Tips For Choosing the Perfect Outdoor Dining Set

Assist your clients with their selections by considering several key criteria when assisting.

From two-person minimalist dining tables to large rustic bar-height tables capable of seating many guests, outdoor sets come in sizes and styles for every establishment. Key factors to be considered include how frequently events will be hosted as well as their current layout.


An outdoor dining set can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying outdoor spaces. From casual family meals and happy hour drinks with friends to hosting large gatherings or entertaining large crowds – having comfortable and convenient outdoor seating solutions is essential for an enjoyable outdoor experience.

Measuring your available space will help ensure that your dining set fits comfortably without feeling cramped or restricted. For frequent entertaining events, consider investing in a larger dining set that can seat more people at one time.

Homeowners with limited storage space should look for dining sets featuring tables and chairs with fold-flat designs or built-in storage solutions so that seating arrangements can be quickly altered to meet guests’ needs while minimizing storage needs in your home. Furthermore, consider selecting furniture that can be stored indoors during inclement weather to protect both investment and extend its lifespan.


Material selection can have a dramatic impact on its durability, appearance and price. Cheap woods like pine may not withstand weather-induced changes and hot mugs while food or liquid spillage could damage them quickly.

Opt instead for durable metals like aluminum and acacia wood, as well as more resilient materials like teak, wicker or concrete that can withstand Florida’s hot climate, rainstorms and mildew – and are easy to keep clean.

Consider how often seating will need to be moved around, whether guests will use tables for other purposes and whether storage will be an issue during inclement weather. Based on your client’s requirements, furniture with adjustable features like stackable chairs or wheels could make rearrangement and adaptation simpler for meeting ever-evolving demands.


Most outdoor dining sets consist of tables, chairs, and umbrellas. Tables come in various sizes and shapes – round or rectangular; made from aluminum, cast iron steel, or synthetic wood – with various finishes and designs available. Restaurants may choose to add flair by using tables with differing heights for their dining and bar service – to further highlight their style.

Chair styles vary and may include or lack armrests; many chairs are stackable for easy storage when not in use. Furthermore, material selection for an outdoor dining set should also be taken into consideration; different materials have their own set of advantages that will save both money and time in the long run.

An ideal outdoor dining set must be easy to keep clean and maintain, withstand damage from sunlight, wind, and rain, and last as long as possible. Advise clients to wipe off excess moisture after rainstorms from furniture and chairs before storing umbrella canopies and removable cushions indoors for mildew prevention.


Your client may have specific requirements when it comes to their outdoor dining set. If they wish to incorporate elements from inside their restaurant into the design of their outdoor space, be sure to find dining sets with customizable components like tabletops and chair cushions.

Tables are the centerpieces of any dining area and come in an assortment of styles, heights and shapes to meet various seating needs. Popular choices include balcony-height or gathering-height tables designed to seat groups comfortably as well as counter-height tables that pair nicely with barstools.

Consider all aspects of table and chair features when purchasing furniture for clients’ outdoor dining sets – armrests, back support for chairs and their ability to be moved around easily on wheels, stackability when not in use and durable materials like teak wood which naturally resists fungi infestation, wood rot and termite infestation are just a few options that should be kept in mind.