Christmas is almost upon us and one of the busiest times of the year for our friends and customers in leisure and hospitality. But the service industry calendar never stops turning and come the New Year, we will all be thinking about getting ready and spruced up for the lighter evenings and hopefully, sunnier times.
Woodberry of Leamington Spa’s furniture can be seen in cafes, restaurants, stores, parks, holiday centres, sports venues and hotels. Getting the furniture right is essential in giving a professional yet welcoming impression to customers and guests. There are many points to consider before buying a new set of commercial outdoor furniture which include:
What will the furniture be used for? Will it be used many times a day, for example café chairs or a bench seat? Or will it be used only occasionally? It’s important to buy the right furniture for its purpose. Heavily used furniture such as café chairs need to be comfortable yet easy to move around and stack if necessary.
The styles and designs of commercial outdoor furniture vary and there are so many different styles to choose from. The style chosen should generally reflect the type of image or impression that you’re trying to create – timber furniture is warm, traditional, homely and welcoming, whereas aluminium furniture is sharp, modern and cutting edge. In any case, the style needs to suit the location and the impression that your business wants to give to customers. This brings us to the next point – users.
Who exactly will be using the commercial outdoor furniture? Will it be clients, customers, employees and employers, children, elderly adults? The furniture must be durable to withstand a lot of use and by different people. Furniture in public places must be as durable as possible as the likelihood of vandalism and damage is unfortunately high.
Commercial outdoor furniture is generally more hard wearing than home outdoor furniture, but not in every case. It’s a good idea to do some research on recommended materials for commercial outdoor furniture, as it presents two challenges: it’s exposed to the elements and it’s probably going to be used a lot so it needs to withstand wear and tear. Timber and aluminium are two popular and hard wearing materials used in commercial outdoor furniture. Many places buy furniture that have both these materials included in them – a timber seat or bench with an aluminium frame looks stylish and is durable.
Choosing your commercial outdoor furniture requires some research and time to get it right – don’t fall into the trap of buying the first things you see without considering the above points. First impressions last and the same is true for commercial outdoor furniture.
For all your outdoor furniture requirements, give us a call, we have been in the industry for 14 years and feel we are best placed to advise you on the right purchase for your business.
We look forward to hearing from you, in the meantime, we wish our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.