Standing for a long period of time in public places can be so exhausting for some people. For that purpose, comfort surface objects are created. Amongst all of those items, benches are one of them. They belong to the chair categories because the way they are meant to be used is by sitting on them. Generally, wood is the main material to make them. However unlike the chairs, bench can be used by several people at once. Usually, they will be placed all around public spaces like stores and outdoor living spaces.
The types and styles are different at each place depending on what building they are put around. Some of them are individually owned, and some are provided by the government or public department for public service purposes. There are a lot of types of benches. This can be grouped by several categories. The first one is based on the materials used to make the bench. The next type of group is categorized by the shape it is made.
Based on the materials, the bench can be divided into wood, concrete, aluminum, fiberglass, and plastics. These types can be picked according to the user’s taste. Every person will have their own preference with what material they are comfortable to use with. The bench even sometimes has fabricated surface to maximize the comfort for everyone. This can often be found in hospitality industry areas like hotels and hospitals.
The bench divided by the shape is divided into an armless bench, backless bench, bench with arm and back, long bench, short bench, and side-by-side bench. All these types of the bench can easily be found in almost every outdoor living area. People use them for different purposes like queuing, resting for a while, and even enjoying nature breeze and refreshing. Benches are very helpful for all human activities.