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Summer is here, meaning that there’s no better time to invest in quality outdoor furniture to create a beautiful environment for your outdoor venues. This is especially true this summer; the heat will really be packing a punch with higher than average temperatures, so outdoor venues and spaces will be bustling with both new and returning customers!

Invest in outdoor dining areas for the summer

In the summer months there’s an increased demand for outdoor dining, seating and more; this is no different for outdoor hospitality areas such as cafés, bistros, bars and hotel gardens. You’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of stunning furniture and enough seating to accommodate your customers. Trent Furniture has excellent fast delivery times and prices to match what you need at short notice.

Our outdoor contract furniture provides a brilliant opportunity to expand your horizons and satisfy a wider customer base this summer – we know that for restaurant or cafe business owners quality easy to clean furniture is an essential part of hospitality. For this reason, we make sure to have a wide range of quality contract furniture on sale at cheaper prices, so that our customers are sure to find what they need.

Our Outdoor Contract Furniture Collection

At Trent Furniture we have a vast range of outdoor commercial furniture sure to satisfy the increased number of customers you’ll have this summer, including our discounted outdoor tables, chairs and stools.

We supply contract furniture suited to many venues, including commercial café furniture, bakery furniture, hotel furniture and more; view our full range of outdoor furniture to prepare for a busy summer.

If your business encompasses street cafés or outdoor dining, check out our street café furnishing grants post, containing information about how you can apply for furnishing grants, how to know if you’re eligible for one, and what you can do once you receive the grants. With many local councils having set up these grants due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is a great chance to incorporate street café furniture at a more affordable price.

Upgrade and increase your outdoor seating

Having enough seating options for your increased number of customers this summer will be very important. Discover our range of stackable chairs which give you many options to create the right style, alongside easy to clean options if you have a fast turnaround of customers.

Upgrade your seating by exploring our options of café furniture and bistro furniture, allowing you to create a beautiful outdoor space sure to keep customers coming back for more this summer. Make it easy on your staff to clean and stack away chairs and tables with stackable chairs. Fantastic quality contemporary tables and durable metal chairs are just a few of the commercial furniture pieces in our collection, easy to order fast for the coming months.

At Trent Furniture, we are leading suppliers of contract furniture in the hospitality industry. The furniture we sell is high quality and designed to be very durable, especially for outdoor hospitality spaces with levels of high traffic - we know that quality, ease of cleaning and fast delivery orders are all essential requirements.

If you’re looking to upgrade or increase your outdoor seating or dining space, call us today via phone at 0116 286 4911.

Additionally, you can contact us by using our simple web form, or by email at sales@trentfurniture.co.uk.

If you're a restaurant owner, you’ll know how important it is to stay up to date on the latest eating out trends. People are always looking for new and innovative dining options, so if you can offer them something that they haven't seen before, you'll be sure to stand out from the competition. So far, UK food trends in 2022 are all about affordable, convenient and varied fast-food dining.

In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the reasons fast-food dining is having a moment, and we'll also provide advice for restaurant owners on how to stay ahead of the curve and create a dining experience their customers will love! 

Fast food dining on the rise

At a time when the cost of living is increasing fast, the relative affordability of fast food dining makes it particularly attractive. Also, fast food provides an easy solution that doesn't require any planning or effort at the end of a busy day. What’s more, new fast food trends mean there are so many more options to choose from than there were in the past. As well as the pizzas and burgers we’re all used to, salads, burritos, fresh seafood, Asian street food and much more are now readily available across the UK.

This explosion in fast food has also resulted in a huge range of healthier options that you can opt for without compromising on flavour or convenience. Take London’s Camden Market for example, where you can choose from a huge range of cuisines from all over the world. And take a look here for some more restaurant trends to stay on top of in 2022.

Food of the future

With the rise of fast-food dining, there are bound to be some changes in the way restaurants operate. If you're looking to stay ahead of the trend and offer your customers something unique, then consider adding some fast food options to your menu.

In order to attract customers, you'll need to make sure that your menu is up to date with great value and tasty fast food options. You could also consider creating social media accounts and using other forms of marketing to target those who are looking for new dining experiences. Popular fast food outlets like @khaao.karachi and @bunboylondon post pictures and videos on their Instagram pages of them making food from their menu to attract customers. 

Furniture to accommodate fast food dining

Indoor fast food restaurant furniture

Indoor fast food restaurant furniture should be welcoming, comfortable, and offer a casual dining experience. It's also important to choose furniture that is durable and easy to clean, as, in a fast-paced environment, there isn’t much time to spend on cleaning before the next customer comes in. Our Sorrento Chair is a fantastic choice for those looking for top quality, easy to clean and modern furniture. The Chrome Pyramid Coffee Table is also a great option when it comes to this style of restaurant; not only is it easy to clean, it oozes style. This table pairs well with our easy to clean and stylish Ohio Two Seater Sofa.

You should also consider who will be eating at your restaurant to ensure you cater for all. It may be worth investing in some quality high chairs for your miniature guests - our Child's High Chair will not only result in a more relaxed dining experience for families, it’s also easy to store and will fit in well with the rest of your restaurant furniture.

