No matter your particular industry, picking out outdoor furniture for your commercial space can be a daunting endeavour. As an important and very visible investment, your outdoor furniture pieces can set the tone for your business to your prospective audience. Well-made, high quality pieces will not only be more durable for the long term, but may showcase features that make day-to-day operations more efficient. The following are few factors to consider when selecting your commercial outdoor furniture.
SETTING THE TONE.
Contract furniture comes in numerous materials and styles to suit both you and your business. Our most popular lines for hotels and restaurants include rattan and teak pieces. Rattan furniture can best complement a more traditional, and relaxed environment, whereas teak can be placed in both traditional and more contemporary settings, depending on the exact style and setting. Metal furniture, whether complemented with glass, wood or mesh fabric, can lean towards a more modern look.
THINK ABOUT MAINTENANCE.
Commercial furniture should be easy to use, not only for your customers but also for you and your staff. The easiest of furniture pieces require no cushions to make them feel comfortable, whether by ergonomic contouring on harder materials such as the teak, or a certain amount of give on mesh fabric seats or rattan chairs. Take the time to test out various pieces in our London showroom before making your decision. If you would like cushions on your outdoor furniture, consider our exclusive range of waterproof cushions – covered with waterproof and stain-proof fabric.
FOCUS ON USABILITY.
In most contexts, furniture pieces that are easy to manoeuvre provide the most flexibility for group sizes that are constantly fluctuating. The ability for a customer to pull up a seat, in both dining and conversational situations, can go a long way to making them feel at home. For you, the ability to reconfigure quickly and easily can be crucial on a busy day.
STORE YOUR FURNITURE.
Stackable furniture can be invaluable in a commercial environment where storage may be at a premium. For hotels and restaurants that may need to bring their furniture inside at the end of the day, being able to easily and quickly consolidate furniture pieces is a major timesaver. For pieces that are a bit more unwieldy, furniture covers can provide some protection from the elements, and prolong the life of your furniture pieces by years.
For advice or quotations regarding quality commercial furniture, please call our office number on 020 8804 7474.