Your restaurant is only half as good as the food you offer. The rest of the charm depends on the ambiance, and the furniture determines a major chunk of that. If you’re a sound businessman, you’d focus on the least depreciation of your restaurant furniture. This is why maintenance of your furniture is of utmost importance. Now there are a few tricks to the trade. Learn them well, and maintaining the restaurant will get much easier than it seems.
Teach your employees the art of handling restaurant furniture
While the right cleaning process is very important for different kinds of furniture, your employees must be sensitized about the correct way to handle the furniture. This extends the longevity of the furniture by several years. First of all, your employees should know the right way to move around a chair and a table is to lift them and carry them from one place to another – never drag them across the floor. Dragging them not only ruins the legs of chairs and the tables but also damages the floor. In case you have hardwood flooring on your restaurant, make sure the chairs and tables are removed before cleaning the floor. This is advised because some of the products used for cleaning the floor may not be compatible with the material of the furniture, and might lead to clouding, staining or some other form of damage. It is also very important to make sure that you don’t use any cleaning product that is too abrasive on your furniture. Most importantly, the seating arrangement in your restaurant should be cleaned, vacuumed or wiped down at closing, and any damage or instability noticed in this process should be immediately informed to the management.
Caring is the key
While it’s very important to choose the right kind of furniture cleaner, it only forms just part restaurant furniture maintenance. It needs more attention to provide proper care of your restaurant furniture. When it comes to upholstery or fabric, it’s recommended that you follow the instructions provided by the manufactures to avoid any sort of damage. It’s also a good idea to spot test a cleaning product. You should spot test on an area that isn’t visible to the customer. It’s always advisable to stay away from using sharp tools or objects that could damage the furniture. Abrasive cleaning tools such as hard bristle brushes and sandpaper can be dangerous for wooden and metal furniture. However, the chances are less on plastic chairs and plastic tables. Do not use any sharp tools or objects that could cause damage to your chairs. Avoiding abrasive cleaning products is critical to protecting your furniture, especially wood and metal chairs. If you’re not sure what kind of cleaning products to go for, stick to soap and water to be on the safe side. Make sure you check the screws of the furniture once every month. If they get loose, tighten them immediately.
Here are a few tips on choosing the right kind of cleaning product depending on the kind of furniture you use:
Use a mixture of dish soap and warm water to clean your wooden restaurant furniture. Gently wipe the surface off and dry thoroughly when finished. It’s important to avoid citrus-based products as they can strip the finish. It’s also recommended that you use furniture polish every three months. Whatever product you’re using, don’t change the brand between cleanings as this may cause the wood to take a cloudy appearance. Dust the chairs regularly and wipe off the dust against the grain treating the chairs with paste wax every four months is also a great way to disguise minor damages and small scratches. In case there are spots or burns, use ammonia to get rid of them but do a quick spot test before that. To get rid of water rings, use steel wool and paste wax.
When it comes to metal furniture, it’s best to use non-abrasive household cleaning products or simply mild soap and water. All you have to do us spray the solution on the furniture and wipe dry with a cloth. However, you have to make sure that the cleaner doesn’t dry on the surface as it may damage the finish. Remove the dirt build-up with a soft-bristled brush.
For upholstery and fabric, you should use a vacuum attachment and a dry towel. Blot up spills with the towel and clean the dirt and dust off the surface with the vacuum.
Plastic furniture probably requires the least amount of products and techniques when it comes to maintaining restaurant furniture. Use non-abrasive household cleaning products or mild soap and water. Simply spray the solution on the plastic and wipe it dry.
That’s all you need to know about keeping your restaurant furniture squeaky clean.
Diwali is the time for homecoming. Coming back to home brightly lit with candles and lights, and a doorway adorned with rangoli, is a wonderful feeling, isn’t it? As you must have already done your bit to make your homeDiwali ready, here are some ways to make your home fun, welcoming and pretty much the best place to spend the festival of lights.
Get all set for a good game of cards!
Is your house the place where the entire neighbourhood comes to play the traditional game of teen patti every Diwali? A solid and exquisite plastic table is what you need to set the mood for the game. Spread a nice velvet sheet across the table to give the game a royal feel. You also want to take the game to the Italica coffee table set, which is designed for such merry gatherings.
