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How Often Should I Replace My Restaurant Furniture?

Commercial-grade restaurant furniture is designed to withstand consistent heavy use in areas for years to come. While it needs to be inviting and comfortable, it also must hold up to multiple cleanings.

You should replace restaurant furniture every 5-10 years. However, many variables play a role in replacing restaurant furniture, including the materials used to manufacture your restaurant seating and tables, whether the furniture is indoor or outdoor, how heavily it’s used, and the quality of its care.

Even when restaurant furniture appears to be in excellent condition, it may need to be replaced just to revitalize your venue.

How Long Do Restaurant Chairs Last?

Typically, chairs and booths will land in that average 5–10-year lifespan. However, barstools may need to be replaced sooner. Barstools will see more wear and tear than booths because they’re more likely to be sat on for long periods of time. As a result, you may need to replace them more frequently than other types of restaurant furniture.

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Furniture Use and Placement

Yet for family-style restaurants and diner-type venues, booth seating might see as much wear and tear as barstools. Children tend to climb into booth seating and are more active, which can place this type of restaurant seating under greater duress.

Outdoor restaurant furniture will also tend to have a shorter lifespan than indoor seating. Even with proper care, outdoor furniture is more susceptible to the elements and needs to be replaced more frequently.

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What About Furniture in an Indoor Lounge Area?

If you have an indoor lounge area in your restaurant, replace the furniture every 3-5 years. This will help to keep your space looking fresh and inviting.

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When Should I Replace My Restaurant Tables?

Tables generally have a longer lifespan than chairs and other types of restaurant furniture. You can typically get away with replacing tables every 10-15 years. However, this will depend on the materials used to construct the table, how often it’s used, and whether it’s indoor or outdoor furniture.

Outdoor restaurant tables will need to be replaced more frequently than indoor tables. Just like with chairs and barstools, outdoor tables are more susceptible to damage from the elements.

You should be conducting thorough furniture inspections yearly, if not more often. It’s a good idea to have an outside consultant weigh in on the appearance of your restaurant and its furniture so that a different perspective is in play. It’s easier to miss when a venue needs a refresh if you are too familiar with it. Familiarity is often a challenge to proper discernment.

How Can I Extend the Life of my Commercial-Grade Furniture?

The best way to extend the life of your restaurant chairs is to practice regular maintenance. This includes wiping down the chairs after each use and cleaning them with a mild soap and water solution.

We offer tips on how to care for bistro chairs here.  You can get tips on caring for restaurant tables here.

Contact Beaufurn for all your restaurant furniture needs, from chairs and barstools to tables and booth seating. We offer a broad range of commercial-grade furniture specifically for the hospitality industry.