What are the top ideas and tips for purchasing bar and nightclub furniture? This article answers the most popular questions about furniture pricing and advice.

 

 

What is the Best Furniture for Nightclubs: Modular or Custom-Built?

There is no correct choice here, folks – it’s what is best for you and your budget. Each is a good selection for various reasons. Let’s consider the pros and cons of each:

Modular furniture:


Custom-built furniture:

A word of note: whenever ordering club furnishings, always request the flame certification document – this is required to be on-file by your local fire marshal during inspections. All fabrics must be in compliance with the standards set forth by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) or similar governing authority. Some municipalities require the certification to be in a specific format, so be aware of the specific certification required by your local fire marshal.


What Does Nightclub and Bar Furniture Cost?

According to Bowman, the current starting cost for plain sofas is $84 per-lineal-foot, which is for “high-end, commercially-viable fabrics and velvets.” The majority of his sofas exceed $140 per-lineal foot. On the other hand, Modern Line Furniture (@Modern_Line), a popular quick-ship reseller of offshore club furniture, the starting price for sofas (button-tufted bonded leather) is $120 per-lineal-foot.


What are the Most Popular Fabrics Used in Nightclub and Bar Furniture?

Bowman says that vinyl’s are becoming the most popular choice in nightclub furniture. Over the years the development of vinyl for commercial furniture has become much more sophisticated. The durability and texture of some vinyl products is outstanding. Woven fabrics are warmer but don’t clean as easily as vinyl. For the best long-term investment, genuine leather is king. The latest and greatest vinyl product KG offers is Canadian vinyl-producer Morbern (@Morbern_Inc) (the photo at the top features this product). According to Bowman, is favorite collection Morbern offers is "Mellohides", which has a double-kint backing. If you’re looking for a really nice, high-quality fabric, my personal favorite is the ‘Bromley Microsuede’ series by Microfibres.

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Should I Reupholster My Nightclub Furniture or Buy New?

This is a good question. On the surface, reupholstering sounds like the logical choice. However, the reality is that when you send your nightclub furniture out for reupholstering, there is only one guy who really knows about the exact work that is performed. Let me explain. We all want to save a buck, but sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot in the process. I’ve seen club owners time and again send their furniture out to their favorite local upholstery guy, which somehow always ends-up being some guy who hangs-out at the club – imagine that! Let’s face it, folks, whether you trust this guy or not, he’s going to take the easy way out, which is to add a thin layer of foam on top of the existing upolstered cushion and then re-wrap it with the new fabric. This is what’s referred to as a “wrap-around.” This is gar-ba¢ge. folks! The old foam, which is the part of your furniture that breaks-down, is left inside the cushion. According to KG Furniture, the effort required to truly reupholster furniture (using new foam) exceeds the value of the furniture. Unless you are making a simple repair, do yourself a major favor and avoid reupholstering – purchase new furniture!

 

How to Increase Seating Capacity in Your Nightclub or Bar: Backless Chairs and Armless Chairs

If you’re looking to maximize your seating efficiency, you should consider using backless photo-of-model-709-30-bar-stool-by-mts-seatingchairs for your bar (as shown in the photo at right) and hi-top table seating and armless club chairs for your club tables. Backless chairs can save up to one foot of floor space, while armless club chairs are about 35% narrower than chairs with arms; both are popular choices.

Shopping for bar stools can be a frustrating experience – that is, if you are looking for something that is high-quality and unique. The best selection of unique, high-quality bar stools that I’ve seen is at MTS Seating (@MTSeating). Many companies offer bar stools, but nothing that really moves me. Here are my favorite bar stools –
 

For true value and style, MTS Seating is the leader!

Downloadables: 

pdfMTS Seating 709-30 GR6 Labella Bar Stool Cut Sheet

pdfMTS 901-30-K Bar Stool Cut Sheet


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