Choosing the Right Whiteboard
There is more to choosing the right whiteboard than you might first imagine. With different surfaces, sizes and frames to choose from, which is the whiteboard for you?
Whether you are buying a whiteboard for your home, classroom or business, here are the main points you should consider.
- Is the whiteboard easy to erase?
- How frequently will it be used, every day, a few times a week, a few times a month?
- Is it magnetic?
- Does it leave ghosting marks?
- Is it scratch or dent resistant?
- How long is it guaranteed?
- How stylish is it?
Whiteboard Surface Type
|Surface Type||Glass||Enamel||Stainless Steel|
|Suitable For:||Frequent use in meeting rooms and conference suites.
Has also the added benefit of a stylish design.
|Frequent use in offices, training rooms or other learning spaces.||Infrequent use
Cheaper than glass and enamel and suited to a small office or home office/study.
|Surface Properties:||The best surface for complete erasability and durability. It can withstand high volume use, perfect for meeting rooms and conference suites. Glass has also the added benefit of a smart, design look.||Flat and smooth. Requires minimal maintenance. Also, resists the build-up of ink and ghosting.||Ideal if you are looking for a whiteboard for a small office or the home where ghosting and staining may not be of high importance.|
Consider where your whiteboard is to be placed and how it is to be used.
In collaborative working environments such as workshops or training, you may find a larger whiteboard is required.
If your whiteboard is mainly for leaving messages and reminders or where space is at a premium, a more compact size would be preferable.Small:300mm x 300mm - 600mm x 450mm
Medium:900mm x 600mm - 1000mm x 600mm
Large:1200mm x 900mm - 1900mm x 1000mm
Extra Large:1200mm x 900mm - 2400mm x 2400mm