Ask any regular restaurant goer what their favorite seating spot is? We’ll bet most people will overwhelmingly claim restaurant booths to be their favorite spots. There are many legitimately good reasons for customers to prefer restaurant booths.
- They provide customers with some much needed privacy
- They are cozy and comfortable
- They create a lot of space in a diner.
Needless to say, restaurant booths of any kind are ideal pieces of furniture for your bar, pub, café or high-end dining space. That being said, most eatery owners find it extremely challenging to find the right kind of booths. They are, after all, available in a wide range of styles, materials and colors.
So we decided to make your job easier by offering a brief guide to help you select the right restaurant booth for your dining space. In this article, we will be looking at a few factors that you can consider when buying restaurant booths. They are expensive. As such, it is important to get them right the first time around.
1. The General Layout of a Booth
Before you venture out looking for restaurant booths, it will do you good to first understand the kinds of restaurant booth elements you can hope to encounter in your search. Familiarizing yourself with all the key components of a booth will help you settle on the one that best complements your restaurant’s style.
So here are all the parts a restaurant booth comprises of
- Top Cap – The strip at the top of the booth
- End Cap – Strip located on the booth’s side
- Head roll – the foam cushion added for the head
- Back – foam cushion added for back support
- Cushion – the main seating space of the booth
- Crumb strip – the spot between cushion and back
- Skirting – Area situated beneath the cushion
- Toe kick – found at the bottom of the booth near the foot area
- Welt cord – piping that gives the booth its style and strength
- Base – the booth’s foundation
2. The Type of Restaurant Booth
Now that you know the general anatomy of a restaurant booth, it is time to learn all the different type of restaurant booths available in the market. Remember, the booth style you choose should work well within the confines of your restaurant.
If you are running a small café or a diner, you can use single booths placed against the wall for optimum walking space. You can also use double booths with back-to-back benches to provide more seating area to your customers.
If you have large round tables, match them with half and three quarter circular booths. This can help you accommodate bigger groups of people. If you have small tables, you can try pairing them with wall bench booths, which are ideal for two people, especially couples.
3. Booth Material
Finally consider the material of your booth. Most restaurant booths are made of laminate, wood and upholstery. Laminate booths are easy to clean. Upholstery booths are soft and perfect if you want to prioritize comfort. The wood booths are also easy to maintain and give a vintage, rustic look to your restaurant’s ambiance.
Taking the above three things into consideration will help you find the ideal restaurant booth. If you are confounded with the idea of whether or not to place booths in your dining space, head on to Restaurant Furniture Plus’ online store and allow us to change your mind with expertly crafted, visually stunning collection of restaurant booths, available in a wide range of style, color and styles.
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