6 Steps to Choosing the Right Picnic Table
Choosing the right picnic table might seem like a mundane task, but when you consider the high usage of a commercial outdoor picnic table and the need for this type of furniture to continue to perform in all kinds of weather over the long-term, several factors come into play.
We think it’s important for those considering purchasing outdoor commercial furniture to understand the 6 crucial factors that go into evaluating outdoor picnic tables. This article should help navigate those concepts in an easy to understand format and help you make an informed decision.
What should you know before choosing an outdoor commercial quality picnic table?
For a great way to evaluate picnic tables relative to market options, we’ve broken it down to the following concepts:
- Available Space
- Size, Shape, and Configuration
- Choose the Right style
Ultimately, we believe that there are 6 factors that should be evaluated when purchasing a piece of commercial outdoor furniture; especially furniture like picnic tables that will be placed in a public setting. While not all commercial quality picnic tables are for the public use arena, having a product built to exacting standards and capable of daily public use can be important for individuals considering a purchase, too.
Let’s get down to the concepts at a more analytical level.
Evaluating Materials when Choosing a Picnic Table
The materials used in Premier Polysteel products are made for long-term durability and day-to-day capabilities in high traffic, high use areas. The materials also allow for unique attributes, like a balanced table, high load capacity, non-tip safety benefits, and quick dry capabilities.
We use steel, primed and treated prior to being dipped in poly-vinyl which seals the steel completely. The outer material coating is tradenamed Plastisol and offers a thickness of about ⅛” around the strong inner steel frame. After dipping, the plastisol is cured at a high temperature to ensure maximum bonding with the metal. The resulting surface is smooth with no sharp edges. It is also resistant to bacterial and fungal growth.
Wood, aluminum, concrete, and steel that is not treated to this standard do not offer the same benefits. While each of the alternate options have seen use in public spaces over the years, the importance of minimal maintenance for our product versus other market available options cannot be understated.
The strong steel architecture and the weatherproof poly-vinyl coating ensure that our tables can perform as you need them to over the long-term, while providing significant value.
Your picnic table – Available Space as a determining factor
Our customers over the years have been varied. The common attribute they have is needing high quality furniture that can handle high daily traffic and use as well as remaining safe and comfortable throughout the years as a long-term solution.
We count among our clientele:
- City, state parks, amusement parks, zoos
- Businesses, apartment complexes, condos
- Colleges, universities, and schools
- Pools, tennis courts, athletic fields
- Restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, outdoor cafes
- Campgrounds, resorts, hotels, and motels
- Private residences
There are plenty of use cases not listed above and we can help you determine if Premier Polysteel picnic tables are right for your needs with a call to our representatives.
Understanding size, shape and Configuration in order to find the right outdoor picnic table for commercial spaces
The type of space is not the only factor in determining the right product for your situation however, and sizing, shape and style can be incredibly important to determining the right tables.
Some questions you may want to ask if you are considering outdoor furniture in the commercial picnic table category:
What is the overall footprint of the tables you are considering?
Have you added significant space on the outside of that footprint to optimize traffic flow?
Are you subject to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements – as most public spaces are, and have you made the proper considerations to enable compliance and ease of use for all visitors or users?
- You can view information about this topic here
Do you need square tables or round tables? How about Oval or rectangular shapes? Will your space be negatively affected by choosing a specific shape?
Have you considered the day-to-day accessibility needs of your tables? Don’t forget to include an exploration about under the tabletop supports and the placement of structural components.
Do you need to provide back support or is it more important to have seating without back support for your application?
Should color help you determine the perfect picnic table?
Surrounding environment and company or organizational colors can have a big effect on which outdoor commercial furniture you choose.
We offer the following colors to help complement your needs in robust, weather resistant outdoor furniture and accessories:
- hunter green
With our products, the color isn’t painted on. It’s part of the material at the molecular level. The poly-vinyl coating is that color all the way through. It has UV stabilization, and resists fading and sun damage.
How can accessory availability help you find the right commercial Picnic tables?
The harmony of your outdoor space can be incredibly important, not only from a matching colors perspective. We design and manufacture accessories that are highly complementary to our tables. This includes table specific accessories like umbrellas. Additionally, surface mounting clamps that enhance safety, security and theft deterrence are available. Our team can help you choose any accessories that your scenario requires.
We also offer trash receptacles, bike racks, benches and other important equipment that can help complete a commercial or public space for visitors.
When Choosing a Commercial Picnic Table it’s Important to Understand the Overall Value Proposition
There are many attributes that help drive the value proposition of ADA picnic tables. The Premier Polysteel Picnic table lineup has been proven to be a simple, high-quality, long-term solution for the commercial outdoor furniture market since 1998. Our company has been producing plastisol coated steel products since 1974.
Some of the important features of our world class outdoor picnic tables are as follows:
- Completely weatherproof thanks to Plastisol coating which covers the steel frame in poly-vinyl to completely eliminate rust potential
- Comfortable to the touch – the poly-vinyl coating makes it easy to enjoy your time on our picnic tables – protection against extreme heat or cold for the user
- Stable, heavy duty designs that are non-tipping and balanced
- Self draining designs mean no pooling of water – better for outdoor dining and user comfort
- UV stabilized and mildew resistant finish
- Built for and proven in the public space
- Competitively priced, Made in the USA and offers a full catalog of complementary commercial outdoor furniture and accessories
- 20 year warranty – an industry best
You can see this overview on the benefits of using Premier PolySteel products in your commercial space.
Premier Polysteel Picnic Tables offer the best options on the market for real-world daily use commercial outdoor furniture
We think it’s important to evaluate long-term goals and overall value when deciding on commercial outdoor furniture including picnic tables. We invite you to see the incredible value offered by Premier Polysteel products. You can shop now for any of our products to see if we are a good fit for your needs.