19 Nov Street Furniture: How to Choose the Right Items for Your Area
When it comes to choosing street furniture for a playground or public area, you want to make sure that you are choosing the best possible furniture. But what do you have to consider? Here are some factors which you may want to think about to get the best furniture.
What do you have to consider when choosing street furniture? There are many types of furniture now available and sometimes it can be hard to decide. Here are some things that you should consider if you want to make sure that you make the right choice when you decide on which street furniture to use.
How Does it Match the Surrounding Area?
Are you going to use the street furniture in a natural area such as a park or in a more built up area like a city centre? One of the first things that you should do is to try to match the furniture to its surroundings, which involves choosing the same colours, textures and designs to create something which works together. Try to use street furniture which will add something to the area, not just in a practical way but in an aesthetic way as well.
The longer the street furniture lasts, the less money it will cost you over the years. If you choose recycled street furniture which tends to last a long time then there will be less need to replace it so quickly, and this means it is often the most economical option.
It also means that once you have installed the street furniture, you can literally forget about it in some cases and you need less money to spend on caring for the product. One of the best options is recycled plastic as this is durable and long lasting, and requires no maintenance to keep it in great condition.
Make sure the furniture you use is suitable for the people who will use it. If it is for use by adults in a park, like a bench, then it should be suitable for them. If the street furniture is going to be used by children in a playground then safety is paramount, meaning you will want something which is strong and secure, and free from splinters and cracks. Again, recycled plastic could be a great option in such a situation.
Covered or in the Open?
If the street furniture is to be out in the open, it will have to be waterproof. You should be aware that metal and timber need treatment to make them waterproof, but there are other materials which do not require any treatment, such as recycled plastic, which means it can be used even in the wettest conditions.
Everyone wants to use street furniture which looks good, and it is worth choosing furniture which will add something to the area and make it more appealing to users. Always try to think beyond the practical reasons for installing the furniture and use a material which is versatile and can be used to create the best effect with your street furniture.
Find the Best Street Furniture
There is a lot to consider when choosing the most appropriate street furniture for your park, playground or public space. Make sure you think about all the above factors and then use them to help you to find furniture that will be practical, attractive and economical.
At Miko, we pride ourselves on producing high quality, British manufactured goods to improve and complement any environment. Over the last 30 years, Miko have experience in supplying schools, hospitals, small and large businesses, and councils. Management at Miko work endlessly to develop strong relationships with our suppliers and buyers to establish the best products for your project, this allows for very competitive pricing with the highest quality materials.