The search for quality hotel outdoor furniture can be tricky, because “quality” is a difficult quality to pin down. At Windward Design Group, we believe that quality pieces are the ones that make a phenomenal first impression and that are also constructed with the craftsmanship it takes to impress long-term, too. Finding excellent furniture for your hotel can be a critical part of providing a great guest experience, and it can be tricky to ascertain a collection’s quality at first glance. Today, we’re outlining some crucial points to take into consideration as you search for outdoor furniture that lasts. Let’s dive in.
It’s Probably Sourced in the USA. Is It Made Here, Too?
One of the best-kept secrets among outdoor furniture manufacturers is that it’s not uncommon at all for most (or all) of a company’s materials to be sourced in the United States. This is important and should by no means be downplayed (after all, domestically sourced materials create jobs and guarantee a certain standard of quality). However, don’t be distracted by “sourced in the USA” advertisements; it’s also key to look for manufacturers who both source and produce their products domestically. At Windward Design Group, we are proud to source and craft our products in the United States; each of our pieces is truly and thoroughly made in the USA. Doing this enables us to guarantee the highest possible level of quality and craftsmanship throughout every stage of the manufacturing process, and that is something we consider non-negotiable. In order to find the best, most long-lasting outdoor furniture pieces for your hotel, we recommend prioritizing this, as well.
What Do You Know About the Manufacturing Process?
Our manufacturing process is founded upon the principle that quality furniture should be crafted, not produced. When collections are mass-produced in an assembly line, the first priority is quantity. Mass production means cheaper, less durable parts in order to create the highest amount of product possible. If you’re looking for a low up-front cost without too much concern for longevity, mass-produced furniture can be a good option. However, finding long-lasting furniture that’s built to withstand significant wear and tear while looking pristine means looking for pieces that are individually hand-crafted with the highest-quality materials and best practices.
How Is the Warranty?
Always look for an outdoor furniture provider who can guarantee the quality of their pieces with reasonable warranties that protect your investment. Hotel outdoor furniture undergoes a significant amount of wear; when you invest in these pieces, it’s important to be able to rest assured that they’re built to last. The best way you can walk away from your furniture investment with peace of mind is by knowing that you’re protected with a generous warranty. The best outdoor furniture is the kind that doesn’t just serve as a backdrop to your guests’ experiences, but that is an integral part of those experiences. Help your guests make the most of their experiences while protecting your investment in the long term.
What Is the Company’s Ethos?
The best way to guarantee high-quality furniture is by paying attention to the values of the company that manufactures it. When you’re evaluating a furniture provider, ask yourself: what do they stand for? Are family values at their core? Do they have a history of helping create jobs and supporting local businesses? Do they put a considerable amount of time and care into crafting their pieces? Or, instead, is their priority to turn a profit? Do a bit of research into the story of the provider you’re considering. It may not seem terribly important at first glance, but a manufacturer’s ethos speaks volumes about not just the quality of their furniture, but about the nature of the business relationship you can expect with them in the long run.
Finding outdoor furniture that lasts means paying attention to certain standards of quality that speak volumes about what you can expect in the long term. Begin exploring handcrafted outdoor furniture collections for your hotel here.