Restaurant tables and chairs will probably be the most expensive investment you'll make to the front of house. Knowing that, it's pretty clear that long-lasting durability is probably top of mind in you buying decision (next to price, of course). Don't think that you can get by with picking up furniture at your local retailer. Not only will you be replacing that furniture sooner than later, but it could pose a serious safety risks to guests if it is not equipped to handle a commercial environment. From commercial bar stools, to restaurant chairs, tables, child seating, outdoor planters and more, at Tundra Restaurant Supply we have a diverse selection of restaurant furniture to suit your needs!
Durability and Style
Your restaurant furniture selections tell customers a lot about your brand, style of food and overall culture. Choose furniture wisely—don't opt for industrial bar stools if most of your clientele are older and require more comfortable (and lower) seating options. Be practical about your furniture because remember, guests will (hopefully) be sitting in it for an hour or so while they eat their meals! In addition to comfort, you want something durable as well. Commercial furniture is designed to meet the heavy demands of a restaurant; the last thing you want is a chair to break while a guest is sitting in it! Should an accident occur, you want to make sure that your furniture is rated for a commercial business.
Restaurant furniture manufacturers not only have durability in mind, but also ease-of-use. With tabletops that fold easily for storage and carrying to adjustable table legs that prevent the annoying "wobble", commercial furniture manufacturers design with the operators in mind.
Indoor Restaurant Furniture versus Outdoor Restaurant Furniture
You might like the style of your indoor restaurant tables and chairs and think you can use the same for your outdoor patio—wrong! In many cases, commercial furniture designated as "indoor" furniture is that way because it lacks the proper seals and/or materials to withstand the outdoor elements. Moisture and humidity are not your friends when it comes to furniture, and certain materials will quickly rust or degrade when exposed to rain and snow. Also consider how the hot, midday sun will affect your outdoor furniture; if you live in dry climates, steer away from wood, which will quickly dry out, splinter, and ultimately split (posing a serious safety risk for guests). When shopping for patio furniture, opt for pieces specifically designated for outdoor use for the most durable, long-lasting option.
Additional Restaurant Furniture Accessories
Outfitting your restaurant with the right furniture is much more than just picking out a few tables and chairs. Though not required by law, adding a few child seating options like high chairs and booster seats are highly recommended for making families feel comfortable dining at your establishment. If you're shopping for an outdoor patio, be sure to equip your space with tables that accommodate umbrellas—and don't forget umbrellas! Umbrellas provide much-needed protection from the hot sun as well as safety during unexpected afternoon showers. Finally, consider adding some outdoor planters and outdoor patio fencing to really make your outdoor space shine.