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Church Chairs & Bertolini Innovation

Bertolini manufacturing church chairs with state of the art CNC bending


Bertolini Sanctuary® Seating is excited to be building a new style of church chair to be used by Christ Church of the Valley in their Rancho Cucamonga, CA satellite location. Take a look at this video showing state-of-the-art Church Chair Manufacturing using CNC bending.  The CNC bender extends our capabilities with a true mandrel bending […]

Quality Control in Bertolini Church Chairs


Before any customer order is wrapped for shipment, it must pass a rigorous ISO 9000 compliant quality control inspection. Our inspectors measure 8 inspection points on all our church chairs. Chairs that don’t meet standards are rejected and replaced before your order is shipped.

The Focused Static Load Test for Church Chairs


Can you imagine 800 lbs. focused on a 3” x 6” area in the center of the seat foundation? That’s exactly what our team of engineers and quality assurance had in mind. Here are the results.  The seat easily withstood the focused load. The Flex-Fit™ seat is so durable it is strong enough to be run […]

The Inverted Fastener Retention Load Test for Church Chairs


The new Flex-Fit™ featuring the Fit-Tight™ fastening system easily withstands loads exceeding 450 lbs of weight onto the seat as it is fastened in an inverted fashion. Seats made of wood substrates just couldn’t bear the load. Results: The new Flex-Fit™ seat holds screws in place up to 70% better with its Fit-Tight™ fastening system […]

Church Chairs That Go Beyond BIFMA Standards


So how well does the new Flex-Fit™ seat stack up against seat foundations used by other manufacturers of church chairs? This amazing new seat exceeds all of the BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association) standards, as well as a few standards BIFMA hasn’t thought of. The BIFMA standards are intended to provide manufacturers, specifiers, and […]

The Art of Shipping Bertolini Church Chairs


We don’t consider an order complete until a satisfied customer receives it. To ensure this delivery our church chairs are carefully shrink wrapped with proper foam bumpers. Our innovative packaging minimizes the potential for damage and helps to insure your church chairs arrive on time and ready for use.

Why an Emissions Test on a Church Chair?


A cheaply made church chair can emit high levels of formaldehyde and other airborne toxins. Bertolini chairs pass all GSA emissions requirements, the strictest in the industry. While many church chair manufacturers import their foam and other resources from China, where environmental standards are less stringent, Bertolini uses only U.S.A. made components for their church chairs.

Puncture Proof Church Chairs


Pens are always present in churches. People take notes on the sermon, write checks and children draw pictures. Inevitably a pen gets stabbed into a church chair leaving a hole.  Many of our standard fabrics are puncture resistant. These fabrics have memory that allow the puncture hole to be rubbed away without any visible remaining signs.

The Importance of Fabric Quality Control in a Church Chair


Our fabric is of the highest qualit. It is double rub tested ensuring durability. Our standard polyolephin fabrics are 250,000 double rub abrasion tested without showing signs of wear. These fabrics were also tested for colorfastness when exposed to light. Bertolini uses only the highest quality commercial fabrics from leading mills in the United States. The […]

What to Look for in Seat and Back Construction in a Church Chair


The Flex-Fit™ Seat The new Flex-Fit™ seat with Fit-Tight™ fastening system and BosScrew™ technology is capable of  with-standing focused loads in excess of 800 pounds. This innovation will undoubtedly revolutionize the church chair  industry for years to come. The Ergo-V Support System Featuring ergonomic characteristics typically not found in stackable seating, its multi-contoured V shape fits […]