What Is Contract Grade Furniture?
Contract grade furniture is created for businesses and public places. Unlike the furniture in your home, contract furniture does not need to last for generations. It is often built with less expensive materials, so that it’s easier to replace when necessary.
Below you’ll find some insights into this particular industry, including what one might look for in contract grade pieces.
Contract furniture is a requirement in the hospitality industry, to provide an alternative to the thick-walled, heavy duty tables and chairs. Often these items are made of wood, while some are made of metal or plastic.
They are sturdy enough to withstand constant use against a high temperature environment. Part of their typical use is for business lunches and banquets. They resist damage from heat so that they can be cleaned easily.
Contract furniture is also used extensively in hotels and other commercial spaces for high traffic areas. They are often used for large meetings and conventions where durability is important.
Contract furniture is made to be easily customizable. Often, they can be customized in terms of color, style and size. They are also built specifically to fit all types of needs whether, it is a small table for a very small room or a large conference table that can seat twenty people.
A lot of businesses have their own specifications on the type of furniture they require which often places the request outside the scope of normal manufacturing companies.
Commercial vs. Residential Furniture
A commercial and residential furniture are completely different. For the sake of this discussion, we will be referring to commercial furniture as anything that is sold by a company that makes/sells new furniture and items. Residential furniture is what your own apartment or house has – items like couches, chairs, tables, beds and etc.
In regards to the pricing of the differently used furniture, there are many differences in how much you are charged for the versions for each type of use.