Although many laundromats are offering extra amenities these days, from TVs and sofas to children’s play areas, there are only a few features that most laundromats consider vital: washers, dryers, laundry carts, change machines, and folding tables. Without folding tables, where would customers fold their clean laundry? On the floor? As a laundromat owner, you have the responsibility of selecting laundromat folding tables that function well for both you and your customers. If you’re having trouble deciding which folding tables best fit your facility, use the tips below for help.
Selecting Laundromat Folding Tables
Selecting laundromat folding tables is easy if you keep a few simple things in mind. As you shop, look for tables that have the following characteristics:
Above all, remember that your folding tables must be heavy-duty and ready to handle a high level of traffic. If you were considering buying cheap tables from a regular home furniture store, think again. You need commercial-grade folding tables that can stand up to heavy use. You want these tables to last for years, right? They need to be sturdy, tough, and reliable.
If you purchase folding tables that were designed for use in laundromats, they should be the appropriate size and height. (Yet another reason why it’s important to purchase commercial-grade furniture.) There should be enough space for customers to fold large items and stack their folded laundry.
Easy to Clean
Although laundromats are dedicated to cleaning, that doesn’t mean they don’t get a little messy from time to time. A customer might place their dirty laundry on a folding table to sort through it, or they might accidentally spill a drink or a snack on the table. Your employees need to keep the folding tables clean and ready for use, so it’s important that the surface material can quickly be wiped down. Consider plastic, laminate, fiberglass, or metal tabletops.
Attractive, Yet Classic
Choose folding tables that are aesthetically pleasing and match your store’s decor and color scheme. Not only is this important for branding (especially if you have multiple stores), but also it shows that you care about your store and you want it to look inviting and appealing. It gives the impression that you’re not just getting by – you’re thriving!
Finally, once you find that perfect table, make sure that you purchase enough of them. You need enough folding tables to serve all of your customers during peak times. If you lack sufficient folding space, you might see customers walking in, surveying the situation, and leaving to use a competitor’s store instead.
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