Furniture plays a significant role in enhancing the aesthetics and overall ambience of the property. Not only the furniture needs to be innovative and unique in design, but it should also be safe and comfortable for usage. At the same time, keeping the latest market trends is also necessary. But the most important of all these is quality control. The better the quality, the longer the furniture will serve your purpose.
Here are a few things you MUST do while sourcing different furniture for your hotel/restaurant!
Keep a sharp eye on furniture defects
Defected furniture can spoil your first impression and hamper the experience of your customers. To avoid that, you must always keep a sharp eye on potential defects while furniture sourcing. Conducting a furniture inspection before buying them and categorizing the potential defects can keep you sorted.For instance, if the furniture bought by the team faces any defect, the furniture provider must look into the problem as it may deter the prominence of the restaurant along with the manufacturer.
Conduct a thorough furniture inspection
Hire a team of professional furniture inspectors who can check multiple structural points and identify potential weaknesses in a set of furniture. They will inspect the furniture based on multiple parameters such as aesthetics and appearance, smell check, labeling, stability, size measurement and so on.
Evaluate and analyze
Before you get your hands on a set of furniture, conduct a root analysis so that you can identify the problem and come up with an appropriate solution.
Suppose the restaurant chairs you have ordered are not up to the mark. Now you should follow a 4-step strategy. First, address the problem, i.e. the exact defect in the chairs. Then try to identify the cause of that defect. Maybe the design or quality of raw material used is the culprit or the transportation facility wasn’t very careful.
Then, try to determine the best solution available to you (Whether you wish to keep ordering from the same manufacturer after pointing out the mistake or seek a better option in the market.) Lastly, implement the solution that works best for you.
Furniture quality standards
You must invest in furniture that stands on par with world-class quality standards. Close inspections and lab testing are enough to ensure that your chosen furniture matches the standard quality. Check for these labels while sourcing furniture- ASTM F1561-03, EN 581-1; EN 581-3, UL962 and AFNOR NF D60-300.