Outdoor restaurant furniture

If you have the space to offer outdoor seating, then you're in luck as from fine dining to fast food, people are always looking for places to eat outside in the summer months here in the UK. When it comes to alfresco furniture, you need to ensure you invest in weather-resistant and durable restaurant furniture. It's also important to choose materials that won't rust or fade in the sun. Our range of outdoor furniture is built for the demanding contract environment,  so you can be sure that it is both top quality and hardwearing. The Alma Square Aluminium Table paired with the Monaco Aluminium Stacking Chair is a great option to buy for outdoors as it’s easy to clean and strong enough to withstand heavy use as well as the elements.

For more tips on outdoor area furniture, take a look at our Al Fresco Dining Furniture Guide, or for some foodie inspiration, check out some of the ‘Best places to eat outside in the UK’.

Fast food dining furniture delivered

Trent Furniture has a wide range of affordable, high-quality furniture for sale that is perfect for fast food and alfresco dining, keeping in line with the latest restaurant trends. You can view our selection of furniture here or if you would like to speak to one of our experts please get in touch.

It's no secret that the cost of living is rising. Inflation is at an all-time high and the price of consumer goods is inevitably following suit. However, when it comes to kitting out your hospitality setting, there are ways to get cheaper restaurant furniture without sacrificing quality or style. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best options for budget-minded restaurateurs. 

Choosing budget restaurant furniture

Before you begin choosing the furniture for your establishment, you need to settle on a theme for the space. This will help you narrow down your choices and make the shopping process much easier. Once you have a style in mind, you can begin to look for restaurant furniture that fits within your budget. Here are a few ideas:

Minimalist

One popular style for restaurant and café owners on a budget is minimalism. This trend has been growing in popularity in recent years, and it is easy to see why. Minimalist furniture is sleek, modern, and often very affordable.

Scandinavian

Another popular style for restaurant furniture is Scandinavian. This trend is characterised by clean lines, natural materials, and a focus on functionality. Scandinavian restaurant furniture is often very cost-effective too, making it a great option for those looking for restaurant or cafe tables and chairs on a budget.

Industrial

If you are looking for restaurant furniture with a bit more personality, you may want to consider an industrial style. This trend is characterised by exposed metals, rough-hewn woods, and an edgy aesthetic. Industrial restaurant furniture can be excellent value for money too. 

Retro

Opting for retro restaurant furniture is another way to achieve a sense of style with a bit of personality. This trend is characterised by bold colours, vintage-inspired pieces, and an overall fun aesthetic.

Still unsure? Take a look at our Restaurant Furniture Ideas, Tips & Inspiration or our Café Furniture Ideas, Tips & Inspiration for some more ideas.

Restaurant and cafe furniture sales

Keeping an eye out for special offer restaurant furniture could save you a lot of money. Selecting your furniture from a supplier’s furniture packages sale is a great option if you need to furnish your restaurant quickly and on a budget. Here at Trent Furniture, we always have great offers on our sale items, so you can get a great price, without sacrificing quality. Take a look at the special offer chairs we currently have for some great, high quality and stylish options.

Budget restaurant and cafe furniture

Finding furniture companies that provide affordable restaurant furniture is always a good option if you're buying on a budget. However, it's essential to check the quality before making a purchase. Some cheap restaurant chairs may not last as long as more expensive ones, but cheap furniture for cafes needn’t come at the expense of quality. At Trent Furniture we a leading supplier of contract furniture, so you can rest assured that despite reasonable prices, you will still receive top quality and hardwearing furniture. Check out our huge range of budget furniture here.

Affordable furniture delivered

Trent Furniture has a wealth of experience in supplying restaurants, cafes and bars with tables and seating. If you are unsure about your furniture choices, our team can help advise you and point you in the right direction with recommendations for your establishment. To find out more, you can get in touch here.

Summer is just around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about refurbishing your golf club bar in time for members to enjoy post-round lunches or drinks. If your clubhouse furniture is looking a little tired, don't worry - we have some tips on how to refurbish your furniture in time for the summer season and to last for years to come. Whether you're looking to buy new golf clubhouse furniture or just want to save some money on your current setup, we've got you covered.

Refurbishing tables and chairs 

Refurbishing the tables and chairs you already have is a great way to save money, and it can be done relatively easily. A fresh coat of paint or varnish will do wonders for tired looking furniture, and new cushions or seat covers can brighten up any room. If you're feeling adventurous, you could even try upholstering your golf club chairs with some fun summer fabrics - this is a great way to add a light and contemporary touch to your clubhouse.

Our top furniture refurbishment tips:

  • Start by cleaning and sanding down any tables to create a smooth surface.
  • Once you have sanded down your tables, apply a fresh coat of paint or varnish - if you choose to paint them, make sure to apply a good primer first to help the paint stick better.
  • If you have any chairs that are looking a little worse for wear, but the frames are still in good condition, consider reupholstering them. This is a much cheaper option than purchasing new ones. Discover our reupholstery service here.
  • Finally, add some finishing touches to your furniture with new cushions, seat covers or other accessories.

