High traffic restaurants, casinos, hotels, and other hospitality businesses understand that damage to your hospitality furniture is a given. Between regular wear and tear, accidental damage from customers, and exposure to weather and the elements, you could be replacing your furniture sooner than you expect. Following these tips will help you get the most out of your hospitality furniture.
Don’t clutter a room.
If your customers don’t have enough space to move freely in a room, your furniture will quickly become scuffed and damaged from being kicked, bumped, and moved around. When designing the layout of a room, make sure there’s enough space for people to pass through easily without bumping into anything.
Think about function and form.
Do you have a bar area with lots of traffic or a poolside patio that faces plenty of wear and tear during the summer? Before you purchase your hospitality furniture, think about how it’s going to be used. It’s better to invest in higher quality furniture if you’re expecting it to be used frequently. For example, high quality seating is a great investment for your hospitality business because your seating will be used daily.
Follow a maintenance schedule.
The lifespan of your furniture depends on how well it’s taken care of. That’s why it’s important to create a detailed maintenance schedule for you and your employees to follow. This should include cleaning, setup procedures, and other routine maintenance such as sealants and other treatments. Make a list of any cleaning products that should be used or avoided in order to maintain the quality of your hospitality furniture.
Because every piece of furniture is different, they’ll require different methods of care and maintenance. Keep a manual for basic care and repairs for each piece.
Store your hospitality furniture between uses.
If your furniture is exposed to sunlight, or if you have outdoor furniture that might be exposed to extreme weather or temperatures, you can extend the life of your furniture by storing it when not in use.
Choose quality first.
One way to make sure your furniture will last is to choose higher quality, more durable furniture in the first place. Think about the environment your furniture will be placed in and how it will be used.