Whether you’re spending your hard-earned profits on revamping your existing cafe or are looking to furnish a completely new venue, it’s understandable that you’d expect the tables and chairs that you buy to last. Obviously when you purchase commercial-grade furniture the term signifies that it’s good for use in a busy cafe/restaurant environment but how do you know the furniture you’re about to buy will stand you in good stead for many years to come? The answer….purchase furniture that’s AFRDI tested.
So what is AFRDI anyhow?
The term AFRDI is an acronym for the Australian Furnishing Research and Development Institute and they are a non-profit organisation that carry out rigorous testing and product certification on a wide range of commercial grade furniture. The result being that if a table or chair has been AFRDI approved you know you’re getting a piece of furniture that’s of a certain standard of quality.
So how does this help you as a cafe owner?
In essence when you purchase furniture that’s successfully passed a series of rigorous tests you’re guaranteed high quality furniture that’s going to last. That said, just because a piece of furniture has that seal of approval it doesn’t always have a direct correlation with the price of the item. On the contrary a cheaper table or chair can still pass AFRDI testing as can an expensive one, so that’s something to bear in mind. The main factor to take from this is that when you’re purchasing furniture in bulk it can cost you considerable amounts of money, so you need tables and chairs that are going stand the test of time. AFRDI tested furniture is a way of making sure this happens.
So what exactly is being tested?
There are in fact many tests depending upon the furniture in question but all tests correspond with the nature of it’s use. For example…
- As a cafe table, can it withstand hot drinks and is it impervious to any spills? How easy is it to keep clean and will it stay looking like new without fading?
- As a chair, is it robust enough to withstand the rigours of a busy cafe and everything that goes with it. Will it remain free from rust and/or scratches.
As you can imagine an AFRDI tested piece of cafe furniture is a sound investment and offers a sure fire way of make sure that what you’re buying is quality.
The good news is that here at Cafe Solutions we have an ever increasing range of AFRDI tested furniture for you to choose so why not check out our website atwww.cafesolutons.com.aun or contact us on 07 3205 1616 today. Why settle for second best?