Take a look at our guide to refurbishing a table for some extra tips.

Buying new furniture for your golf club

Sometimes your furniture may be too far gone to refurbish so you’ll need to invest in some new tables and chairs. When it comes to golf club furniture, there are a few things you need to take into account. First of all, what is the overall theme or style of your clubhouse? This will dictate the type of furniture you will need to purchase. For example, if your clubhouse has a more traditional look rooted in its heritage, then you'll want to focus on finding furniture that has a classic design. However, if your clubhouse is more modern in style, then you'll need to focus on finding furniture that is more contemporary in design. Once you've determined the overall theme or style of your clubhouse, you can start shopping for golf clubhouse furniture.

The Sorrento Chair is a great option for a classic golf club look. Not only is it stylish and comfortable, it’s built for contract use, so it can withstand heavy use. The chair also comes in faux leather or fabric and a choice of colours, so you can easily match it to your club's style. If you're looking for some variety, the Cube Deluxe Chester Stool pairs well with the Sorrento Chair. Again, the classic design works well in either a modern or traditional setting. The stool is compact yet luxurious so it can provide extra seating for members, without taking up valuable space in your club.

When shopping for golf club furniture, it's a good idea to keep an eye out for sales and discounts. Here at Trent Furniture we often have a range of items on sale where you can save a significant amount of money on your purchase. By taking advantage of these offers, you can easily furnish your entire clubhouse without breaking the bank.

Once you've found the perfect golf club furniture for your clubhouse, it's important to take care of it properly. Golf club furniture is an investment and should be treated as such. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintaining your furniture. By taking proper care of your golf course furniture, you can ensure that it will last for years to come.

Investing in top quality clubhouse furniture

Whether you're looking to buy new furniture or just want to refresh your current setup, these tips will help you get the most out of your purchase. And with our help, you can get your golf clubhouse back to looking its best in no time. For more inspiration take a look at how Holme Hall Golf Club bar in Lincolnshire was revitalised with the help of Trent Furniture here.

Trent Furniture offers a wide range of golf club furniture that is perfect for any clubhouse. From classic wooden pieces to modern and contemporary designs, we have something to suit every taste and budget. If you have any questions, our team of experts is always on hand for any enquiries, either by phone on 0116 2986 866 or by email at sales@trentfurniture.co.uk.

Has your oak furniture become scratched and worn over time? In the hospitality environment, your furniture is inevitably going to be subjected to some heavy wear and tear, which will eventually leave it looking a little worse for wear. In this blog post, we will discuss how to remove scratches from oak furniture and how to prevent your furniture from getting scratched in the first place. So, whether your furniture is new or old, follow these tips and you'll be able to restore it to its former glory.

Removing light scratches from oak furniture

If you have light scratches on your oak furniture, there are a few easy ways to remove them. One way is to rub the scratch with a walnut. The natural oils in the walnut will help to blend the scratch into the furniture. You can also try using furniture polish. Apply a small amount of polish to a soft cloth and rub it into the scratch. The polish will help to fill in the scratch and make it less noticeable. If these methods don't work, you can always sand the scratch lightly with fine-grit sandpaper. Be sure to sand in the direction of the grain to avoid damaging the furniture.

Fixing deep scratches on oak furniture

Deep scratches will require a little more work to fix, but it is still possible to repair them yourself. First, try using a wood filler. Apply the filler to the scratch and allow it to dry. Once it is dry, sand the area until it is smooth. You can then stain or paint the area to match the rest of the furniture. If the scratch is still visible, you may need to repeat this process several times. For deep scratches that are difficult to repair, you may need to consult a professional furniture restorer.

Professional oak furniture repairs

If you have deep scratches on your furniture, don't have the time, or even if you just don't feel confident in repairing them yourself, we offer a handy furniture repair and restoration service, so you can get your oak furniture back into shape in no time and at a fair price.

Preventing scratches on your oak furniture

One of the best ways to prevent your furniture from getting scratched is to use coasters. By using these, you can protect your furniture from water rings and other marks. Make sure you use coasters that are the right size for your furniture and are made of a soft material. You should also avoid placing hot dishes or cups directly on your tables. Another way to prevent scratches is to use furniture pads on the feet of your furniture. These pads will cushion your furniture and help to prevent scratches on both your furniture and floors when you move things around. Finally, be careful when cleaning your furniture. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these can damage the finish of your furniture.

Investing in new oak furniture

If your furniture is too damaged to repair, then it’s time to invest in some new oak furniture. The Rectangular Wellington Table is a great option for a pub or restaurant as it is designed to withstand the rigorous demands of the contract environment. This table pairs well with matching wooden chairs such as the Straight Leg Mates Chair and the Straight Leg Captains Chair because they have similar turned legs and traditional style. However, this table also looks great with more modern chairs such as the Abbruzzo Faux Leather Chair for more of a contrast between traditional and contemporary.

Whatever it is you’re looking for, we have a huge range of contract grade, stylish oak furniture to suit any setting.

If you have any questions, our team of experts is always on hand for any enquiries, either by phone on 0116 2986 866 or by email at sales@trentfurniture.co.uk.

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