Why do Parks Choose Metal Picnic Tables?
What is it about Park and Public Space Picnic Tables that makes it so important that they are built for the long-term?
Parks and other public spaces require the best quality outdoor furniture to meet realistic needs of huge volumes of users throughout the year and over the long-term.
Public spaces see an incredible amount of usage. Most users aren’t aware of the full-time implications of a public space and how the different areas and installations of that space can be accessed full-time, or a majority of the time. This type of usage requires purpose-built furniture, installations, accessories and public facing architecture and planning. When planning, organizers and management of these types of spaces need to factor in the long-term durability and ease of maintenance of a solution, because the costs can add up over time.
Premier Polysteel manufactures world-class outdoor furniture including hard wearing, durable and sensible metal picnic tables made to last decades, not just years.
This article is to highlight the ways public furniture can be used to an extreme level and how to address this excessive use when purchasing equipment for such a space.
Maintenance of Park furniture installations
Maintenance is the most frequent concern that park managers have to deal with, regarding public installations like picnic tables. While there may not be a full time load on the picnic table and seating, the volume of the visitors and the open access to furniture in the public space means that tables and seating will be a target for enhanced maintenance.
That’s why Premier Polysteel addresses this concern through thoughtful, focused design and premium materials. Maintenance crews are made up of skilled professionals that cost real money. Minimizing maintenance and ongoing repair costs is a huge factor in selection of furniture and equipment for parks and other spaces like this.
The metal picnic tables in a park area are inviting and allow visitors to enjoy the scenery, surroundings and outdoor weather. But that means that the crews will have to be cognizant of wear and tear on these recreational pieces to maintain the quality of the experience for the end users.
A thick layer of polyvinyl coats all parts of the strong inner steel structure of a Premier Polysteel metal picnic table, including the legs. That coating offers several benefits – but most importantly it seals the internal structure from the weather and outdoor elements. This means that the passive effects of UV light, rain, and other variables are minimized so that the furniture can be maintained less frequently while remaining inviting and comfortable for users. Generally, this polyvinyl coating can also take advantage of the naturally occurring moisture in the air and rainfall to help keep the picnic tables clean. In environments where regular air moisture and rainfall are not occurring, the coating makes cleaning simple and quick. Overall maintenance frequency and timelines can be optimized to save real dollars.
Repairs on Park furniture like seating and tables
The incredibly balanced and strong inner steel structure means that there are no weak points that can cause failure in normal use cases. Premier Polysteel is among the toughest furniture available to public spaces, thanks to high quality materials, great engineering, and solid manufacturing principles and techniques. They are also able to be moved if needed, unlike monolithic furniture (example: concrete).
As a result, the maintenance is minimized. The passive problems normally encountered with other materials, like galvanized steel or wood, or aluminum are all but eliminated, thanks to the lack of rust, and the strength of the underlying materials, which avoid metal deformation. The heavy build-quality which can make success in vandalism and theft much less frequent.
Premier Polysteel installations see less frequent repair needs. Period.
Difficulty in replacement of park picnic tables
It takes multiple people, and often long, difficult internal processes to get replacement furniture in place. Just to physically remove and replace a large furniture piece is a burden on maintenance and facilities management crews.
Furthermore, the fact that Premier Polysteel is so confident in the manufacturing process and materials of the products means we feel confident in offering our 20 year warranty with every product that is manufactured in house. Testimonials prove that this warranty is a secondary protection, because the product build quality is exceptional. The user experience and the long-term value of buying Premier Polysteel outdoor picnic tables, benches and other furniture is high – because of the durability and low cost of long-term ownership.
How to find the best Park or Public Space Picnic Tables
The following characteristics showcase why Premier Polysteel outdoor picnic tables made from steel and coated in Plastisol, are top of the line options for real-world use cases where you need the most durable and usable product in place.
- Rust proof construction
- The outer coating and inner steel won’t perpetuate fire or flame concerns – unless a fire is continually present, then the furniture will not continue to burn
- UV stability and resistant to mold, fade, rot and deterioration
- The strength of our picnic table is unmatched in the market – in our test we put a car on top of a table and it retained balance and structural integrity – these are tough products
- The build material and the choice of high durability metal patterns and steel structures makes our furniture highly resistant to vandalism
Tamper-resistant hardware or tamper-proof hardware?
Speaking of vandalism – because the immediate impacts of vandalism don’t show as readily on our products, often vandals give up and move on to other structures and surfaces, generally – we have a good track record with simply sending out standard kits for vandalism resistant hardware. We call these “tamper-resistant”.
Testimonials and customer feedback prove that we have lower instances of commonplace defacement and vandalism, generally.
We do, however, offer tamper-proof hardware, if requested by clients for a small additional fee, for areas and installations where more peace of mind is needed. The sheer weight and balanced structure makes theft a minimal threat. Our tables weigh 200-500 lbs. The commercial aesthetics deter potential theft also. These are picnic tables that look right at home in public spaces.
Aesthetics matter in public spaces
The colors we offer (a dozen) can help to create stylistic and color harmony throughout your space.
The tables, and all of the Premier Polysteel products continue to look great year after year, thanks to the durability and inherent properties of the construction.
Hail storms, rain, extreme heat or sun are generally no match for our round picnic tables built specifically for outdoor commercial and public spaces.
The case for Premier Polysteel Park Benches
The idea that you can buy once and get long-term benefits in your outdoor furniture purchasing is an idea that is alive and well when you use Premier Polysteel furniture, including our outdoor picnic tables available in a variety of styles and colors and made for decades of use. We invite you to see the whole line of products we offer in our online store, or to contact our team for help in planning your public or commercial installation.
After all, reduced maintenance costs, long-lasting good looks and easier cleaning means you can rest assured your outdoor space will look great for users year round and many years into the future.