frequently asked questions
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top 5 questions

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE VARIDESK OVER OTHER OPTIONS?

There are three main reasons customers choose VARIDESK:

Quality – We use high-grade materials that look great in any kind of office and last for years to come. With our steel frames and variety of finishes, it's easy to see that VARIDESK offers a superior product for any kind of desk.

Usability – Most VARIDESK models work with the desk you already have arrive fully assembled and ready-to-use without the need for a single tool. Both our manual and electric models are quickly and easily raised or lowered.

Convenience – VARIDESK is easy to order, ships quickly, and we offer a 30-day guarantee on every VARIDESK product. If you don't love it within that time, we'll pick it up, no problem, and at no cost to you. In fact, we offer free shipping to the lower 48 states.

IS VARIDESK EASY TO SET UP?

That's actually one of the stand-out features we're so proud of. VARIDESK was designed to be as simple as possible to set up. Our desktop models fully assembled and ready-to-use right out of the box. Some of our other products require only minimal assembly so you’re up and working in just minutes.

We do recommend that you have someone help you lift your VARIDESK onto the desktop. Once it's on your desk, just place your equipment on top and you're ready to work.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN MY VARIDESK HOLD?

Please see the technical specifications section of the specific VARIDESK you're interested in for exact weight limits. To give you a general idea, most average size models have a recommended weight limit of 35 lbs or 15.8 kg. Our larger models usually have a weight limit of 45 lbs or 20.4 kg. Our Pro Desk line can hold even more.

DOES THE VARIDESK WORK FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE TALLER THAN 6'2" OR SHORTER THAN 5'3"?

There are VARIDESK models to suit almost anyone, at any height. Our Exec series offers a manual standing-desk converter that has an extra 5.5” (14 cm) of height build in with 11 different height-adjustment settings for taller users. Our ProPlus 36 Electric desktop converter is adjustable to any height up to 18.75” (47.6 cm). As long as your current desk sits at your personal height, a VARIDESK on top will turn it into a sit-stand desk that fits you.

WILL IT BE HARD TO RAISE MY VARIDESK WITH ALL MY EQUIPMENT ON TOP?

No – our manual sit-stand solutions include a spring-assisted lift mechanism that manages weight and allows you to easily lift and lower it in just a few seconds. Our electric models have a powerful but quiet motor for smooth raising and lowering. The only thing you’ll have to think about is not exceeding the weight capacity of your model.

measuring

WHAT'S THE MINIMUM MEASUREMENT THAT WILL FIT A VARIDESK?

Please see the Find My Fit page and look at the specific VARIDESK you're interested in for exact measurements.

Most standard desks have plenty of room for a VARIDESK because our products come in several sizes to work with almost any workspace. All VARIDESK models have their width in inches in the name of the product and you can find the full measurements and footprint in the technical specifications on each product’s webpage.

You can use our printable ruler to help get exact measurements.

installation

DO I HAVE TO FASTEN OR PERMANENTLY INSTALL A VARIDESK ONTO MY DESK?

No, all of our desktop models work by placing them on top of your existing desk with no need for tools or hardware of any kind. It's cleverly designed to handle the weight of your equipment while staying safe and sturdy at any height. The heavy-weighted steel base keeps your VARIDESK where it belongs so it doesn't tip over. It also has padded feet so you can move your VARIDESK any time you want without causing scratches or damages.

ARE VARIDESK PRODUCTS EASY TO STORE AND MOVE?

Extremely. Most VARIDESK products fold flat for simple storage and can easily be moved with the help of a coworker. You can even move the Compact Series by yourself.

CAN MY VARIDESK HANDLE MORE THAN ONE MONITOR?

Absolutely, as long as you choose the right size. Many of our models are designed to fit to 24” monitors. For any setups larger than that, we would suggest a 48" or 60” model. You should also consider one of our single or dual monitor arms to keep your screens where you want them while freeing up desk space. The Pro 30™, Pro Plus™ 30 and Laptop 30™ can only accommodate single-monitor setups.

Please see the Find My Fit page to find the perfect VARIDESK for your setup.

ARE THERE ANY SURFACES I SHOULD AVOID PLACING MY VARIDESK ON?

We recommend avoiding placing it any glass surfaces, as the thickness and weight capacity of glass tops can vary. Otherwise, as long as you aren’t exceeding the weight limit, you should be good.

cleaning

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN MY VARIDESK?

It's easy. Just use a warm, damp cloth to clean the surface of your VARIDESK, and make sure it's dry before replacing any electronic equipment. Please do not use any chemicals or harsh abrasives as they may damage the finish.

