Inexpensive Cubicles By Cubicle World

August 20, 2019

8×8 Office Cubicles – Free Site Planning – 713-412-3090

There are many variations between the different office cubicle furniture systems accessible on the open market today. Let’s take a look at some elements that “separate” them.

A cubicle system is made up of solid panels that are of a certain width and height, normally with power and data wiring running along a bottom panel, though some cubicle panels have data cables along the top of the partition and there are even those that have data and power cords installed at the beltline, though this is much more common in cubicle systems. Primarily, stackable cubicle panels are generally the most cost-effective type of office partition systems and are usually not as flexible, with the least access for data and power cables.

A cubicle system is a phrase used for a few unique types of office partition systems. The qualifying feature of an office cubicle system is that sections of partition can be added on top of other sections, lengthen the height of the partition. This adjustability of changing the height of cubicle panels without taking down complete sections of cubicles can make for less upkeep cost and less product cost when adding or rearranging space within your office

Accordingly, if you already own stackable call center low wall cubicles and wish to switch that space to 60″+ high managerial cubicles, it is viable to use the existing panels and add additional height to make them taller, instead of buying entirely different partitions for your new application. The stackable feature is available with some cubicle systems and some tile systems. There is also the application of stand-alone modular desks with stackable privacy screens that literally mount on top of your existing cubicle walls, though this product normally is less effective with power and data housing.

Creep, what is it and does it matter?

Creep is a term used in the space planning feature of office cubicle partition systems. Usually defined, creep is the resulting space occupied by a partition ( its thickness ) when attached to another partition in a 90 degree or perpendicular condition. Thus said, when a large open office area is being designed for office cubicle furniture systems, the partition creep ( typically 2″ to 4″ per intersection depending on the manufacturer and model) adds up to a big number which can actually affect the possible sizes of the office cubicles while keeping the aisles at both legal and comfortable dimensions. 

Okay, now we want to reconfigure. How in the heck does this stuff come apart?

Ease of installing and uninstalling office cubicle partition systems can vary a great deal due to the design and number of parts involved. Generally, monolithic partition systems are the most inexpensive when it comes to the labor needed to reconfigure your office space. The fewer parts involved, the quicker the system comes apart and goes together. Think of it this way. A monolithic panel normally consists of connectors, power jumpers, trim pieces, and a single panel. Nevertheless, a typical tile system consists of connectors, power jumpers, trim pieces, a partition frame, and several tiles. Add the stackable option to this equation and you are dealing with an even more complex puzzle. Now, multiply that figure by the number of cubicle partitions you are dealing with in a single reconfiguration and it becomes obvious that simpler is better when it comes to labor costs.

So, what does all of this mean?

Plainly put, not all cubicles and office partition systems are created equal. To find the system that will take your data cabling and power needs, be aesthetically satisfying, maximize your available square footage, not cost a large amount when reconfiguring, and not break down on a regular basis, can be a rather involved task. Call Cubicle World Today For A FREE layout design and quote.

8×8 Office Cubicles – Free Site Planning – 713-412-3090

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