The festive delicacies all around the house
We know hosting a Diwali party can be a task especially if you have a big party. There’s no tap on the number of guests coming in, and everyone is strewn all over the house. One group will be sitting in the drawing room, one will be at the table playing cards, and one will be outside bursting crackers and so on. Amidst all the merriment, the kitchen’s also constantly belting out snack after snack. Now you need to make sure these delicacies reach everyone in every corner of the house. Well there is only one way to do it gracefully, put them on wheels. A plastic kitchen trolley is going to make your job of hosting a party much easier but here’s an idea to make it even better. Why not decorate the trolley with beautiful fairy lights so that when the food arrives, it arrives in style.
A quiet Diwali?
A quiet Diwali is an oxymoron – the festival of lights is also a festival of cheerfulness, merriment and whether you like it or not, a lot of loud crackers. If you’re not very keen on bursting crackers yourself there’s something you can do to spend a dreamy Diwali. Just decorate your outdoor/garden/terrace or porch with the sublime light of diyas, sit back on a nice plastic sunlounger and look at the night sky get illuminated with beautiful fireworks from time to time. Isn’t that the most surreal way to spend Diwali?
To each his own
Diwali is a festival of happiness and light. Everybody has different ideas about the best kind of Diwali. Some like to spend a few days with friends and family. For them, a simple, peaceful Diwali is the ideal way. Others may love to make a huge celebration of the festival. If you’re hosting Diwali party in your society or your club, and are going to invite a lot of people to join in the fun, you may want to get some plastic chairs and tables to provide enough seating arrangements for the guests. Whatever may be your idea of a great Diwali, there are ways to make it special, and we wish you a very happy and special Diwali.
It’s not usual for everyone to have a patio to call their own. If you are one of those proud and rare owners of a patio, it’d be a waste to not deck it up in the most luxurious manner. Are you worried about the cost? Don’t. You don’t need to spend big bucks when you have good ideas. There’s a lot that can be done to the outdoor space that requires minimum expenditure and maximum creativity. Let’s look at what we can do.
Light up the greens
You may or may not have a designer patio per se but a little bit of light can totally change the look of the space. If you have some greenery around the patio area, which could be anything starting from bushes to small trees, drape a string of fairy lights around it and let the evenings be magical. Use an extension cord to plug the lights from indoors if you don’t have a plug point outside. Small gatherings at your patio will look so much better at such a surreal setup with fairy lights glimmering like fireflies on the bushes.
How about a barbecue grill?
If Sunday afternoons are meant for a having a gala time with friends and family at the patio, why not do it with barbecue and drinks? A built-in barbecue grill is a good way to turn your patio into a permanent party spot. Lay a few plastic chairs and tables, crack open a few cold ones, crank up the music and have a good time with friends grilling chicken and making merry throughout the weekend.
Your own personal heaven to relax
While the patio can be a great place to party, it can also be a great place to unwind on your own. If you would rather choose to relax on your patio by yourself, enjoy a nice book or simply gaze at the stars, here’s the perfect idea for you – a sunlounger. A perfect plastic sunlounger, designed for comfort and aesthetics, gives your back the much needed rest after a long week. The Italica sunlounger not only feels good but looks good as well, which makes sure your patio is well complemented with this little addition.
A pool in the patio!
No we’re not talking about installing a Jacuzzi in your patio. We’re talking about inflatable pools that the whole family can enjoy. If you have a patio, why not enjoy the summers in the water without having to go to the beach. Picture this: You and your family are splashing water at each other in the pool, while sipping drinks and munching on your favourite snacks from a smart little plastic kitchen trolleyresting beside the pool. Quite the life, isn’t it?
Every night could be dine-out night with a patio that in hand. Just take out those plastic chairs and tables, lay a nice tablecloth and you’re ready to enjoy a lovely dinner with your family. Remember the fairy lights? They’re going to keep the area well lit for a perfect dinner and if it’s not too windy, you may also consider a candle-lit dinner!
Do you have a nice little lawn outside your house that you want to spruce up? Be it a patio, an outdoor deck or a garden, there are a few things you can do to totally change the vibe of your outdoor setup. Let’s find out what they are.
If you’re one of those fortunate ones who have trees in their garden, a hammock is an excellent way to liven up the space. Tie it between two trees or posts, and enjoy the cool breeze of the summer evenings in your garden. Keep a nice plastic table right beside the hammock so that you can reach out for a cup of coffee or a book whenever you feel like.