HOW DURABLE ARE VARIDESK PRODUCTS?

Made from steel and other highly durable materials, all of our products are built to handle the daily rigors of your job for years to come.

tax exempt orders

HOW CAN MY ORDER BE TAX EXEMPT?/HOW DO I SETUP A TAX EXEMPT ACCOUNT?

To place an order on behalf of a tax-exempt organization or individual, please call VARIDESK Customer Support at 1 (800) 207-2587.

You will need to provide proof of state tax-exempt status for the state where the product is being shipped. The organization or individual name on the order must exactly match the state tax-exempt certificate. Federal tax exemption certificates are not applicable.

DO YOU WORK WITH RESELLERS?

We do work with resellers, however, we do not have a reseller or wholesale program currently in place. If you are a reseller and would like to learn more, please call 1 (800) 207-2587.

Desktop Units

QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE DESKTOP UNITS – Pro Series, Pro Plus™ Series, Cube Plus™ Series, Cube Corner® Series, Exec Series and Compact Series

IS THERE ANY ASSEMBLY AND HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO SET UP?

All of these models come completely assembled in the box, and there's no set up necessary. Simply have a friend help you place it on top of your current desk, and you're done.

ARE THERE ANY WEIGHT LIMITS?

The average weight limit per VARIDESK is 35 lbs (15.8 kg), depending on size. Our models vary in weight capacity from 10 lbs (4.5 kg) to 50 lbs (22.7 kg). View each model's individual specifications for an exact weight limit.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM MEASUREMENTS FOR MY CURRENT DESK TO FIT A VARIDESK?

To find the exact measurements, you'll want to look at the technical specifications of the VARIDESK model you're interested in. Also, if your desk is under a shelf or hutch, you'll also want to measure for height to make sure your monitors will still fit on a fully extended VARIDESK.

If you're having trouble deciding which VARIDESK model will fit your space best, please see the Find My Fit page.

IS THE KEYBOARD DECK ADJUSTABLE?

On models with lower keyboard deck, like our Pro Plus series, it is not adjustable and simply moves up and down with the VARIDESK. However, some VARIDESK models with a lower keyboard tray do have the ability to slide the tray in or out. Check the technical specifications for each model to be sure.

full desk units

QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE FULL DESK UNITS – Pro Desk™ Series

IS THERE ANY ASSEMBLY AND HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO SET UP?

Yes, there is a small amount of assembly, but it's easy and there are no tools required. Simply attach the legs, have a friend help you flip the desk over, and you're done.

ARE THERE ANY WEIGHT LIMITS?

The Pro Desk™ 60 has a weight limit of 50 lbs (22.6 kg), while the Pro Desk™ 48 has a weight limit of 45 lbs (20.4 kg).

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM MEASUREMENTS FOR MY CURRENT DESK TO FIT A VARIDESK?

To find the exact measurements, you'll want to look at the technical specifications of the VARIDESK model you're interested in. Also, if your desk is under a shelf or hutch, you'll also want to measure for height to make sure your monitors will still fit on a fully extended VARIDESK.

If you're having trouble deciding which VARIDESK model will fit your space best, please see the Find My Fit page.

IS IT HARD TO RAISE AND LOWER A PRO DESK? WHAT ABOUT WITH ALL MY EQUIPMENT ON TOP?

Our manual Pro Desk models feature both an air-piston and spring-assisted life mechanism that makes it easy to raise and lower. Watch this video to see how every VARIDESK is super easy to move up and down and stays steady and stable even at its maximum height.

CAN THE PRO DESK SERIES UNITS HOLD MORE THAN ONE MONITOR?

Easily. The Pro Desk models have the largest workspaces and the highest weight limits among our models.

accessories

QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO MONITOR ARMS

IS THERE ANY ASSEMBLY REQUIRED AND HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO SET UP?

Yes, there is a small amount of assembly, but it's easy and all the required tools are included. Watch this video to see how it's done: https://vimeo.com/album/4428660/video/204915368

QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO VARICHAIR®

IS THERE ANY ASSEMBLY REQUIRED?

The VARIChair® comes fully assembled in the box. Just pop it out and you're ready to sit, stand and lean in style.

QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO MATS HOW DURABLE ARE THE MATS?

All VARIDESK Mat models are extremely durable, as they're built around a high-density core and meant to be walked, stretched and stood upon while you work.

QUESTIONS SPECIFIC TO CABINETS

IS THERE ANY ASSEMBLY REQUIRED?

All VARIDESK cabinets come fully assembled in the box. Just pop it out and you can wheel it around, use it for storage and lock it in place.
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