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Hit the road: why you should invest in a mobile glass whiteboard

Mobile Glass Whiteboard White ClearMobile glass whiteboards are as beautiful as they are versatile. But, with so many other boards on the market, what makes this kind so very special? Here’s a primer on mobile glass whiteboards: what they are, how they differ from the competition and what makes them such a good investment.

What is a glass whiteboard?

There are many types of whiteboard and they all vary in quality. Cheaper white boards easily stain, warp, dent or scratch, while high-end whiteboards are built for heavy, consistent use - the just don’t wear out. Glass whiteboards belong to the latter category. And a mobile glass whiteboard adds extra convenience to the quality.

Fair to say, glass boards are to classrooms and offices what a Mercedes-Benz is to the highway: aesthetically superior, a pleasure to use, and - as a bonus - built to last.

The use of toughened safety glass ensures that our mobile glass whiteboards are stain-resistant, easy to maintain and super durable. This is why our glass whiteboards come with a lifetime guarantee.

Glass boards are also beautiful to look at. Available in a vast range of colours, glass whiteboards complement the surrounding environment and blend seamlessly with other interior design elements for a consistent brand presentation in the workplace.

Before we get into what makes mobility a boon for any whiteboard, let’s review the top three reasons why making whiteboards out of glass is a great idea:

1. Glass whiteboards don’t ghost

“Ghosting” is the term for a type of staining that occurs when whiteboard marker ink penetrates the surface of your whiteboard, leaving the “ghosts” of past use even after you wipe your board down. Ghosting is typically caused by not cleaning your whiteboard effectively, but even the most well-maintained melamine board will ghost over time. Glass, on the other hand, is totally non-porous so the liquid ink simply has nothing to seep into.

2. Glass whiteboards don’t scratch

Whiteboards are typically placed in high-traffic areas and, as such, are prone to scratches and dents. Whether you’re accidentally scratching a watchband against the surface while writing or misjudging a furniture move, all these tiny accidents add up over time. Unless, of course, your whiteboard is made of tempered glass.

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Glass whiteboards come with a lifetime warranty and it’s wholly deserved. Scratch, scuff and dent-resistant, the glass whiteboard will handle just about anything you can throw at it.

3. Glass whiteboards don’t wear out

The typical whiteboard gets a lot of use, particularly in industrial, educational or office settings. That use takes a toll over time. Cheaper boards are particularly prone to wear as their surface layers degrades, revealing the metal or substrate underneath.

Glass whiteboards, on the other hand, don’t wear out. They’re made from high-density tempered glass so they have incredible staying power. With proper care, a glass whiteboard will be the last whiteboard you ever buy.

Why choose a mobile glass whiteboard?

Glass boards are the cream of the crop when it comes to whiteboards. They’re tough, easy to maintain and a pleasure to use. So, what if you could take all those qualities on the road?

Mobile glass whiteboards allow you to do just that. This versatility has a slew of upsides, including:

Facilitating hot-desking

These days, more people are working non-standard hours than ever before. This rise of workplace flexibility has stoked the parallel increase in the concept of hot-desking – the office seating arrangement wherein employees have no fixed desk and instead share space based on who needs it and when.

The jury’s still out on whether hot-desking is a boon for productivity but, according to leading entrepreneurs, its positives in terms of higher collaboration and lower office space rental costs far outweigh the negatives. 

This shift in the way we use office space affects more than just the humble desk. Just as we’re becoming more mobile, so too are our office resources. Including, you guessed it, the office whiteboard.

Mobile whiteboards facilitate hot-desking by being available anywhere in the office. So, if Tony from design needs the whiteboard at the back desk one day and Heather needs it in the meeting room on another, a mobile whiteboard will roll (quite literally) with the needs of its users.

Ideal for use in temporary premises

Pop-up offices, admin buildings on construction sites, consulting businesses that take over a client boardroom for a couple of weeks – all these have one thing in common: their places of work aren’t permanent fixtures. And when your office isn’t fixed, your office resources shouldn’t be either. The faster you can set up and pack down, the faster you can move from one job to the next.

