Blog posts from May, 2016

Aluminum Chiavari Chairs vs Wood Chiavari Chairs

Aluminum vs Wood Chiavari Chair

To date we have written a blog post comparing clear Chiavari chairs to resin chiavari chairsaluminum Chiavari chairs to resin Chiavari chairs and wood Chiavari chairs with resin Chiavari chairs. We did this to shed light on the pros and cons of each product so buyer’s interested in purchasing Chiavari chairs could have an understanding of what they’re purchasing. There are a lot of different options out there – within the resin Chiavari chair category there are 4 different kinds of chairs. Having a complete understanding of the product your business will buy helps to ensure you’re getting the Chiavari chair that best meets your needs. This next blog post in the series discusses the difference between aluminum Chiavari chairs versus wood Chiavari chairs in an easy to consume list format.

Aluminum Chiavari Chairs:

  • Lightweight chairs – generally less than 10lbs per chair
  • Seams may be spot welded instead of fully welded
  • 1.5mm thickness and hollow
  • Because of the softness of the metal, seats tend to feature permanent cushions with fixed plywood base to avoid seat damage
  • Metal material shows scratches with bare metal
  • Water can cause damage to finish
  • Often, only 1 horizontal chair rail instead of the traditional 2 horizontal chair rails
  • 1 horizontal chair rail instead of 2 allows aluminum chair to stack easier
  • Aluminum is a softer metal which can subject the chair to more give
  • Aluminum can be (not in all cases) a more expensive metal

Wood Chiavari Chairs:

  • The original Chiavari chair was made of wood and for many it is the clear winner
  • Lightweight chair – around 10lbs
  • Can be bought in a knocked down or assembled format
  • Scratches and chips show the natural wood colour underneath
  • Easily sanded and re-stained or painted
  • A ton of colours available due to the nature of wood – can be stained a variety of colours that allow the wood grain to show through, or painted solid colours
  • Factory assembled wood Chiavari’s will be the strongest most durable – knocked down chairs often have screws come loose
  • Traditional 2 horizontal chair rails
  • Water can cause damage to the finish
  • Traditional Chiavari chair seat

If you’re interested in purchasing some of our resin Chiavari chairs or wood Chiavari chairs

How many chiavari chairs can you put around a 72 inch round table

Chiavari chairs are one of the best event chairs you can purchase because they have a relatively small footprint. Because each chiavari chair has a small footprint it allows for more chairs to fit around a table and more tables and chairs to fit in the event room = more revenue for the event venue and/or party rental company.

resin chiavari chair measures 16 inches in width by 16 inches in depth while a wood chiavari chair measures 15 ½ inches in width by 15 ½ inches in depth.

To comfortably seat people around a 72 inch round table, 9 chiavari chairs fit around it.

71 Inch table with 9 Chairs

If you’re looking to maximize the space and the venue (and don’t care if guests have to straddle table legs – in the case of a plastic folding table), 10-11 chiavari chairs fit around a 72 inch round table.

71 Inch table with 10 Chairs

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New Banquet Chair Dolly Now in Stock

For over a year we’ve had a two wheel hand truck for stacking chairs and banquet chairs in stock. This was a good solution for many organizations as it allowed them to pick the kind of wheel they bought – customizing the cart based on whether they were planning to use the cart on grass, on pavement or both.

It isn’t a traditional banquet chair dolly and there are some that prefer the banquet chair dollies with protective carpet to help protect the banquet chair frames.

I’m pleased to announce we now have banquet chair dollies in our Mississauga warehouse with protective carpeting.

Banquet Chair Dolly

The stacking chair cart measures 49.25" H x 28.25" W x 25.5" D and allows for the easy and efficient transport of banquet chairs and other stacking chairs. It features a plush carpeted back and cart bottom to protect the banquet chair frames. It has an assembled weight of 20.2 lbs, allows stacks of up to 8 chairs to go through a standard door and has sturdy wheels for easy maneuvering.

If you’re interested in a quote for our new banquet chair dolly including shipping:

New Copa Stemmed Water Glass Now in Stock

We have had stemmed water glasses in our Eclisse glassware line for a while now. We also have two crystal water glasses – the Serenity 14oz crystal water glass and the Victoria 10oz crystal old fashioned glass (which can double as a water glass). There’s always a demand for more stemmed water glasses though – it’s one of the most used glasses in an entire restaurant/banquet hall/golf club and one of the most rented glassware items out there.

I’m pleased to announce our new Copa 10oz Stemmed Water Glass – now in stock at our Mississauga Warehouse.

Copa Stemmed Water Glass

The Copa Glassware Collection provides classic teardrop wine glasses and a stemmed water glass for events of all sizes. The two stemmed wine glasses give you the option of providing guests with a larger red wine glass and a smaller white wine glass. The stemmed water glass allows a generous serving of water or even soft drinks.

Additional Details:

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Sturdy barrels and stems
  • Machine made for Quality and Consistency
  • Rounded Rim
  • Made in China
  • 10 oz volume

For a quote including shipping to your location of our new stemmed water glass:


New Sizes of Spun Polyester Tablecloths in Stock

Last year we introduced square spun polyester tablecloths to our inventory. Spun polyester has a higher thread count then our regular polyester tablecloths – making it thicker and more luxurious. The square spun polyester tablecloths are often used as table overlays so that banquet halls and event venues can use regular (less expensive) polyester linens on the tables with square overlays that are more expensive overtop. We heard from our customer’s that there was also a need for spun polyester in rounds and rectangles. I’m pleased to announce that we now have the following sizes in stock and available in our Mississauga warehouse:

Spun Polyester Tablecloths

If you’re interested in a quote for any of our new spun polyester tablecloth sizes including shipping: