Float

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Made by Humanscale®, this height-adjustable modern desk lets you decide how you want to work. The simple mechanism takes only one hand to adjust the desk as you move through your day. The Float’s clean lines and array of options for tops and bases allow you to personalize it to complement your workspace at home or the office.

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Float® 48x30 Desk
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good surface area (5)
  • Great design (5)
  • Quality construction (4)
  • Durable finish (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Desktop computer (5)
    • Writing desk (4)
    • Craft table (3)
    • Laptop / office (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Modern/contemporary (4), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    3.0

    Great desk, but R&B desktop not so great

    By Humanscale Fan

    from Chicago, IL

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Surface Area
    • Great design

    Cons

    • Poor finish
    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

    • Desktop computer
    • Laptop
    • Smaller Offices
    • Writing desk

    Customer comments about Float® 48x30 Desk:

    Great desk; was excited to buy from R&B for the custom top. The Solid Maple with Charcoal Stain is pretty, but nicks EXTREMELY easily. I was completely surprised by the underside of the desk surface - there are a LOT of extra holes that go almost to the desktop itself (I understand the top is used for different pieces of furniture, but this is a bit much). Also, I expected the underside of the desk to look like the top, but it has jagged drill holes and knots.
    very disappointed in the desktop.

    • I live in a:
    • Apartment/condo
    • This product is used in my:
    • Home office

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    5.0

    LOVE this desk!!!

    By TammyB

    from Denver, CO

    Style Classic/traditional, Eclectic, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable finish
    • Good Surface Area
    • Great design
    • Quality construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Craft table
      • Desktop computer
      • Homework
      • Laptop
      • Larger Offices
      • Smaller Offices
      • Writing desk

      Customer comments about Float® 48x30 Desk:

      I've been looking for something like this for over three years and when I saw it at the Room and Board showroom, it was just a matter of time until I ordered my very own. The different sizes are fantastic. I got a 48" and a friend got the 60"..it really just depends on the size of your space and how much you need on your desk. For me, the smaller size was still a larger space than my previous desk.

      It is a BEAUTIFUL solid wood desktop and the desk itself has a modern look that also blends well in my more traditional decor. I got the steel grey legs.

      The best part though, is the absolute ease of raising and lowering the desk. It's simple to do, you can do it one handed and I move it several times in the course of my day. It's a lifesaver for my back and I couldn't be happier.

      • I live in a:
      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Home office

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      5.0

      Great desk and great service

      By DKinVA

      from Falls Church, VA

      Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable finish
      • Good Surface Area
      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

      • Poor Underside Finish

      Best Uses

      • Craft table
      • Desktop computer

      Customer comments about Float® 48x30 Desk:

      I've a tiny condo, so the 48x30 desk is used as a computer desk / workspace to separate my dining area from my living area. I can now stand (if I want to) at home after sitting all day at work, all while easily seeing either the TV or the fireplace. The air pressure adjustments to float the desk up and down are quite useful too so it doesn't fly upward nor is too hard to push down. The cherry wood is beautiful and nearly matches my gorgeous, light-aged cherry bookcases I purchased a few years ago. My only disappointments are for the manufacturer: (1) the first desk was missing parts, (2) the second desk had holes underneath for assembly purposes that should've been sanded smooth when they were no longer needed, and (3) on the second desk the float trigger switch was poorly placed causing the desk to mostly not float (the delivery guys fixed this). Despite those initial issues R&B made sure all was right, the desk does float smoothly, is easy to wipe clean, and I love to use it!

      Service and delivery comments:

      The delivery was well commuicated. The first desk was missing some parts from the manufacturer, which I was warned of before the delivery arrived, and a swap out was scheduled for a few weeks later. The replacement desk with all its parts wasn't working properly so the devliery guys stayed an extra 20 minutes and reassmebled some parts to make sure it worked before they departed, and let me know the number to call in case I've any issues. So far no issues. Both teams of schedulers and delivery guys were wonderful, clean in my home, and very courteous.

      • I live in a:
      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
      • Dining area, Home office

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      5.0

      Worth the investment!

