Being in charge of even the smallest cafe can be an overwhelming task with so many different aspects to consider each day to make it a successful outcome. The most important element of the hospitality industry in general is managing your bottom line effectively so that you make a profit. To do this, you need to keep a close eye on the large ticket items such as chairs and tables, since these need to be kept to a minimum in order for you to achieve your profitability figures. One way to justify a large expenditure on commercial furniture is to ensure that you buy wisely so that your furniture lasts for several years. Although many cafe owners invest a lot of cash into their furniture, it’s just as important to invest time and money on cafe chair maintenance. We’ve put together a few tips on chair maintenance which every cafe owner should be following:
Protection from the elements
Brisbane as you know has a harsh climate with scorching sun one minute and heavy thunderstorms another. In order to extend the life of your chairs it’s important to protect them from elements such as these. Whether your chairs are metal, wood, or plastic, overexposure to sun, wind and rain, is likely to take its toll on your commercial furniture after a while. Choosing products which are UV resistant or have been given an additional coat of weatherproofing, is therefore crucial.
Another thing you should be doing to prolong the life of your cafe chairs, as well as their aesthetic appeal is to clean them on a regular basis. Depending on the type of material, we’d recommend a minimum of once a week to ensure their long life. It pays to to read up on the best way to clean your chairs depending on what they’re made from. Metal chairs for instance, can be wiped down with plain water but need to be dried thoroughly so that they don’t rust. Don’t use an abrasive cleaner or you could scratch them. Polypropylene chairs can be cleaned in the same way but you don’t need to be so thorough about drying them. If in doubt, then always check out the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Nuts and bolts
Finally, it’s recommended that you check all the nuts and bolts holding your chairs together. This needn’t be done every week, but we’d suggest that you do it at least once a month.
If you follow these basics of chair cleaning then they should live a long and happy life/
Here at Cafe Chairs Sydney we stock a wide range of cafe chairs made from an assortment of materials including wood, steel, aluminium, polypropylene, and rattan and can advise you on the best way to keep them looking as good as new. If you need more information on any of our products then just call us on (02) 8379 7737 and our knowledgeable staff will be pleased to assist you.