When it comes to seating, comfort is key…but so is space, and it can be hard for restauranteurs to keep guests comfy while having the flexibility to change up the layout of their floor. If you’re looking for seating that is rugged, durable, easy to maintain, and a breeze to clean, look no further than stacking chairs.
While the idea of stacking chairs may bring back memories of uncomfortable metal chairs you stacked and unstacked at weddings or church gatherings, today’s stacking chairs are quite comfortable and available in a variety of materials and designs.
Still not convinced? We’ve gathered a list of the top 5 reasons you should stick with stackable chairs the next time you upgrade your Sydney restaurant.
1. They Make the Most of Your Space
Let’s be honest—the stackability of these chairs is one of their top selling features. Stackable chairs are perfect for establishments with limited space, as they can be stacked high in an out-of-the-way corner and pulled out as needed. Few other seating styles offer the same flexibility.
Stackable chairs are also great for restaurants with a seasonal area (say, for example, an outdoor patio) that is only used for part of the year. Chairs are easily stacked and kept out of the way until the weather is once again suitable for outdoor dining.
2. They Allow You to Easily Change the Look of Your Layout
Stackable chairs afford Sydney restaurant owners the luxury of changing up the look of their space in a flash.
Tables can be set as four tops for weeks, then combined and extra chairs added to accommodate large parties. Owners can also create a combination of large and small tables during slower seasons, then adjust accordingly and offer multiple small tables when business picks up to accommodate higher traffic.
3. They are Easy to Move
Unlike heavier seating options, stackable chairs tend to be lightweight, making them easy to move.
But the weight of one chair stacked on another can add up, so you may want to consider investing in a stacking chair trolley. This specialised piece of equipment allows you to safely move an entire stack of chairs before unstacking. This is particularly useful in large restaurants or if you are moving sets of chairs over a long distance.
4. They’re Delightfully Durable
Stacking chairs provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing your newly purchased chairs will stand up to the everyday wear and tear that restaurant furniture must endure.
Unlike the table and chairs in your home, the furniture in restaurants is pushed, pulled, bumped, and cleaned multiple times a day. Stackable chairs made for the restaurant industry are specially designed to be ultra-durable and withstand a high level of use.
5. Available in Diverse Designs
Today’s stackable chairs are available in a wide variety of materials, colors, and designs. Whether you are looking for something traditional, a chair with a modern flare, or one that is sleek and streamlined, you’ll be able to find stacking chairs that complement the design aesthetic of your restaurant.
Stacking chairs may also be purchased in subtle, muted colors—after all, you can’t go wrong with a dark, understated chair—or can provide the bright pop of color that adds visual interest to your space.
And they are available in a variety of materials including plastic, wood, or metal.
Some Things to Consider
- If your restaurant has an exposed outdoor area, you may want to consider the material of your chairs. While most plastic and metal chairs will hold up just fine against outdoor elements, you’ll want to avoid upholstered seating. If you have wooden stacking chairs, check with the manufacturer to confirm the wood has been treated and can withstand rain and sun.
- Think about the comfort of your guests. If you have a restaurant that is more of a quick-dine establishment with a high table turnover rate, customers will likely be fine with any type of metal or plastic chair that compliments your décor. If, however, yours is a place where guests like to dine leisurely over a delicious meal, you may want to consider buying upholstered stacking chairs to provide additional comfort.
- Consider the size of your space against the weight of your stacking chairs. Some restaurant owners follow this rule of thumb—the bigger the floor, the lighter the chairs. If you have a small dining space, you may not mind moving and stacking heavier chairs. If you have a larger floor that can accommodate many chairs and seating arrangement, you may want to opt for chairs of a lighter weight.
When you decide you’re ready to explore the world of stackable chairs for your restaurant, we’re here to help. Stop by our showroom just southwest of Sydney and let our team show you the stackable seating of your dreams.
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