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Name the first Irishman you see in the spring?Paddy O'Furniture
Poor pun, but a good reminder that the outdoor dining season is right around the corner.
If you currently have an eating area outdoors at your establishment or are considering patio or deck seating, there are several points to consider.
Will the furniture need to be stored, either at the end of the day or the end of the season? If so, chairs that stack and tables that can fold up or disassemble would be worth considering.
Is the area in direct sun? You may want to consider tables with umbrellas and/or cushions on metal chairs to avoid glare.
Is the area subject to heavy wind? Lighter plastic furniture, though less expensive and easier to move, can blow away easily. Wrought Iron or Aluminum might be preferable.
What will most of your patrons be wearing? Strap or sling furniture is more comfortable and dries quicker if your clientele might be in bathing suits.
Cast aluminum furniture is impervious to the elements and is thus good for areas where the furniture may be left out all year long. Wrought Iron is also resistant to weather, but not as much as aluminum. Plastic can take rain, but is more inclined to fade over time and can blow around easily.
Teak furniture can look very nice in an outdoor setting but will require more maintenance over time, which is why ORS is making the switch to the more durable Synthetic teak.
All the materials have tradeoffs, and if you're not sure which is best for your operation, give us a call and let us help you in your choice of outdoor commercial seating.