get a gently-used office desk, the level of VOCs has likely decreased since it came off the assembly line. 

In general, it takes 1-5 years for furniture to stop off-gassing. It makes good sense to buy used office furniture not just for the environment, but for your own personal health. 

2. Skip the Showroom and Save Money

New office furniture stores feature fancy showrooms with furniture displayed as it would be in an actual office. Seems like a great idea – until you realize that someone’s got to pay for all the extra space and to keep the lights on. Who do you think that person will be?

It’s the customer, of course! After all, they’ve got to pay for overhead.

Other used office furniture stores do the same thing – they rent out big showrooms and pump air conditioning throughout the place, taking up a lot of space and money to show you furniture.

At Pro Office Furniture, we do things differently. We don’t have a ton of ambiance in our warehouse, because ambiance costs money and we want to give you the best prices possible. We offer truly inexpensive office furniture to people who know that an office chair has value, whether or not you hang a crystal chandelier above it.

3. Get a Gorgeous “New” Conference Table

Brand new conference tables cost a pretty penny nowadays – and if you’re able to find one that doesn’t, chances are that it won’t last as long as you need it to. Thankfully, you’re not stuck between choosing the expensive new name brand or the knockoff brand that will break in a matter of months. 

You can enjoy high-quality, name-brand furniture that will last a long time. All you’ve got to do is invest in gently-used furniture instead of going for the ones that are fresh off the assembly line. 

Even better, you can pick it up the same day if you’d like, so you don’t have to worry about shipping or delivery. All you’ve got to do is pay, load it up, and it’s yours!

4. You Can Customize It If You Want

For people who love DIY projects or are concerned that there may still be VOCs lurking in the furniture, customization is an amazing option. You can apply a VOC/chemical removal product like EnviroKlenz Everyday Odor Eliminator to any water-safe furniture surface, and if you’d like, you can replace the foam and fabric with foam/fabric options that you know are safe from VOCs. 

If you’re not concerned about VOCs but still want to customize your furniture, go right ahead and enjoy the look of your new, fully-customized office furniture!

5. …Or We Can Find What You Need

If you don’t have the time or energy to customize your furniture, that’s OK too. Here at Pro Office Furniture, we go above and beyond to get you exactly what you’re looking for. Just let us know what kind of furniture you want and the color you’d like it in, and we’ll do everything in our power to make it happen for you!

Local Used Office Furniture (Houston, TX)

At Pro Office Furniture, we’re dedicated to giving you high-quality used furniture at the most affordable prices available. We’re happy to help Houston area businesses succeed and provide them with the best furniture that this area has to offer.

Curious about the types of furniture we have to offer? View a virtual tour here. Feel free to call us at (832) 715-3489 with questions or just stop by Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM. 

If you’re busy during those hours, just schedule an appointment with us and we’ll open the warehouse just for you! We mean it when we say that we’ve got great people, great services, and great prices. 



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