3 Reasons to Choose Commercial-Grade HOA Furniture
When you see the price tag of commercial-grade HOA furniture, it can be tempting to choose non-commercial furniture meant for residential use instead. Commercial-grade HOA furniture has that price tag for a reason though, and it may help you save money in the long run. And not all commercial HOA furniture has to break the bank: Equip, Inc. offers a wide variety of commercial furniture to look great in any clubhouse or common area at affordable price points.
Read on below for reasons why commercial-grade furniture can make all the difference for your HOA.
1. Commercial-Grade HOA Furniture goes Through Extensive Testing
Testing done on commercial-grade furniture checks for durability, stability, and weight-bearing qualities. The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) has developed a series of tests to simulate use by a variety of people with various weights and sizes. The tests insure comfort and functionality for all people.
Making sure your chairs and tables won’t break if a heavier resident sits on them is obviously important from a customer service standpoint, but it can also protect you from lawsuits. Broken chair lawsuits are not uncommon and compensation for the injured party can be significant. Protect yourself by choosing tables and chairs that are made to withstand high impact public spaces, and then regularly inspect them for damage.
2. Commercial-Grade HOA Furniture Lasts Longer
Commercial-grade HOA furniture is made of different materials than residential-use furniture. Manufacturers use scratch-resistant materials, stronger woods, and lower gauge metals in an effort to extend the lifespan of the furniture. These materials reduce the impact of constant use by a variety of customers.
If you have an outdoor seating area, make sure you look for UV-resistant furniture as well. If some portion of the furniture is metal, you’ll want to make sure it is rust-proof. Equip, Inc. offers a great variety of powder-coated and wooden benches and picnic-style tables for use in outdoor common areas.
3. It’s Less Trendy – On Purpose
Though you can certainly find commercial-grade HOA furniture in any and every style imaginable, the majority are aesthetically neutral. As discussed above, commercial furniture is meant to last – frequently for up to ten years. Trends in furniture and décor tend to change much faster than that, especially if you are going for a style that is edgier and more niche. While changing decorations might be feasible regularly, replacing your entire set of clubhouse furniture would be much more significant.
While a barstool or chair in a neutral style might seem boring and plain, it will serve you better than being drastically out of style in a year or a two, while still being attractive. Dramatically stylized décor may polarize your residents as well – not everyone will have your taste.
Equip is a direct supplier of commercial HOA furniture for clubhouses, common areas, outdoor seating, and more. Our team can help you find attractive, functional furniture for any space and look. All of our furniture is warrantied from 1-10 years depending on model and material and made to last.