Choosing The Right Cafe Furniture For Your Business

by James Bateman on September 15, 2013

cafe-furniture-1When it comes to choosing the right cafe furniture for your business the task can end up being quite a challenge. Some people think it is easy to find quality furniture for your business establishment. The truth is that it can be difficult to choose a set of furniture that will fit well with your business. You may find out that the furniture you choose is actually driving new customers away rather than attracting them. You should be aware that even attractive furniture can drive your clientele away for varied reasons. Lets get started on what things to avoid when selecting the furniture you want for your cafe.

Material Types

Climate should play a big factor in what furniture you choose. If you live in an area that is cold you should avoid aluminum as it will get very cold when temperatures drop. Aluminum is also known to reach very hot temperatures in the summer months. If you are set on using aluminum chairs and tables make sure that they are not in direct sunlight. This will ensure customers can enjoy them during hotter days. Leather is another popular choice for cafe use. Similar to aluminum, leather can get very hot when exposed to direct sunlight. Leather should be used sparingly in outdoor areas. Some kind of awning or umbrella would be ideal when leather is used

Choose Durable Cushioning

Durable cushioning on your patio will help customers enjoy their stay at your establishment. Studies have found that customers that are comfortable while at a business are more patient and satisfied with their overall experience. When choosing your outdoor cafe cushions don’t forget to choose something that is durable as well as comfortable. A cushion that isn’t durable won’t last long in harsher environments. You should also be aware that your cafe will be frequently visited so a durable cushion in addition to well-made furniture is a must. One more tip before we move on is to check whether or not spills will be easy to clean on the material your considering. If spills and other messes are easy to wipe off it will be that much easier to keep your cafe area clean.

cafe-furniture-8Investing In Designer Furniture

Many new businesses choose to invest in designer cafe furniture to help improve the look of their establishment. The problem with this is that designer furniture can be expensive and typically is less durable than other furniture types. Your furniture has to remain in great condition because it will reflect on your business negatively if it becomes dilapidated. Having to replace or repair damaged designer furniture can be very costly and can even cause some businesses to close their doors for good.

Be sensible when buying cafe furniture for your business. Choose attractive pieces for your cafe area, but make sure you do not overlook the importance of durability. Also select a furniture material type that fits well with the climate that your business is established. With the right combination you will easily be able to achieve the right atmosphere for your cafe.

About James Bateman

James Bateman has written 38 post in this blog.

James is a self taught expert on furniture and furniture restoration. He also has experience in furniture sales. When he is not obsessing over furniture he loves to walk his dog Max on the beach.

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