Mobile glass whiteboards are ideal for use in temporary premises. They can be shifted from room to room and site to site incredibly easily while still keeping your environment looking professional and established.

Able to be used in trade shows

Trade shows are the lead-generating bread and butter in a lot of industries. And with so much competition all under one roof, you want to ensure you’re presenting as professional a front as you possibly can.

The use of a mobile glass whiteboard proves to your customers that you don’t skimp on quality. Essentially, these boards are the aesthetic high road: so why not travel it?

Even better, when you have an interested group of clients in your booth, you - or they - can begin drawing up plans around your offering or product right then and there.

Making your work space versatile

You wouldn’t brainstorm in the office kitchen just as you wouldn’t put the social noticeboard in the meeting room. Well, with a mobile whiteboard, you can have the best of both worlds.

Need a notice board at the front-of-office today? Shift the board. Looking to brainstorm the next big project in an informal setting? Wheel the board on over to the couches. Need to convert the shop floor into a group training room for the week? A couple of whiteboards make any space into a classroom. The versatility of a mobile glass whiteboard is only limited by your imagination.

Toughness in transit

When your white board is on the move, the chances of it taking accidental damage - bangs, scrapes and whacks - goes way up. Melamine whiteboards, in particular, seem to somehow develop transit damage out of nowhere. And we all know what happens when metal gets scratched: rust.

Glass whiteboards are the toughest on the market so they make ideal mobile boards. Even if they take a few knocks when loaded into the back of a truck, they tend not to show it. So, they’ll look as good as new and still be a pleasure to use when you set them back up.

Ease of cleaning

Mobile whiteboards get a lot of varied use. Particularly if one board is shared throughout an office, the task of cleaning it after the previous user is finished can easily become a chore. Not so with glass whiteboards. They’re incredibly quick and easy to clean, saving you and your employees time and effort in the long run.

How are glass boards different from other whiteboards?

Glass whiteboards

Typically, glass whiteboards are made from a sheet of toughened “Starphire” safety glass which is backed by a coloured panel. This construction means glass whiteboards are tougher, nicer to write on, higher quality and more attractive than the other kinds of whiteboard. Moreover, glass whiteboards can be magnetic or non-magnetic and are available in any colour from the Dulux paint range.

Melamine whiteboards

Melamine whiteboards are the discount end of the whiteboard market and quality reflects price. These boards are made of resin-infused paper fixed to a backing of medium-density fibreboard or particle board. Even the best melamine boards don’t stand up to heavy use. The surface quickly wears down and becomes prone to ghosting and stains.

Steel or aluminium boards

These whiteboards are comprised of a steel or aluminium sheet coated with a base colour and then the dry-erase layer. The quality of these boards varies. Commercial-grade materials typically yield a better product but, as with any sheet of metal, these are susceptible to dents and scratches. H3: Porcelain boards Porcelain whiteboards are generally steel boards with a tough, ceramic coating that’s been kiln-fired directly onto the surface. These boards are one of the most durable on the market and typically come with a lifetime warranty. While porcelain boards are generally easier to clean than cheaper alternatives they can still “ghost”.

Conclusion: Invest in a mobile glass whiteboard

Mobile glass whiteboards are as useful as they are versatile. They can facilitate hot-desking, step up your trade-show game, let you configure your office spaces for different applications, and more.

What’s more, the use of quality tempered glass also ensures your board will weather any bumps, scrapes and wear without a sweat. Add in the ease of use and cleaning and you have a five-star resource at your fingertips.

Now that you have reached the end of the article, you can see how a mobile glassboard can be a great investment in any office, workplace or classroom.

If you’re interested in picking up your own mobile glassboard, give the team at JustBoards a call on 1800 654 917 or send an email to info@justboards.com.au

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