Your cafe chairs play a key role in the success of your cafe and are one of the first things that a customer sees as they walk through your door. No matter how diligent your staff are at maintaining your cafe chairs, they will at some time have to be replaced. Chairs don’t last forever, particularly if you have a busy cafe and a quick turnover of customers. To preserve the comfort and safety of your customers you need to know when’s the right time to get rid of your old seating. Here are some signs to look out for:
You’re Using Residential Furniture
It may be that you purchased residential furniture because you saw something you liked and it was a good price. Now your business is well established, however, you should be aware that you could be putting your customers’ safety at risk. Residential furniture is constructed in a different way from commercial-grade furniture and is not designed to withstand the frequent regular use of a thriving business. As a result, it will wear out faster and no matter how well it is cared for, it could start to deteriorate and show significant signs of wear and tear.
Consider switching to commercial-grade cafe furniture. If you’re not sure where to start then the friendly, knowledgeable team at Cafe Chairs Sydney will be more than happy to offer advice and help you choose what’s best for your situation.
Signs of splintering, cracks, and minor tears
While minor rips and cracks in the framework of a chair may not seem such a big deal they can still pose a safety risk to your customers. We’re sure you wouldn’t want your customers to get splinters in their skin from a wooden frame. While small issues can generally be repaired, signs of wear and tear are a good indication that your chairs need replacing.
Dragging chairs rather than picking them up to move them can weaken the joints and cause them to become wobbly. If your chairs are wobbly then look at tightening any screws and bolts to see if this does the trick. If this doesn’t make any difference then the only solution may be to replace them. You wouldn’t want to be sued by a customer that is injured by a chair that collapses when they’re sitting on it.
Dirty, drab chairs
If your chairs look old and the fabric is faded then it’s time to replace them with modern chairs that will brighten the place up. Here at Cafe Chairs Sydney, we stock a wide range of chairs and stools in different styles, materials, and colours to suit all tastes and budgets.
Why not browse our online store for inspiration. You can order directly online for contactless collection and delivery.