5 Critical Factors in Choosing Dining Furniture
Dining area objectives should be simple; to provide a clean and comfortable space for employees, visitors, or populations within a facility. The goal is to provide seating and surfaces that are, above all, practical.
Here are five factors to consider when choosing dining furniture for your facility.
- Practicality means durability. Dining furniture is arguably the most abused furniture in a facility. It must endure daily use, staining liquids and foods, harsh cleaning agents, and constant movement. Having durable goods designed for abuse is the first requirement when selecting dining furniture.
- Consider your cleaning requirements when selecting dining furniture. Facilities may require frequent cleaning and sanitization that surfaces must be able to endure to ensure longevity.
- Look for safety features for intensive use environments. Manipulation of furniture can create contraband, and the furniture itself can be a weapon. Look to characteristics such as molded-in edge banding, ganging, and ballasting to ensure a safe dining area in your facility.
- Flexibility is critical to rapidly changing dining environments. Modular dining furniture is essential in multi-use areas where needs are continually shifting.
- Don’t ignore aesthetics. Despite your specific needs, you should always seek to create an attractive environment. Even heavy-use, durable goods can contribute to a pleasing dining experience.
Take inventory of your specific needs in a dining environment, and contact your Norix sales representative for furniture recommendations.