How to Clean and Maintain Stacking Chairs

Date Published 23rd September 2015

Many hospitality business owners understand the need to use stacking chairs when furnishing their establishments. The ability to stack restaurant and cafe chairs conveniently when they are not being used means it is much easier to arrange tables and seating as required.

However, cleaning and maintaining stacking chairs can sometimes be a little more time-consuming than simply taking care of specific hospitality seating that remains in place all the time.

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Here are some tips that will help you choose, maintain, and care for your establishments stacking chairs.

Outdoor Cafe Chairs

Many establishment owners incorporate an alfresco dining area for patrons to enjoy sitting outside. Choosing the right outdoor cafe furniture intended for use outside is an important consideration.

Most outdoor cafe tables and chairs often need to be moved out into the outdoor area at the start of the working day and packed away again at night. For this reason, it makes sense to choose stacking chairs that can be moved into place quickly and stored again conveniently.

If you have chosen aluminium or heavy-duty plastic cafe chairs, ask staff members to wipe down the seat tops before each chair is stacked. As chairs are brought outside again at the start of each day, wipe the tops down again to remove any scuff marks or dust left on the seat from the underside of the chair that was stacked above it overnight.

Stacking Bar Stools

If the style of bar stools you have chosen allows the stools to be stacked when not in use, it is important to make sure that the stools do not get scuffed or scratched. Always check that the bases of the stools legs have protective covers on them which are either plastic stoppers or felt undersides. This will reduce the amount of scuffing on stools as you stack them on top of each other. If the stools you have chosen have cushioned seats, be sure to wipe the top of the fabric or vinyl with a clean, damp cloth to remove surface grime before each stool is stacked.

Stacking Hotel Furniture

Some hotels utilise the same areas for multiple purposes. During meal times, a section of the hotel may be set up with restaurant furniture to accommodate dining patrons. When the kitchen is closed, some establishments convert the dining area into a larger function area or nightclub area.

It is important that staff members are able to pack and stack away restaurant furniture quickly and easily in order to begin setting up bar furniture for evening patrons. In some cases, you may have other hotel furniture to set up once the dining tables and chairs have been packed away.

With so much furniture being switched around and packed away, it is important to choose the right style of furnishings to suit your needs. Ideally, the furniture you choose should be very durable and able to withstand being stacked when not in use without causing damage to cushions or frames.

At the same time, it is also important to consider worker safety, so the commercial furniture you choose also needs to be relatively easy to move around and care for at the same time. If you are unsure about the best way to increase the longevity of your stacking chairs, discuss your specific needs with your chosen restaurant furniture suppliers. Here at Nextrend Furniture, we offer a large selection of stacking chairs and we can recommend a specific style or design that may be better suited to your needs.