The right flooring for the outdoor area

Patio area with umbrella patio area as a figurehead for the restaurant. When planning the restaurant, outdoor spaces should not be forgotten, because in the warmer months, so can the number of seats increased or even multiplied depending on the space available. The choice of flooring is varied, but it is not always suitable for all floor surfaces each use and every claim. Here you should think especially of your target audience, because in warm weather is often the outdoor crucial for the first impression of a locality. Whether for breakfast café, the restaurant for families or the stylish cocktail lounge for those warm summer nights, a well-chosen floor covering makes the exterior attractive.

Also easy to clean floors, allowing optimum seating, are of advantage. The right flooring also facilitates your service staff to work. When taking over existing surfaces, you should consider whether the existing floor covering for your purposes is likely to dominate or whether renovation is needed. The following list helps in planning and advises on appropriate soil types.

Café seating area with gravel: This outdoor area of a café has a gravel surface as flooring. Gravel or crushed stone surfaces. Ground unevenness can be compensated without any problems. A gradient is not necessary.

Gravel
Advantages: Very easy to clean, gravel requires almost no maintenance, no puddles after rain.
Disadvantages: Not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, unfit for service carts and for fine dining or formal occasions in evening wear (shoe choice of guests).

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