Nothing is more essential to creating an enjoyable dining experience than the restaurant furniture that has been chosen by that establishment for accommodating their customers. As no two restaurants are ever alike, neither are the different styles and types of furnishings used to complete the décor in them. Factors such as the atmosphere, class, ethnicity and style are critical to the selection of the type of furniture chosen to furnish that establishment.
There is, however, one common factor involved in the selection of that restaurant furniture where each of them is concerned and that is providing their patrons with a comfortable environment so their meal is more enjoyable. Therefore, it is necessary for the restaurant owner to have a basic understanding of these furnishings so they make an informed purchasing decision to the benefit of the customer.
In addition to the factors listed above, the type of restaurant furniture that is purchased will depend on the type of establishment it is being selected for. The following are some examples of the items currently available in the industry today.
Restaurant Dining Booths – Most restaurants will have these for seating a family of up to four or five persons on bench style seats. There are two types of booth seating. One is single or double sided while the other is wall-mounted. There are also custom made booths that come in various shapes and sizes but those are more expensive and less common.
Chairs – It is imperative to have a sufficient amount of chairs for every table on the restaurant floor as well as additional ones for back-up. Chairs can also come in wood or metal depending on the type of venue and the atmosphere required.
Dining tables – These are available in rectangular, round, or square configurations and are made from different materials including metal, plastic and wood.
Lounge furniture – This type of restaurant furniture enhances the elegance of the interior décor and compliments the dinner tables that are used to accommodate customers.
Pub tables and bar stools – These taller tables and stools are used in bars, bistros, cafés, and pubs. They place customers in a higher sitting position, which is beneficial where television viewing is provided such as in sports bars and pubs.
On a closing note, choose the materials that the restaurant furniture is constructed from to complement the interior décor of the establishment to create the right atmosphere and set the proper mood.