Choosing furniture for your business is a lot different than choosing furniture for your home. You need patterns that can hide stains, designs that can stand the test of time and construction that can withstand lots of use. Hi, my name is Mandy, and I love choosing furniture for businesses. When I was a kid, my parents actually owned a couple of hotels, and I would look through the catalogs with my mum to choose duvets and beds for the hotels. It was super fun, and I wanted to do something like that now, so I decided to create a blog on choosing furniture for your business.
Your café furniture is not supposed to be purely functional so that your customers can have their food and beverages and then leave. Instead, it should also combine comfort as well as attractiveness. The more comfortable your diners are, the more time they will spend in your café and in return the more profit you will make. Although materials such as plastic may be economical, they do not add much aesthetic appeal to this area. If you would like furniture that is both functional as well as appealing, then you should opt for teak furniture. The following are some of the reasons why you should use teak for your café furniture.
Teak furniture is innately strong
One benefit of teak being used as furniture is that the pieces are quite strong and sturdy. Although teak does have some flexibility, it is also quite dense. This means it would be able to withstand high impact without succumbing to bends or breakage. This makes this furniture suitable for lounging on outside as people enjoy their meals and drinks.
Another way that the sturdiness of teak is beneficial is that the pieces will not be easily movable. If you have children or pets running around at the cafe, the last thing that you would want is furniture suddenly tipping over. Teak can withstand being shoved and bumped into without it losing its stability. It also means the pieces will not move around if there are high gusts of wind blowing at the exterior of your café.
Teak furniture is weatherproof and insect proof
Another benefit of opting for teak furniture for your café is its weather resistant properties. With some types of outdoor furniture, you would have to move them under shelter when the weather becomes unfavourable. Teak does not require any sheltering as it is highly moisture resistant. Therefore, unlike other timber species, you can rest assured that moisture will not make it gradually develop rot.
It should also be noted that other wood species will begin to warp and crack when they are left exposed to direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time. This is not so with teak. Its natural oil keeps it well hydrated, no matter what the prevalent climate is. Lastly, teak is also resistant to wood-boring insects. The tannins that the wood produces repels these critters, hence ensuring they do not get the chance to compromise your furniture pieces.