Everyone agrees that a wobbling table is undesirable, but how can this be avoided? Rout routine maintenance may extend your industrial furniture’s lifespan significantly, even on the bases.
Here are some valuable tips for caring for your bar and table bases to make sure you are extending the life and use of your tables:
1. MAKE A JOINT INSPECTION
Table joints and connectors might deteriorate in areas with heavy use. This might increase the base’s stress, resulting in instability and damage to the table’s two sides. Make it a routine to flip the tables over to check that the bindings are still tight once every three months or so to prevent this.
2. CLEAN BASED ON MATERIAL
Typically, our table bases are made of cast iron or steel. Some tables, such as the Andy and Dylan, feature legs made of solid wood. We advise frequent cleaning to preserve the foundation of any restaurant table. But there are considerable variations in how to clean these various materials.
Use a soft cloth and warm, soapy water to clean our metal bases. Never soak or apply water directly to the surface of wood bases or legs. Instead, wipe it with a damp cloth and properly dry it. Avoid using strong chemicals that might damage topcoats, such as bleach and citrus-based products.
3. DO NOT DISREGARD THE CHIPS
Any chipping on the base should be quickly sanded down and repainted. Chips can swiftly jeopardize the integrity and appearance of the bottom since they can pile up.
3. PULL OUTDOOR TABLE INSIDE
Although it may seem apparent, prolonged exposure to environmental factors can hasten the degradation of your table bases. Store the cafe tables indoors during the bitter winter to prevent corrosion and oxidation.
4. START WITH QUALITY PRODUCT
The solidity of your bases ultimately begins with the purchase of well-made tables. Commercial restaurant tables get a lot of use, so making a long-term investment in dependable goods may significantly influence your revenue (and your peace of mind). That modest price tag might be less economical if you constantly replace joints or buy new tables to replace damaged ones.
If you use this straightforward maintenance advice, your bases will appreciate it by offering your clients a durable and solid location.
5. CUSTOMIZE YOUR TABLES
The size of your area and the kinds of clients you serve should be considered when choosing the table types you have (two-tops, four-tops, etc.). For instance, if you’re in a well-known tourist area and frequently have large groups, you should have several large tables accessible that can be divided into smaller ones as needed.
Keeping note of the party sizes you serve each day is one method to ensure you have the appropriate seating. Utilize that information to establish the most suitable table sizes as well as any seasonal changes that may be necessary.
6. OUTLINE THE PROCEDURE OF TURNING THE TABLE
You are undoubtedly familiar with how quickly a table at your restaurant turns over. Although there are strategies to increase your table turnover, you do not influence how long a particular group takes to finish their meal.
However, you may choose how long there is in between seating. Create a procedure that makes the most of every minute by considering all that has to be done between one person departing and the next being seated.
You should monitor how long tables are left empty between seated customers using your POS. A table should be cleaned up as quickly as possible. You have more potential sales if you clean and set the table quickly so that a new guest may sit.