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The choice of furniture used in your commercial establishment can either make or break the overall look of the space, as well as impacting on the customer’s experience. Whether you’re after a bustling bistro feel or an elegant Parisian bar, we at Trent Furniture have just the selection for you.

But what about when your stacking chairs are sagging more and more with every sit-down? Or when your mid-century vinyl barstools are looking rather worse for wear? Trent Furniture can help there too! Read on to discover the benefits of re-upholstering your commercial furniture, and how our team of experts can help.

 

A sustainability win

Arguably the most pressing argument for re-upholstering rather than throwing away old furniture is the significant impact it has on our planet. Landfill sites are a huge contributor to rising pollution levels – the rubbish buried in them not only decomposes at a notoriously slow rate, but further releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Incinerators pose a similar problem of emitting noxious gases, and in turn contributing massively to global warming. Ensuring that furniture of a high quality isn’t needlessly sent to landfill is more important now than ever, and by using our re-upholstering services, you can feel safe in the knowledge that by making the eco-friendly choice you are doing your part to help waste reduction.

 

Maintaining your firm favourites

Got a particularly sentimental piece you’d like to keep hold of? Or a unique find that would be impossible to replace? There’s no need to say goodbye to them – as long as their frames are structurally sound enough, re-upholstering will be an option. If the frame of a piece has significant damage, then strengthening these areas will of course incur an extra cost, but sometimes it’s worth it for those special products! Similarly, if your pieces just need a refresh after years of use, your chairs can be refitted with high-quality foam to avoid the dreading sinking when sitting. Any problem points can also be reinforced, for example extra back support can be taken into consideration when re-upholstering if this is something your customers would benefit from. If you’re happy with the current style of your furniture but they are showing signs of wear such as staining and fading, we can identify the fabric that is closest to the original, or you can get in touch to discuss using your own supplied fabric.

 

New look, same quality piece

If your establishment is in need of a new look, then there’s no need to replace perfectly sound chairs that simply have an outdated feel. Re-upholstering the pieces you already own gives you total design control over the new style – it can be as easy as changing to a brighter colour for a bold revamp, or as complex as choosing a whole new fabric type. 

 

Investing in quality furniture

Something we often hear is that paying to have your furniture re-upholstered can seem like an expensive route – why not just buy a replacement? Our answer is that if your furniture can be bought and replaced very cheaply, then it will cost more to re-upholster it, there’s no denying. However, with buying cheap furniture comes the inevitable aftermath of poorly made pieces not lasting very long. If your furniture is sturdy and of a high quality, then we believe it’s always worthwhile to enquire into professional re-upholstering. As we’ve already mentioned, the furniture industry and its consumers need to do all they can to help save pieces from going to landfill; giving your tired pieces a new lease of life is an amazing way to do so!

 

Whether you’re after a full furniture makeover or a refresh of some worn upholstery, Trent Furniture are here for you. Get in touch with our team of experts to find out more about what we can do for you, and start bringing your vision to life today!

When it comes to private dining, the dining experience is just as important as the food itself. So, it’s critical to choose the right furniture to create a special atmosphere diners can savour over several hours, setting it apart from more casual eating environments.

Creating a stylish environment

A luxury dining experience begins from the moment you walk into the dining room, so it needs to make a great first impression. Private diners in your restaurant who are celebrating a special occasion expect to walk into a well-lit space with modern tables and chairs, set up with great quality cutlery and napkins. Trent’s Abbruzzo Carbon chair is a great option for a modern luxury dining chair for diners to enjoy their special lunch or dinner in comfort.

The décor you select for your private dining room will also have a big impact. Generally speaking, it’s better to make an impact while avoiding clutter which could lead to the space feeling cramped. It’s also important to remember that your guests may wish to decorate the space with balloons and banners for their celebration. You could have some photos on the walls, make use of flowers and plants and maybe use some candles on the table for some soft lighting. Playing music will also help create a luxury ambiance, but you need to be careful that it is not too loud and doesn’t make it difficult for guests to talk to each other. A nice touch is to ask your diners what sort of music they would like to listen to in advance.

Which size or shape of table should I choose?