      By Bad Backs

      from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Surface Area
      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Craft table
        • Desktop computer
        • Homework
        • Laptop
        • Writing desk

        Customer comments about Float® 60x30 Desk:

        This table is definitely an investment, but well worth the price. Great design, very sturdy, and mechanism that works the up and down motion is easy to use and durable. Table raises to height above typical bar height, which is useful for "close work" while standing, or laying newspaper down for reading, without bending neck or back. Couldn't be happier with this product!

        • I live in a:
        • Apartment/condo
        • This product is used in my:
        • Home office, Living room/family room/great room

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        5.0

        Glad RnB is carrying Humanscale

        By James

        from Los Angeles

        Pros

        • Durable finish
        • Good Surface Area
        • Great design
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desktop computer
          • Larger Offices
          • Writing desk

          Customer comments about Float® 48x30 Desk:

          Awesome standup desk

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          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            Is the counterbalance mechanism attached to the base or the wood top?
            Asked on 3/16/2014 by ZPC from Brooklyn, NY

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              Each foot on the Float Desk is adjustable to accomodate uneven surfaces.

              Answered on 3/17/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            I see that humanscale offers a version of this desk with a 24" depth. Ido you offer those dimensions with a walnut top?
            Asked on 3/15/2014 by BR

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              Currently Room & Board only offers the Float Desk in 48w x 30d and 60w x 30d. Walnut is available as a top option for these sizes.

              Answered on 3/17/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            Are there levelers on the legs/feet of the base to accommodate uneven floors?
            Asked on 3/11/2014 by Always looking for comfort from Brooklyn, NY

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              No, there are not levelers on the base.

              Answered on 3/12/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 60x30 Desk

            Q:

            R&B provides different options for the top than other sites. Specifically, many other sites only have a white or silver/platinum option. Are these tops unique to R&B which sit on top of the HumanScale Float base? Is each top real/solid wood as opposed to laminate with a wood veneer?
            Asked on 1/25/2014 by Looking for a Sit/Stand Desk

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              Yes, our tops for the HumanScale Float base are unique to Room & Board. Our tops are solid wood with no veneers. The species of wood for each top is shown for each choice as well.

              Answered on 1/27/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            Hello:
            Is the base of this desk available for purchase? If so, how much and is the item stocked or must it be ordered? Thank you!
            Asked on 10/31/2013 by Megan from Minneapolis, MN

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              Please call one of our Design Associates at 800-301-9720 for pricing and availability on the base by itself.

              Answered on 10/31/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            Is it possible to get the desk with the mounted counterbalance crank?
            Asked on 8/24/2013 by Griz

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              A mounted counterbalance crank is not available on our Float Desks.

              Answered on 8/29/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            What's the thickness of the tops provided by Room & Board?
            Asked on 8/4/2013 by Othromas

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              The wood tops for the Float Desk are all 1.25" thick.

              Answered on 8/4/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 60x30 Desk

            Q:

            Can I purchase a new top for a Float desk I already own?
            Asked on 7/30/2013 by Furniture buyer from New York, NY

            1 answer

          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            Is the up/down motion motorized?
            Asked on 7/16/2013 by cmk

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              The height function is not motorized, but is a unique counterbalance mechanism with a simple, one-hand height adjustment lever.

              Answered on 7/16/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            It looks like there is a horizontal bar on the undersurface. Can an ergonomic keyboard tray be mounted underneath? The mount bracket for such a tray may be as long as 22" requiring at least that amount of space from the front desk edge to any horizontal obstruction.
            Asked on 7/12/2013 by Modern Ergo Furniture Fan

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              There is 16.5" underneath the desk from the front edge to the base.

              Answered on 7/12/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            what is the range of height adjustment?
            Asked on 7/11/2013 by wayne from denver

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              The Float Desk provides an exceptional 20” of height adjustability. 27” to 47” from the floor, excluding tabletop thickness.

              Answered on 7/11/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            clear glass top?
            Asked on 7/3/2013 by JN

            1 answer

            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

              A:

              The top on the Float desk needs to be securely attached to the base and requires a solid wood top.

              Answered on 7/3/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
          • Float® 48x30 Desk

            Q:

            Does this desk have any cable management features?
            Asked on 6/27/2013 by kate gardens

            1 answer

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