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Natural Material Restaurant Tables: Quality Vs Cost

From bamboo to exposed concrete, natural materials for hospitality furniture have always been an option adored by restaurant and cafe owners. Through the usage of natural materials for restaurant tables, bars, chairs, and other essential pieces, your space can exude specific energy, ambiance, and tone for your customers. A slated piece of steel can give on a sleek industrial modern look, while butcher block tends to feel more homey and warm. Every material can tell a different story.


The specific cost of natural dependent will vary with each material. Granite, glass, reclaimed wood, and other materials will likely not compare in pricing. First, you should decide on the look and feel of your space and work with your designer to choose a few options that will best serve your area.

It is probably best to consider your budget above all else because if you start with a material that’s not realistic for what you have to work with you can end up in big trouble. That being said, you can get creative with materials. The Chair Market offers wood-look seating which is made to look exactly like traditional wood chairs but is made from steel, making it more durable and cost-effective. Be open to similar options if you are working with a tight budget.

The Right Material for Your Space

The materials you will utilize for tables and seating will significantly depend on your specific location. An outdoor cafe in Miami, FL will likely require different outdoor furniture materials than a nightclub in New York City. Do your research for commercial patio design tips or how to choose cafe restaurant furniture. Each space has different needs, so it’s essential before approaching the process of purchasing tables and seating that you have identified those needs.

Class Extended Wood Restaurant Table

Wholesale and Bulk

Once you’ve decided on a material, it’s important to do your homework. The Chair Market provides discounts on wholesale or bulk orders, so if you are looking to furnish your entire restaurant or a chain, you can save thousands this way. Get creative and ask about table bases and different table top options to find the best possible combination for your needs.


Another way to save is to inquire about overstock. Sometimes companies may hold overstock in their warehouse from different orders or showroom samples. These pieces take up space, and you can often snatch up cafe restaurant furniture for a bargain if you find something that can work for your restaurant or bar. Using overstock also means that you save with lead time (which can be up to 12 weeks) and with delivery (especially if you live near the showroom!)

It’s All About the Relationship

Remember that building a restaurant is a long-term project. Inevitably your space will grow and endure natural wear and tear. It’s essential to establish a connection with the companies from which you will purchase your materials whether it be tables, seating or barstools because nurturing and fostering that relationship will be necessary to you both when it’s time to reorder to repair any existing seating.

The Chair Market has been providing the hospitality industry with expert customer service and high-quality tables and seating, and we’re your one stop shop for natural material restaurant tables.

We pride ourselves on being able to work collaboratively with restaurant owners and designers to ensure your space comes to fruition not only on time but also on the budget. Visit our site or give us a call: 718-808-9304


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