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When It Comes to Outdoor Furniture, Don’t Cut Corners – Choose Commercial-Grade Products
When It Comes to Outdoor Furniture, Don’t Cut Corners – Choose Commercial-Grade Products

If you’re looking to furnish your outside surroundings – whether it’s your commercial recreational space, pool lounge area, park, restaurant, or school campus – it doesn’t pay to have furniture meant for residential use. In truth, YOU could pay greatly if a guest or visitor injures themselves while using your residential-grade furniture. Manufactured with less durable materials, lighter weight limits and lower overall quality standards, residential-use furniture such as outdoor chairs, benches, and poolside furniture can be precarious. The last thing you want is for someone to fall through a seat or tumble to the ground because the furniture was overused or wasn’t built to withstand enough weight.

Commercial outdoor furniture, on the other hand, reduces your liability and ensures peace of mind because every piece is designed specifically for excessive everyday use and, therefore, held to higher industry standards. Let’s explore the many benefits of commercial-grade furniture:


Safety benefits

  • Industry-tested and certified

While all furniture manufacturers must comply with regulatory requirements in order to guarantee their products are safe for the end user, commercial-grade furniture suppliers are held to even more stringent standards and their products must pass a series of durability, stability, and weight-bearing tests. At Furniture Leisure, all our supplier furnishings, including our own exclusive RHINO outdoor furniture, meet or exceed the criteria established by associations such as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and Fenestration & Glass Industry Alliance (FGIA), formerly known as the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

RHINO Commercial Picnic Table

  • Heavier weight capacities

To accommodate all your guests and visitors, you need furniture that can comfortably seat and hold a wide range of body sizes and weights. Our commercial chairs typically have up to a 300-pound weight capacity, like our Havana Classic Stacking Commercial Plastic Resin Armchair. Ideal for poolside, patio and outdoor restaurant seating, these commercial chairs with powder-coated aluminum legs and an attractive wicker look are a comfortable yet affordable option. If you’d like seating that’s rated for even heavier weight capacity, consider our Westport MPC Stackable Adirondack chair. It boasts a whopping 20.5-inch wide seat and can hold up to 400 pounds. 

Westport Commercial Adirondack

  • More durable materials 

Your furniture will need to handle daily use by many different people, which means it needs to be constructed of heavy-duty materials that can stand up to the test. At Furniture Leisure, our commercial outdoor furniture is available in many different materials and styles to suit your needs. Here are just a few of the commercial-grade components we offer that guarantee quality and longevity:

When you invest in a better frame structure and materials, you can rest assured your furniture will be safe and dependable for your guests.


Additional commercial-grade benefits

Along with all the safety advantages, our commercial furniture also has these benefits you don’t normally get with residential-grade products: 

  • Customizations

Make your furniture your own with a variety of customization options – from incorporating custom logos to choosing from multiple frame and cushion color combinations. Furniture Leisure lets you be as unique and creative as you’d like. 

Kingston Deep

Do you want to make an impression in your patio area? Choose from over 20 coordinating or contrasting cushion colors for our Kingston Deep Cushion Seating Sofa. How would you like to brand your school’s trash receptacles? With our custom logo trash cans, you can! Perhaps you’re looking to memorialize a patron or promote a business? Our helpful associates will help you do just that on a wide variety of custom logo and memorial benches.

Custom Logo Commercial Bench

  • Better warranties

All of our commercial outdoor products come with solid manufacturer warranties that back their materials and workmanship. If for some reason the product has an issue, Furniture Leisure and/or the manufacturer will repair or replace it at no charge. However, because our products are made of the highest quality from the most reputable suppliers, they usually outlive their warranties for years of dependable use.

  • Bulk orders

As a commercial enterprise, you need to know the outdoor furniture pieces you want can be bought in multiples and, more importantly, at quantity discounts. At Furniture Leisure, we’ve got you covered on both fronts! Whether you need five, 12, 20, or more, we’ll ensure we have the stock and the best price for you. 


When it comes to residential versus commercial outdoor furniture, there is no comparison. Commercial furniture offers so much more: more quality, more safety, more certifications, and more assurance. See for yourself with this side-by-side comparison of a stacking Adirondack chair:

Residential vs Commercial

If you’re a business or organization that caters to the public, don’t cut corners by using residential furniture. Call Furniture Leisure today at 1-800-213-2401 to see the breadth and depth of our commercial outdoor furniture offerings. Our associates will be glad to show you around our site, suggest great product options for your needs, and provide a fast quote along with a timeline of deliverables.

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