Slide on desk dividers are very popular due to the fact that it simply slides on and slides off. As offices become flexible in design so too has the furniture. We find these types of desk dividers in call centers or shared workplaces. Because of the dividers flexibility, staff can enjoy the best of both worlds – collaborating and privacy.

Things to consider before placing an order for a slide on desk divider

The height

You can make the slide on divider as high as you like above desk  but we would not recommend over 27.5″ high.  The reason being is that it can start to impact stability of the screen and make them appear to be to top heavy. Best practice would be to sit at desk with a ruler or tape measure to see how high you need it to be for your purpose. Maybe you need complete privacy from your neighbor next door or you prefer to peak over from time to time. ( In Covid – times , most people opt for more facial coverage)

Desk depth

The depth of the slide on divider is pretty much dependent on the depth of your desk. Whilst you could get away with a shorter divider , you don’t want it to be too long that it sticks out at the back of the desk. Most desks range between 23″ and 36″ deep.

Location of any beams or frames under the desk

This specification is probably the most important. Most workstation desks have a beam running between the legs to provide support for the top. To ensure the slide on divider  slides on, the measurement between the edge of desk and beam needs to be determined. The slide on under side may need to be adjusted to avoid hitting the beam when slid onto the desk top.

On the odd occasion the desk may actually have a box frame in which case a slide on divider would not be suitable and you may want to opt for a desk mounted divider which needs to be drilled in or a free standing desk divider like Screen-ED

Desk top thickness

Desktop thickness can come in all shapes and thicknesses. To prevent a loose fit, the desk top thickness needs to be measured accurately. If the slide on screen is cut to big, the screen will be loose it will flop to the side; if cut to small it may not slide on at all. Remember to submit your desk thickness at checkout when ordering online.

Creating more of an overhang.

An often forgotten specification. If you want to create more of a nook type feel,  we can create more of an overhang at the front of the desk. In other words, you will have more privacy coverage along side your seat too and not just on the worktop.

Mumble stocks a set of standard and popular slide on desk dividers. We also manufacture  many variations to suit customer needs on a weekly basis. Check out our Slide on Desk Dividers