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Tips for hiring event furniture of the best quality

June 28, 2021

Tips for hiring event furniture of the best quality

If you're planning an event, whether it's your wedding day or a large scale event, and you need to hire event furniture, you want to have confidence and trust that the quality of the furniture you are hiring is of a good standard.

The nature of the furniture hire industry, of course, is that the equipment is hire stock.  Rarely do you receive brand-new furniture that would if you were buying it.  Hire stock is equipment that was brought by the company brand new, which is then hired out at regular intervals to various people and companies.  Naturally, hire stock such as tables and chairs, bars, dance floors and other equipment does get scratched and worn over time.  That said, however, the last thing you want or need on the day before your busy event is for a load of battered furniture arriving at site, only to be told "it is hire stock after all".  That's not acceptable.

So, the tips below will help you to hire event furniture of the best quality for weddings and events, and will hopefully mean that you can achieve the look at finish at your event that you are aspiring to.  In other words, how can you maximize your chances of receiving good quality event equipment?

Work with a reputable company

First and foremost, you should always work with an established company and one that has a strong reputation in the event and hospitality industry.  Why?  Well, simply because that a good reputation is hard-earned over years, and the best furniture hire companies realize that whilst good news travels fast, bad news travels even faster. They will go to great lengths to protect their reputation, and a large part of this is to ensure that the quality of their rental furniture is second to none.  As a result, the chances are that the more well known the company, the better the furniture quality is likely to be.  It's safe to say that with small, little-known hire companies, you are taking your chances...

Ask!

As you move through the ordering process and when you are finalising your order, there's nothing to stop you asking about the internal processes of the company.  In other words, do stacks of chairs and seat pads come cleaned and bagged?  Do leather sofas and armchairs come with padded covers?  Is chair hire and other furniture items regularly re-sprayed to maintain quality.  Of course, the answers to all of these questions should be a resounding "YES!".  If not, then you should be asking yourself why, as this means that potentially the quality of your furniture rentals might not quite be up to the standard you are expecting.

What about linen?

Tablecloths for weddings, napkins for events and other table linen for occasions is always an important one to get right.  There's nothing worse than receiving tablecloths and napkins with stains on them, or that haven't been pressed.  It is ESSENTIAL that the hire company you use ensures that the linen is machine washed and pressed in between hires.  Again, ask the question.

For larger events, can you visit?

The best event hire companies will have their own showroom where you can go in and visit, and this is certainly something that is recommended.  Why?  Simply because not only can you have a look at the latest products up-close, but also, whilst you are there, you can have a look at the operation as a whole. Cast your eyes around.  Are products neatly stacked and put away in their own bays?  Or is it just a random selection of products rammed into corners?  The better the level of organisation internally, the better quality of product you are likely to receive.

Continual investment

And finally, the best furniture hire and catering equipment hire companies will be continually investing in new products.  This is why you should always follow companies on social media or via their blog, to keep up to date with new product launches.  The more of these there are, the more confident you can be that the company sees value in maintaining good quality in their stock, rather than sending poor quality products out on hire until they break or simply stop working.

Hopefully these tips will help you when the time comes to hire the best quality event furniture and, of course, we hope that you would choose Event Hire UK as your preferred supplier, as we can most definitely answer yes to all the above.

Browse and hire securely online 24/7 with the furniture rental UK experts today and put your faith in us - you won't be disappointed!

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