14th December 2009
Are Blackboards Preferable to White Boards for Your Organization?
Many businesses find that they benefit from large blackboards or white boards.
businesses find that they benefit from large blackboards or white boards. More
often, however, those businesses are choosing white boards to the standard, old
fashioned boards that require dry chalk, for a variety of reasons. Surprisingly,
many business owners do not replace their outdated boards, when the white
boards are so much more desirable to most people. Let’s take a look at the
advantages of white boards.
- White boards use dry erase
markers. Dry erase markers come in a wide variety of colours, with a huge
selection of tip sizes. You can’t get these options with chalk. Like their
counterparts, you can erase white boards. Markers also don’t make the same
irritating sounds that chalk makes. You can even get special caddies for
your dry erase markers to keep them organized.
- Blackboards are far messier
than white boards. Aside from having chalk all over your hands and
clothing, you will also have chalk all over your floor and furnishings as
well. Cleaning these types of boards is also a messy process. You simply
do not have this mess with white boards, because dry erase markers leave
little residue behind, and unless you are clumsy with the markers, you
won’t have it all over your hands and clothing. Cleaning a white board is
as simple as spraying it with the appropriate cleanser and wiping it dry.
- White boards are easier to see
and read. It’s actually hard to see chalk on a dark colour board, where as
the white background of a white board, with the use of colourful markers,
makes the writing on the board incredibly easy to see and read. This is
especially important when the board is used in large rooms with lots of
- White boards look nicer than
blackboards. From an aesthetic point of view, white boards simply look
clean and neat. They can fit into any surrounding very easily, unlike
dark, messy boards. White boards can also be used anywhere easily. They
can even be used as dividing walls in your office, enabling you and your
employees to essentially write on the walls as needed.
- White boards are no more or
less expensive than the alternative. Naturally, the cost of your white
board is determined by the size of the board, and the materials used in
its construction, but a normal white board is no more or less expensive
than its traditional alternative. Dry erase markers may be more expensive
than chalk – but they also last a great deal longer than chalk lasts.
As you can see, there is a fairly strong case for
selecting white boards over blackboards. Because white boards do not cost any
more than their counterparts, this is really the better of the two options, and
an option that your employees and your clients will most likely thank you for
in the end. Consider the options carefully before making a selection, and in
most cases, you will see that a white board is really the best option.