Whether you are a restaurant or a hotel with private dining rooms, you need to consider the amount of space you have and how many people will be using it. For larger parties, circular dining tables will seat more people than rectangular tables and create a more inclusive environment that encourages conversation. But if your private dining room is going to accommodate a range of different group sizes, you may prefer to opt for square or rectangular tables which can be positioned together to create the right size table for each event. Take a look at some of the dining tables we offer here at Trent Furniture.

Catering for comfort

With visitors staying for a few hours per meal, you need to ensure that their chairs are comfortable and don’t leave them needing to get up to stretch and readjust. You should also think about how many chairs you put around each table. Whilst round tables may seat more people, you need to be careful to not make them overcrowded; each guest should have plenty of room to eat, as well as enough space to leave the table without fuss or struggle. Making sure your luxury dining experience is as comfortable as possible will also encourage guests to stay for longer, and with restaurants making most of their money through alcoholic beverages and desserts, this is great. Check out our range of dining chairs to discover the perfect seating for you.

With our huge range of top-quality dining furniture, you are sure to find what you are looking for to complete your private dining experience. But if you have any questions, our team of experts is always on hand for any enquiries, either by phone on  0116 2988 341 or by email at sales@trentfurniture.co.uk.

No one likes waiting, whether it's for an important meeting, a medical appointment or a big interview. But by selecting the right furniture, you can make your waiting environment as pleasant as possible.

Waiting room chairs

Practicality

If your waiting room is used often, you need to think about how quickly the furniture you choose for it will wear out and how easy it is to clean. For example, in a hospital setting, there is a constant flow of people going in and out, and cleanliness is key, so plastic furniture is ideal as it is wipeable and will not stain. You can rest assured that here at Trent Furniture, we pride ourselves on supplying top-quality furniture.

Comfort

If you’ve ever had to endure sitting in an uncomfortable chair waiting for an appointment, you’ll know how much it can affect your mood. The last thing you want is to have to deal with grumpy people, and whilst this isn’t always avoidable, you can do your best to ensure their comfort. If you are looking for office waiting room furniture, you could consider some small sofa chairs or some cushioned chairs. Our faux leather sofas are ideal, as they are comfortable, but they are also stain and scuff resistant, meaning they will last for years to come.

Style

Whilst comfort and practicality are hugely important when choosing the chairs for your waiting room, style should also be a consideration, particularly in an office or salon setting, where potential clients will form their first impressions of your business from your waiting room. By injecting a bit of colour you can completely turn the room around. You can do this by purchasing furniture with bright accents or by selecting neutral furniture and accessorising with colourful pictures, curtains or adding some indoor plants for a fresh look.

Size

If you are looking to furnish a small space, plastic or wooden chairs are likely to be your best option. Whilst sofas may be more comfortable, they may not be the most suitable, as they will typically only seat 1-2 people, but take up quite a lot of space. Another thing to consider is who is using the room. For most waiting areas, a standard chair size is appropriate, but will be any children using this space? For example, if you are looking to furnish your GP surgery waiting room, you could potentially create a child-friendly section of the room, with smaller chairs and some toys and books to keep them occupied.

Waiting room tables

The tables used in waiting rooms are typically very small as they will usually only be used for drinks and newspapers or magazines. Again, these tables must be easy to clean as they are likely to receive a fair amount of wear and tear. If hot drinks are something you offer to those waiting, consider purchasing coasters to reduce damage to your tables, especially if you opt for a wooden finish.

With our range of top-quality waiting room furniture, you are sure to find what you are looking for to spruce up your waiting area. But 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.

The discovery of damp is never something anyone wants to see, and indeed it can be deceptively easy to miss. A room may look clean with no tell-tale smell of damp, but it can often be found lurking upon moving a set of shelves or a sofa. It’s bad enough when it’s found in your own home, but when it’s in your pub or restaurant, it’s an unsightly health concern for your customers.

So what’s the best thing to do? We at Trent Furniture have put together our best advice to help protect your furniture, and avoid damp and mould from becoming an issue interfering with your business.

What causes damp?

There are multiple types of damp. Each type will manifest differently due to various causes, and in turn have varying degrees of severity. In this article we will be focusing on the most common type affecting furniture, which is caused by condensation – if your damp problem is widespread across your walls for example, then it is most likely to be the result of rising or penetrating damp.

