As you’re deciding on which dry erase board or whiteboard to buy, take note that it the ideal one will heavily depend on where and what you’ll use it for. Various dry erase boards can offer a wide array of features so it would be better to first determine your needs before settling on a particular board; this makes deciding a whole lot easier. For example if you’re in search for dry erase boards for kids in the classroom, go for something different that the usual dry erase board we place on refrigerators.
How Will You Use the White Erase Board?
Those in need of dry erase boards on the walls of their classroom should look into the heavy duty whiteboards, sturdy enough to hang. The type of dry erase boards that stick to refrigerators with the aid of some magnets would work great in a home setup. Dry erase boards could be handy in offices for meetings and presentations, they come in wall-mounted or portable options; don’t forget the stand for portable dry erase boards.
Determine the Surface Type of the Dry Erase Board
Dry erase boards are often made from glass, painted steel or aluminum, laminate, porcelain and melamine. Dry erase boards with melamine and painted steel are quick to scratch but the ink markings are quick to clean. On the other hand, dry erase boards with porcelain, laminate and glass surfaces are not only stain resistant but scratch resistant as well. The price of the dry erase boards depend on the type and the surfaces and a couple even add lifetime warranties into the package; a common, budget friendly option would be the melamine dry erase boards.
Accessories that Come with the Dry Erase Board
Think of some accessories that you want to use alongside the dry erase board, because the accessories may very well shift your overall choice from the surface to the type. Of course the basics would include markers and erasers but you need dry erase cleaning solutions to reduce the staining on your whiteboard. Magnetic dry erase boards allows you to organize and illustrate information through magnetic strips.
Measure the Overall Space Available for Dry Erase Board
Carefully measure the space on where you want to place the dry erase board and calculate the overall size or space that it requires. As you may have already noticed, dry erase boards come in all sorts of shapes and sizes so there’s a good chance that you won’t have trouble finding a dry erase board to perfectly fit on the space. If you were actually looking for a portable dry erase board then look into portable stands instead. Take into account where exactly you plan to use the dry erase board and ensure that the stand can actually move around the area without issue; avoid bulky stands.