The main objective for any hotel establishment is that their customers enjoy the experience and want to return. To make this happen, it is essential to choose good furniture with care, so that it will impress with its design and make the customer feel comfortable.
Of course, this will also apply to the terrace area. The perfect place for the customer to relax and enjoy throughout the year. As we said earlier, pay a lot of attention to detail and make your terrace really special by differentiating yourself from the rest of the competition in the area.
However, choosing the furniture for your outdoor space may not be quite so simple. The amount of choice is almost endless. What aspects should you look for when choosing a certain model of table or chair? How do you achieve maximum comfort for your customers? What is the most suitable material?
In this post, we will try to answer these and other questions about how to choose the best furniture for hotel terraces.
When choosing the tables and chairs that you are going to put into your establishment, you should keep in mind that they need to be both comfortable and practical.
On the one hand, customers want to enjoy seating that allows them to relax while they eat or drink and to have tables that are solid and adequately large. Therefore, you should use tables that are stable and that allow customers to eat in a relaxed and comfortable manner, ergonomic chairs in which the customers can relax and enjoy as much time as possible. Because of this, it is essential to have a specialist manufacturer who will take a lot of care during the design phase of the furniture.
If the customer feels uncomfortable at their table, this may be a sufficient reason for them to complain. The non-slip blocks, which will be very useful in avoiding this situation, are included in all our chair models, as are the height adjusters that you will find on most of the Ezpeleta tables, which allow you to adjust the height of the table to provide greater comfort.
When choosing the size, if you have a large space, you can play with the table-top sizes for a single table model, and in this way, make it easier to accommodate larger groups of diners. For example, our MEET table is available in 6 different sized table-tops, designed for groups of 4 to 8 diners.
If you prefer to opt for a single, smaller table-top size, it may be convenient to choose a table manufactured in a light and resistant material such as polypropylene. In this way, if you have a large group of customers, you will be able to quickly join various tables together with the minimum effort. This is the case for our QUATRO table or the ONE SQUARE , designed by Aitor García de Vicuña from AGV Studio.
For terraces located in small spaces, high tables, such as our URBAN table, may be the best solution. They occupy less space which means that you will be able fit in a larger number of diners.
The comfort of our customers is not the only important thing to consider when choosing terrace furniture. You also need to keep in mind the convenience to your staff. Firstly, you should check if they are able to move the tables and chairs with ease. In order to do this, think carefully and keep in mind the size of the terrace, the number of tables and chairs and where they will be placed.
Remember to choose furniture that is easy to clean, disinfect and clear away. Especially on busy days, because both you and the customers will be grateful for this. With this in mind, we recommend that you think about furniture that is stain-resistant and manufactured in light materials, as well as being easy to move and transport.
When it comes to the design and manufacture of our furniture, this is one aspect that we keep very much in mind with Ezpeleta, and the reason why we have opted for polypropylene. Chairs, such as ROD or FADO, the ATTIC stool or the already mentioned QUATRO table, among many other items that you can find in our catalogue, will facilitate these routine tasks considerably.
Likewise, to make it easier to clear away your terrace, we recommend choosing stackable chairs and tables. Another fantastic choice is stackable tables, such as QUATRO FOLD and KOS. This way you can tidy your terrace quickly and then you can relax.
In short, when choosing comfort, we suggest that you think both about the customer and about yourself. With more practical furniture, you will be able to work better and this will be reflected in your work and the in quality of service that you offer.
Terrace furniture has to be hard-wearing. Those tables and chairs are going to be used by many people every day, and they will also be exposure to the inclemency of the weather, which makes the durability of their materials is an essential factor.
There are various options for materials on the market. When it comes to choosing the best one for you, there are several aspects that you need to keep in mind.
Some establishments choose plastic furniture because it is a cheap material which is hard-wearing and light. Others choose aluminium furniture because this material doesn’t rust and is tough. There is also wooden furniture, which is a very aesthetic choice, but one that requires more care for its maintenance. The same applies to wicker, a material that is very cooling for the summer, but which may easily deteriorate when exposed to the sun and rain.
As you can see, some materials are more resistant than others. In Ezpeleta, as we have already commented throughout the length of this article, we have opted for polypropylene.
Polypropylene is a plastic material which has many advantages: it is light, comfortable, hard-wearing, tough, recyclable and is very versatile in so far as colours and designs.
In this particular case, we want to highlight this furniture’s resistance to knocks and to continuous use, which is so important when it is going to be used professionally. It is also stronger than other materials when exposed to the sun, rain and other natural phenomena.
In short, terrace furniture manufactured in polypropylene is able to resist the conditions required by an outdoor hotel location for years, which makes it an ideal choice for your bar or restaurant. Furthermore, these qualities will enable you to save on maintenance costs and in renovating the furniture.
We hope that we have answered your questions on how to choose furniture for your terrace. If you require further information or individual advice, call us or complete this form and we will put you in touch with a distributor in your area.