Commercial outdoor furniture is commonly located outside of retail establishments. Typical residential outdoor furniture is made of materials that are not as hardy, and will not hold up to heavy use over multiple years. An outdoor chair for use at a home, for instance, is intended to be used occasionally, by a few people. Since it's used less often, things for residential use can typically be made of more delicate materials, and still manage to perform their function well for a family.
Commercial outdoor furniture, on the other hand, is expected to hold up to probably hundreds or even thousands of people using the furniture over time. They get run into with shopping carts, and have things dropped and spilled on them, likely more often than would happen at a home. People also sometimes tend to take better care of their own things than other people's things, so you can't even count on people not mistreating the commercial outdoor furniture. For these reasons, commercial outdoor furniture is made of hardier material that is more resistant to stain and damage. Wood, metal, and precast concrete will all tend to hold up well when utilized in commercial outdoor furniture.
If your establishment is looking to purchase furniture for an outdoor patio or sidewalk area, you are likely looking for seating with or without tables, and perhaps refuse containers. If you're looking for commercial outdoor furniture for seating, you may choose between individual chairs, or benches. For chairs and benches you have options like with or without seat backs, and the kinds of coatings you might want on the furniture. Metal furniture can be powder coated. There are also options like vinyl coating for comfort. You can choose color options to suit your establishment's needs. You'll need to decide whether or not you'll want the furniture to be secured to the ground, as well.
There are several options for tables, as you can get them as an all-in-one style, where the table and chairs are all one piece of furniture, or separate tables and chairs. An advantage of an all-in-one style is that there's a decreased security concern, as the fact that the seating is attached to the table provides a deterrent to would-be chair thieves. An advantage to the separate pieces of furniture is that the patrons can position the furniture to be most comfortable while eating. All-in-one tables can be designed to allow for wheelchair access. The table would just have an extended piece of table top, that isn't over the bench seating option for the picnic table.
Some commercial outdoor furniture is even made with recycled materials. You may be able to find a lengthy warranty on a recycled material bench or table. These may need less maintenance, have better bug resistance (since they aren't made of wood to attract bugs like termites), be cleaned and repaired easily, and even, ultimately, be recycled again. Since they are cleaned and repaired easily, they may make your commercial outdoor furniture less appealing to vandals.
As you continue to read through our selection of outdoor furniture, keep in mind we stand ready to answer any questions you may have about our offerings including Cast Aluminum Outdoor Furniture, Picnic Tables, Commercial Trash Cans, Street And Park Benches, Recycled Outdoor Furniture, Pool Slides & Wood Outdoor Furniture. Check out our Commercial Outdoor Furniture Blog. Call us at 727-561-7349 whenever such questions arise and let one of our experts help you make the right choice. Our home office is located in Houston, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI