COMMERCIAL VS RESIDENTIAL PATIO FURNITURE
When evaluating outdoor furniture, whether for business or personal usage, most consumers search for the same qualities they appreciate in indoor furniture. In addition to price, they priorities affordability, style, comfort, and quality. The sole distinction is that patio furniture is made to withstand exposure to severe weather conditions. Home and commercial-grade outdoor furniture vary significantly in design and material utilization, much like indoor commercial and home furniture.
Aluminum commercial patio furniture is your best choice if you live in a place with a lot of humidity or regular downpours since it is resistant to water-based stains. To avoid corrosion and discoloration in temperate areas, you may choose commercial-grade steel or iron outdoor furniture with a powder-coat finish. Due to its resistance to temperature variations, tempered glass, plastic teak, and resin are frequently utilized outside.
Plastic teak, which looks like teak wood without the upkeep and is lightweight, long-lasting, environmentally friendly, minimal maintenance, and waterproof, is swiftly gaining popularity. Tabletops made of resin don’t need to be painted or sealed. They won’t readily fade, break, rot, or peel and naturally keep their brilliance. They also resist high temperatures and are fire resistant.
Many visitors choose to eat outside when the weather allows. A restaurant patio layout may assist in creating a festive atmosphere and an outdoor haven. The structure and positioning of the patio furniture may significantly influence the design. Visitors will feel at ease thanks to the plastic teak tables and chairs with contrasting aluminum frames. A resin table with a light marble surface and aluminum bamboo rattan seats make a pavement cafe appear in Paris.
A rooftop bar or outdoor lounge might be ideal for sophisticated happy hours, with spectacular views, romantic outdoor lighting, fake wicker bar stools, and matching cushioned seats. Even metal chairs in the beach style are available to give your visitors the impression that they are on vacation.
Residential outdoor furniture has to be changed every couple of seasons, especially when exposed to bad weather. Still, materials used for outdoor business furniture survive for years under optimum circumstances and routine care. Most patio furniture products can resist various factors for a lifetime and still appear like new. Another significant factor that affects durability is used.
Because they are not utilized as frequently as the outdoor furniture you see on restaurant patios or by the pool at well-known hotels and resorts, residential patio tables suffer less wear and tear. The restaurants outside chairs and bar stools include a support bar beneath for maximum robustness. In general, commercial patio furniture is made of more durable materials.
The powder coating and baking of the metal frame increases its resistance to corrosion and flaking. Additionally, powder coating produces a thick, dense finish with a smoother surface that is less likely to collect dust and dirt accumulation, making it easier to maintain and more hygienic.
Foam padding in various densities, firmness, and fire resistance is initially applied to the upholstered furniture seat. Contrary to domestic furniture, contract furniture is subject to stricter safety regulations, and frequently, for a minor additional charge, the most rigorous restrictions—such as CAL 133—can be imposed.
Residential furniture often has a one-year warranty for wood chairs and a one- to six-month warranty for metal chairs. On the other hand, a commercial table provides a lifetime structural warranty for metal chairs and a 3-year guarantee for wood furniture built in the USA.
The typical weight capability for residential wood chairs and bar stools is about 250 lbs. On the other hand, commercial wood chairs and bar seats have weight restrictions of 350 lbs or more and are constructed with mortise and tendon joints strengthened with glue and screws, as well as extra D or H stretchers for further strength.
Commercial-grade metal furniture is often built with 16-18 gauge steel, whereas residential metal furniture is typically produced with 22 or 24-gauge steel (the lower the gauge number, the stronger the metal frame).