A plastic sunlounger
If don’t have trees or poles to tie a hammock, don’t worry, we have something better for you. A plastic sunlounger may not let you swing in the air like a hammock but it is definitely relaxing. Call your friends over and watch them soak up the sun in your garden, refusing to go back indoors. Plastic sunloungers are perfect for enjoying a drink or two with friends and family on a holiday. Italica’s plastic sunlounger is light, sturdy, and not to mention, extremely pleasing to the eyes.
A coffee set
If you have a nice outdoor space, make sure you and your family make the best use of the fresh air outside. It is highly advisable that you have your breakfast or evening snacks outside. Lay out a beautiful set of plastic chairs and table that not only looks majestic but are also resistant to the changing conditions of the weather. Italica has the perfect plastic outdoor furniture set, which would be ideal for a garden setup.
There are many ways of adding an unusual flair to your outdoors. Adding plastic stools to your porch, patio, courtyard or garden area is also a very unique idea to glam up the look. They are perfect for sitting down to enjoy the setting sun, sipping a cup of tea in the morning, getting some gardening chores done and so much more. All you have to make sure is that the stools are fashionable enough to amplify the vibe of your outdoors. Italica’s plastic stools have a unique design and color combination that you may not have seen anywhere else. Unique, eye-catching stools that are also comfortable and sturdy can be a great way to jazz up your outdoors.
When you have a beautiful garden, you probably have a few support staff as well who take care of the maintenance. They may be your gardener, watchmen, servants etc. It would be a nice and sweet gesture to make sure that they have nice seating arrangement as well. Therefore, investing in a few nice and strong plastic chairs for your outdoors can never go wrong.
Is there a favorite restaurant of yours that makes you happy the moment you step inside, and it’s not just the food? Is there a particular friend of yours whose house you love visiting, and it’s not just because of the great friendship you two have? There’s something about the atmosphere of these places that makes you cheerful. Little things make up for the ambiance of a place. One of them is the furniture. Bright, colorful plastic furniture affects your subconscious mind in ways that directly affect your mood.
Take restaurants for example
New age restaurants, cafes, and eating joints that try to appeal to a younger crowd make sure that their ambiance is bright and happy. That’s why you’d see brightly colored tables and chairs that lighten up the mood at once. Fast food joints use a lot of red chairs and tables. This is because the colour red raises the energy levels in our body. The young crowd, mostly from schools and colleges are attracted to this kind of energy. The best option for such places is plastic furniture. The number of color options that plastic furniture can provide cannot be matched by any other material. Italica’s spine care chair, or the sofa chair for outdoors are excellent examples of colorful, lightweight furniture that restaurants and cafes are using these days.
Kids and furniture
Have you ever seen a drab, dull kindergarten? Besides the brightly colored walls with plenty of decorations, nursery classrooms always have colorful furniture. A melange of colors is important for a child to feel at home away from parents. Italica plastic kids’ chairsmake sure they’re not only sturdy, comfortable and safe for toddlers, but eye-catching as well. The necessity of colorful furniture not only restricts to nursery classrooms but it is a choice for higher classes as well. More and more schools are doing away with the boring wooden desk and bench and using colored chairs and tables. Colorful plastic tablesand plastic chairs come with extremely jovial, light and positive vibes that keeps students from looking outside the window out of boredom.
The trend with the corporates
Colors play a very important role to amplify the productivity of employees. People spend 9 hours of their day at their workplace, and therefore, it’s only necessary to make sure that the place does not burn them out mentally. Most modern corporate buildings have done away with their boring white walls and nondescript furniture with bright, colorful alternatives. Common rooms, learning centers, cafeterias are nowadays adorned with attractive plastic chairs that try to uplift the mood of the employees.
For a brighter home
Brighter the color of your furniture, the more light it will reflect. The rooms with brighter furniture look bigger, brighter and not to mention, feels happier. When it comes to furniture for homes, it’s important to look around and feel vibrant from within. This is a crucial aspect for freelancers, who work from home. The kind of brightness that you bring into your home with furniture, directly affects your state of mind and the ability to be more productive throughout the day. The color of your room can be further accentuated with complementing colors. A plasticarmchair against a wall, a coffee table and chair in a room with white walls, a blue chair and a red table at the kids’ room – it all goes to make your room look more dynamic as far as design is concerned.