When choosing the décor and design of your restaurant or bar, chances are you put a lot of effort, time, and money into bringing your vision to life. From the menu choices and hiring the right staff to the napkin holders and forks, hours were spent mulling over every decision until the right one was found. Once a purchase has been made, the best way to get your money’s worth is to ensure proper maintenance is followed. As a restaurant owner, it is important to give equal attention to all parts of the restaurant, including the tables, chairs, and bar stools. For proper bar stool maintenance, there are a few considerations to bear in mind.
Bar Stool Maintenance
One of the most important aspects of bar stool maintenance, as with any commercial restaurant furniture, is to make sure it is protected from the harsh elements, such as sun, wind, and rain, to avoid any unnecessary damage. The next step in good bar stool maintenance is to make sure they are cleaned the right way depending on their materials.
For wood bar stools, use water sparingly as it can damage wood and try to add a decent layer of protective wax afterward to keep it in pristine condition.
For metal-based bar stools, it is recommended to sand down any rust or chipped paint before cleaning and reapply a protective coating.
For bar stools with a combination of metal frame and upholstered fabric, clean the frame the same as any other, but use care not to soak the fabric as it may retain a mildew smell.
Clean fabrics with water, used sparingly, and mild soap, making sure you dry it thoroughly. Never use harsh cleaning products that contain ammonia, no matter what type of material you are cleaning, because it can easily strip away properties and damage furniture.
Another essential part of bar stool maintenance is to regularly check the hardware, such as bolts and screws, to ensure they have not become loosened by wear. Bar stools, whether with or without swivel capacity, have screws underneath to keep everything fastened. If they become loose or worn down over time, they can damage the chair and lead to potential accidents.