Storing Your Chiavari Chairs–
The Right And Wrong Way
For an elegant event, such as a wedding, banquet, or fundraiser, there is no better option than the Chiavari chair for your seating needs. At Wedding Events, we have a wide selection of beautiful Chiavari chairs to suit any type of soiree that you’re hosting. Given the top quality of our chairs and the investment you’re making when purchasing them, you’ll want to take extra care in storing them before and after your event. Proper storage extends the life of the chair and maximizes your investment! Continue reading for more tips on how to properly store and care for your Chiavari chairs.
Wear and Tear
Maintaining the life of your Chiavari chairs is a top priority and that maintenance begins with the quality of the chair itself. At Wedding Events, our chiavari chairs are top-of-the-line, constructed of wood or resin frames and a reinforced steel core. But even the best quality chairs will show wear over time and frequent use.
The most common damage that we see to Chiavari chairs is nicks, scratches, and scuffs. Storing them properly can help to avoid these minor abrasions. One key advantage of Chiavari chairs is that they are stackable, making them easy to store when they are not in use; just use caution to prevent damage during this process.
Inspection and Maintenance
You can control the level of care you take in storing your chairs. But sometimes unexpected scrapes or stains can happen at your event. Be sure to properly inspect your Chiavari chairs after each event to make sure they’re in good shape before you store them. Wipe them down with a cloth to clean up any spills or stains. For persistent smudges, use mild soap and water – never harsh chemicals like bleach – to ensure the longevity of your chair.
If you find any nicks or scratches prior to storage, use a furniture touch-up pen matching the color of your chair to quickly and easily get rid of any blemishes.
Storage and Transport
Chairs are at risk of damage during transport to and from your event. Our Chiavari chairs can stack up to eight chairs high – great for storage purposes – but you might want to consider stacking them lower during transport. The unpredictability of roads and traffic can make a higher load more dangerous. Increasing the risk of damage to or loss of your chairs. In the end, it is worth it to make a few more trips to ensure that your chairs stay safe and undamaged!
Also, use a heavy-duty Chiavari chair cover during transport to minimize unwanted surface abrasion that might occur from the chairs being bumped around while in the truck. Secure your chairs properly with tie-downs so they won’t fall over during transport.
Safety and Well-Being
When moving chairs around your event space or to and from your delivery truck, be sure to use a specialized hand truck. Even though our chairs are relatively lightweight, carrying too many at once or making repeated trips without a hand cart can cause fatigue to your back and arms and possibly even injury. Ultimately, using these tools to help move your chairs is safer for the chairs as well as your employees!
Without a doubt, you’ve taken the time to carefully choose the right Chiavari chairs for your event or business. They are elegant and unique, so you’ll want to make sure they are well cared for. Inspect, clean, and carefully store them after each event. Protect their surfaces with durable covers when stacking and moving. Take extra care in moving them so as to avoid damage to the chairs as well as potential injuries to you or any of your employees! Utilizing proper care, storage, and transport methods is essential to maintaining the lifespan of your chairs. Given the investment you’ve made, these extra precautions are well worth it!
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