Measures for the maintenance of furniture in restaurants and beach bars

The overall look and feel of your store reflects your brand, your style and your character. The condition of the furniture, both internally and externally, will have a significant impact on your customers and whether or not they return to your establishment. Cleanliness is a very important point for customer satisfaction and it is essential to ensure that the furnishings of your premises remain clean and disinfected at all times so that your customers have the best possible experience. For this reason, we want to show you some measures for the maintenance of furniture in restaurants and beach bars that you can not miss.


Buying furniture for professionals
is a big initial outlay, so it is important to get it right. Buying this type of furniture instead of domestic furniture is an absolute necessity. Commercial furniture is designed to withstand the number of people who use it daily or the different weather conditions it has to withstand if it is located outdoors. Quality contract furniture is extremely resistant, however, it does require maintenance at times. Excessive use and poor maintenance can cause your furniture to last much less time than it should.

Measures for furniture maintenance

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Conduct regular inspections

To maintain the upkeep of your facility’s furniture and ensure long-term durability, be sure to schedule monthly inspections from day one. In fact, we recommend more regular checks on furniture located in high-use areas and, in particular, on outdoor furniture that is exposed to various weather conditions.

Making small but regular adjustments can make a big difference to the lifespan of the restaurant or beach bar furniture, as well as ensuring a better and safer customer experience. At each inspection, consider the following:

  • Make sure that all the tables tables y chairs are stable and do not wobble. No customer likes to have to put napkins on the table or chair that limps.
  • If you have purchased any furniture that requires some form of self-assembly, make sure the screws are tightened securely. Welded parts are much less prone to loose joints and are perfect for contract furniture.
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  • Examine the table tops to see if they move, using force with both hands. If there is any movement, make sure the board is securely attached to the base.
  • Also check any upholstery for tears or stains. It is best to repair even a small cut as soon as possible before it gets bigger.
  • Inspect the plastic legs of tables and chairs to make sure they are not damaged.
  • If you have to move furniture, try not to drag it. This can cause significant damage.
  • Set aside or discard any items that may present a risk to your customers.

Clean and disinfect the furniture after each customer

With all the sanitary crisis experienced during these months, it is essential to disinfect the furniture after each use. Many of these materials used in the manufacture of hospitality furniture are fully prepared to resist the different cleaning products used. Even so, we want to give you some tips and suggestions on the care of specific materials, as they all respond differently to care. It is very important to make sure that your restaurant staff knows which one to use at all times in order to prevent damage to the furniture.

Fabrics

Most stains can be easily treated with a damp cloth, but it is important to treat them immediately so that the drink or food does not settle on the fabric. Some materials will require specialized cleaning products, but before spraying on a visible area, it is worth doing a test on a non-visible area to check that the area is not damaged. Be sure to blot the stain before applying water or a cleaning solution and try to remove the stain rather than rubbing it, as this can embed the stain further into the fibers of the fabric. Vacuum dust and crumbs and dry with a soft bristle brush.

Place upholstered furniture out of direct sunlight and away from any radiators if possible, as this can cause the fabric to discolor. Remember that furniture material can easily absorb odors, and therefore, if possible, keep them away from the kitchen and ensure effective ventilation.

Leather

Any spills can be wiped up with a damp cloth. The important thing is that you NEVER use detergent. Be sure to use gentle movements and then repeat using clean water. Periodic professional cleaning is recommended.

Aluminum

Clean with mild soap/detergent and water and ensure that any excess is removed. All our aluminum furniture is rust-proof, making them ideal for outdoor or indoor use.

Wood

It must be remembered that wood is a natural product and therefore there will always be a variation in color. Wood will age over time and this will accelerate when exposed to sunlight. Wood products can be cleaned with a water soluble solution to remove any build-up of grease and dirt and be sure to remove any excess water immediately and never use abrasive cleaners. Many wood products also require periodic waxing for added protection.

Care of outdoor furniture

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We recommend that, in bad weather conditions, you store all outdoor furniture under cover or indoors.
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whenever possible. Of course, there are materials more suitable for outdoor spaces, such as rattan or aluminum, as well as certain woods such as Iroko wood.

Make use of coasters and placemats

Always use something to protect the table when serving hot food or drinks and also a small tray, candlestick or candle holder when burning candles.

Rotate furniture for uniform use

It is prudent to periodically rotate furniture around your facility, as this can ensure an even distribution of wear and tear, as there are certain areas of your facility that are likely to have higher traffic and use. It is not always easy to do this, as some of the furniture in the room may only fit in specific areas, but rotating furniture to quieter areas will reduce wear and tear by distributing it evenly across the furniture.

As you can see, there is a lot you can do to maintain your business furniture. Always make sure you buy contract furniture and, as with everything, the better it is cared for, the longer it will last.

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