It’s official: peak travel season is well underway. If you’re in the hospitality industry, here’s why now is the time to protect your hotel furniture from wear and tear and anticipate post-peak repairs.
Types of Damages
Rowdy guests and rock stars aren’t the only causes of damaged hospitality furniture. Normal wear and tear results when furniture quality begins to deteriorate due to regular guest use.
Furniture wear and tear is an issue especially during peak summer travel, when hotels experience higher-than-usual traffic. Examples of wear and tear include furniture impressions or faded fabric from sunlight exposure.
If you notice wear and tear and furniture damage, your options are to buy new furniture or fix your existing hotel furniture. Constantly buying new furniture at a hotel is an expensive endeavor, especially for tourist destinations that have a steady flow of guests and are more susceptible to accelerated wear and tear.
Refinishing and reupholstering your existing furniture may be more cost-effective for your hotel. Be sure to look for a professional upholstery business for quality service that will last.
How QA Group Can Help
QA Group specializes in custom furniture repairs, refinishing, and upholstery for luxury commercial businesses. We produce durable, long-lasting, and beautiful results for hotels, restaurants, and beyond (including schools, health and fitness centers, nursing homes, and much more).
Our specialists will freshen up lobby and guest room furnishings or build custom designs, with a full selection of materials to suit your needs. QA Group also refinishes and reupholsters hotel restaurant seating for booths, tables, bar-tops, chairs, and more. Other services include onsite repair service, design consultation, and mobile hotel furniture upholstery.
Ways to Minimize Damage
Whether you decide to buy new furniture or use a reupholstering service, there are ways to minimize damage to hotel furniture. Some tips to maintain furniture quality include:
- Select fabrics with high wear test rating
- Use fabrics with appropriate stain coating to withstand commercial use
- Verify high density foam is used to prevent undue stretch on fabrics
- Use durable outdoor furniture fabrics indoors
- Vacuum furniture weekly and treat stains promptly
- Use custom fitted slipcovers that can be cleaned
- Choose fabrics with synthetic fibers that are best for heavy usage
- Use spray treatments to protect fabric from water, stains, and mildew
- Turn the cushions regularly for even wear