Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Top factors to consider for ensuring furniture safety in your household

Safe seating, safe home. 

When it comes to ensuring safety in the household, many homeowners focus on aspects such as fire safety, electrical safety, and emergency preparedness. While these are undoubtedly important considerations, another area that is often overlooked is the role of furniture in keeping everyone in the house safe and sound – away from potential harm and accidents. 

Have you ever considered that household furniture such as TV, chest of drawers or even a piece of chair can be a dangerous piece of furniture – especially to your children? 

In line with its thrust to provide the best quality products and meet the desire of the consumers for durable and value for money household items, Uratex Monoblock launched its “Bawal Ang Marupok” campaign to educate and equip every homeowner to be keen and discerning towards investing in furniture - particularly in plastic chairs which are considered one of the essential and popular household items found in most Filipino homes and establishments. 

Looking for Monobloc Chairs? Here's What You Need to Know to Make the Right Choice

Monobloc chairs are a common sight in homes, buildings and various indoor and outdoor spaces. They are practically affordable, easy to use, and can be easily moved around, making them a smart choice for seating solutions. However, not all monobloc chairs are created equal. While they are generally durable and long-lasting, there are some common problems that can arise with them over time. To ensure safety, Uratex Monoblock shares the top 3 important factors that homeowners and entrepreneurs should consider before purchasing a monobloc chair:


Monobloc chairs are designed to be lightweight, stackable and easy to move. As you use them overtime, they can become vulnerable to wear and tear, cracking, or breaking which can be considered a safety hazard.

There are a wide variety of plastic chairs available but looking at the quality of the material and how they are being made are important to ensure that they are really long-lasting and can withstand the test of time. Chairs made from cheap, low-quality plastic may be more prone to breaking so it is ideal to ensure if the monobloc chairs have gone through the proper testing and inspection before they were released to the market. It is also best to go for well-known and established brands that have a reputation for producing high-quality products.

Seatload Capacity

Monobloc chairs come with weight limits that vary depending on their design and construction. Chairs with higher weight limits are generally more durable and sturdy. Additionally, it demonstrates its quality by being able to carry a substantial amount of weight or impact without breaking, which is crucial for chairs that will be subjected to everyday use. 

Be sure to check the weight capacity of the chair you are considering through its seatload warning label to ensure its stability – preventing you from tipping off and encountering serious injuries, particularly for your kids.


Industry certifications ensure that products meet certain quality standards and have been tested and approved by credible independent third-party organizations. With this, customers may be guaranteed that the monobloc chairs are good quality and safe to use without any risks.

For homeowners, it provides assurance that their loved ones are safe using a certified, high-quality chair. For entrepreneurs, this allows them to meet regulatory bodies safety standards by providing their customers and employees with durable and safe day-to-day monoblock chairs. 

Now, as regular consumers, how are you going to know the durability, capacity, and certification of a monobloc chair? All you have to do is check the warning sticker of a monobloc chair!

The Uratex Monoblock chair has the highest seat load capacity on the market at 200kg. To prove this as well as its durability, each chair has undergone a series of tests before it was released to the public as part of the rules and regulations established by the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS).

Among the tests executed are the Chair Fatigue, Breaking Point, and the Chair Drop – which are all designed to assess the durability and safety of each Uratex Monoblock chair.

With this, Uratex Monoblock is the first brand in the Philippines to pass the country's highest plastic furniture standard, Level 5 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) - ISO 7173

It is essential to take precautions when selecting household or commercial furniture since making the wrong choice might result in accidents and injuries. Furthermore, the lifespan of a product is determined by its quality, which means that a less-priced option may really be more expensive due to several replacements. To guarantee overall safety, always look for a chair’s durability, capacity, and certification.

To learn more about Uratex Monoblock and its products, visit uratex.com.ph/collections/monoblocks. You may also follow/uratexmonoblockchairs on Facebook, and @uratexmonoblock on Instagram for updates and upcoming promos.

About Uratex Monoblock

Established in 1993, Uratex Monoblock is a brand of high-quality, stylish and durable –  made from strong solid plastic – plastic furniture that is widely used in homes, offices, restaurants, and other establishments and institutions. For three decades, Uratex Monoblock has assured its customers of the durability and quality of its products through accreditations and recognitions by the national government and other local and international organizations.

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