When acquiring contract furniture for a hospitality or commercial establishment, it can be difficult to navigate the vast range of options available. To deliver a successful project, a number of factors must be taken into consideration – such as style, practicality and affordability.
However, it is of paramount importance that furniture is safe – particularly when it will be used in challenging public environments. Unfortunately, furniture accidents are common (faulty and defective restaurant chairs often collapse), but with the right product testing procedures in place, many accidents are avoidable. So what have we done about this?
The importance of furniture testing within the hospitality & commercial sector
As a leading contract furniture supplier to the hospitality & commercial sector, we understand that poor standards relating to furniture safety are not acceptable. As a result, we have developed RIGA – a state of the art endurance and testing facility at The Innovation Hub, Abingdon.
But what is RIGA furniture testing?
The “RIGA procedure” tests furniture to established British standards of endurance contract level 2 as well as BIFMA (the American furniture standard). In addition to these standards, we also subject furniture to a number of tests designed specifically for the hospitality & commercial sector.
Created by the industry, for the industry – as a trusted furniture supplier, we understand the needs of large hospitality chains – and have created tests with maximum impact and durability in mind. Ask us about RIGA furniture testing.
Do you need resilient designer furniture?
Are you looking for stylish furniture design that also meets the demands of a challenging environment? At UHS Group, our talented team will help you select suitable furniture from our range that’s in line with your specific needs.