When damp is only found in isolated spots behind your furniture, then the culprit is usually the water content of the air. When moist air becomes trapped in badly ventilated spaces such as behind furniture, it becomes stagnant and condenses, resulting in patches of bacteria-ridden damp. This excess moisture can be from cooking, drying clothes, or even something as simple as sweating.

What are some other factors affecting damp?

Being mindful of the temperature of your establishment is a must. Warm air holds far more moisture than cold air, and this is a particular problem during the winter months when radiators are on high heat for long periods of time. Combined with closed windows, warm air will automatically settle on cold surfaces due to the lack of ventilation, meaning that your prized furniture is at risk.

Our top tips

The two key areas to focus on when protecting your furniture from damp and mould are furniture placement and ventilation. Tackle these factors early before disaster strikes! By moving your sofas a few inches away from the walls, there is a marked increase in airflow, ensuring that the stagnant moisture can’t settle on their surfaces. To aid with this, open your windows even on cold days to air rooms out, and promote better air circulation.

Another excellent option is purchasing a dehumidifier, or multiple if it is a large room. They are an affordable way to prevent moist air from condensing on your furniture, as they remove moisture from the air for it to condense inside them, instead of on your furniture. Extractor fans and air vents will further help keep the damp at bay, particularly in humid places like kitchens and bathrooms.

Are there any other ideas?

Yes! Getting into a routine of small changes will make all the difference. A useful tip is to avoid large temperature changes that happen quickly, as this will encourage condensation to build up in bursts on surfaces. Instead, try to heat up or cool down your spaces in small increments – and for those rooms that are especially damp-prone, regulate their temperatures so they remain relatively warm. Regularly wiping down damp hotspots will further help to stop damp in its tracks before it has the chance to inflict lasting damage.

 

In short, by rectifying any particularly poorly ventilated areas and remaining vigilant for build-up of moisture and mould in problem areas, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you have taken adequate steps to protect your furniture. Your customers will thank you for it!

 

Looking for a furniture upgrade? As the experts in all things contract furniture, we at Trent Furniture are on hand to help. Browse our full range of products today, or contact us by phone on 0116 2986 866 or by email at sales@trentfurniture.co.uk with any enquiries.

So, you’ve decided to do something with your basement. Whether it has been a junkyard for all the items you’ve been hoarding or a completely wasted space, it makes sense to make the most of it. Here’s our top tips for furnishing a basement bar to optimise space and create the perfect place to escape and unwind in your home.

Home basement bar ideas


Modern basement bar

If you want a minimalistic but aesthetically pleasing and functional bar, then you should consider a modern bar. A well lit statement wall or cabinet displaying all your drinks and glasses will stand out and be the focal point of your home bar. Check out our stylish yet comfortable contemporary bar furniture to complement this look.

Rustic basement bar

If you would like a country farmhouse feel to your bar, then a rustic theme might be the one for you. You can create this feel by using exposed brick and woodwork. We have a large range of rustic furniture for you to choose from, so you’re sure to find what you need to furnish your cosy escape

Junkyard basement bar

For a chilled and carefree vibe in your basement bar, why not consider a junkyard theme? You can incorporate all sorts of fun decorations including neon lights and games, ranging from pub classics like darts or pool to old-fashioned arcade games. The opportunities are endless with this theme.

Things to consider


Space

When designing your home bar, you need to consider how much room you have. Once you have figured out the dimensions for your basement bar, you can look for furniture which fits your space and requirements. If the table is going to be the main focus, then a larger table may be appropriate. But if you plan to add in anything such as a pool table or darts area, you need to think about how much room you will need to leave free for this.

Access

As you are going to need all your furniture to be taken downstairs, you not only need to consider the size of space, but the size of your access, whether that’s stairs or a window. Depending on this you may need to opt for folding furniture that can easily be taken through narrow stairways. Check out our range of folding furniture for a great range of easy-to-move options.

Budget

Your budget is another important factor to consider when designing your bar. While it might start out as a small project, the little extras all add up. You should create a plan for your costs, starting with the main expenses like lighting, furniture and flooring and then move on to the smaller costs such as decorations. We offer a large range of good quality furniture which won’t break the bank here at Trent Furniture.

If you have any questions about furniture for your basement bar, get in touch and our team will be happy to help.

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