How to find ideal Table Legs & Bases for your Restaurant , Coffee Shops ...
Finding the perfect tables for your restaurant can be an ordeal of epic proportions. Even after you find the table top of your dreams. How do you determine which bases to use for your table? Should I use round bases, or square base ? What material should my base be made of? What’s a base spread? What type of height should I have for my base? This guide is here to provide information on how to best select the tablebases for your restaurant / cafe.
The process is not as complicated as it seems . Start by looking at your dining space and determining which tables would be best placed where. Map it out on paper and see if your design is suitable for your space. Would a round table be better in that corner ? Would a row of rectangular tables work better ? Once that is plotted out, plan for table flow, meaning the flow from customers or servers to their tables. This is all so that chairs are not brushing up against anything and that servers and customers can reasonably stride to their seats
After all that is planned out, you can start choosing table tops, suitable to the designs of your place and try to keep in mind your restaurant’s theme and what table bases you’d like to use. Keep in mind that not all Table Bases works with every Table Top. For example, let’s say you have a circular bar height table and a rather thick table base. Chances are your patrons will have little leg room under their table. Another example, let’s suppose you choose a wide rectangular dining table but decide to go with a narrow table base at the center of the table. If someone leans heavily on that table, their food and drinks would go everywhere, leaving you some very dissatisfied patrons. Neither situation is ideal for a dining experience, so we bring up the importance of the correct table bases for your table tops.
Another important factor structurally in table bases is the material they are made from. We mainly use mdf wood , steel , aluminum , cast iron . The most universal and popular type of material is stainless steel, due to its durability and easy to clean nature. But within stainless steel there is a special type that is preferred, the stainless steel grade 304 , we mainly use 430 quality for bases in order to keep price better. This steel is preferred by restaurateurs from food trucks to fine dining due to its property of not corroding under food and meat acidity.
Cast iron is also a great choice due to its heavy weight and is the most durable of the table base materials especially for outdoors. Cast Iron pieces can be difficult to move and are powder paint coated to prevent chipping and the iron’s rough texture. But cast iron bases have a longer longevity and durability than any other table base. Aluminum can also be a good choice for smaller appliances but and can make a viable support. It won’t last as long as stainless steel or cast iron but it is easy to clean and maintains a great finish.
The importance of finding the correct table base is to make sure that your table does not discomfort your customers. Ideally at a restaurant, you would never notice the table. You would notice your meal, your company, your service, your atmosphere. But if something were wrong with the table, you patrons would notice immediately. “Oh this table is too thick” or “This table is unsteady, I can’t eat at this table!” A good table is like a good dog; reliable, quiet and provides great support. Whatever restaurant you have, you want your tables to be unnoticeable (except for the occasional decoration), so your patrons can appreciate your meals, decor, and have a good experience at your restaurant.
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