Picnic benches are tables that have built-in bench seats. They come in many sizes and shapes to accommodate a wide range of applications in both indoor and outdoor environments. They are used in residential backyards, parks, public squares, indoor food courts in malls, and school playgrounds.
Thesebenches can be built from wood, plastic, metal, or stone. Our purpose here is to look at the benefits of metal benches as the best possible option for the average application. Wood, no matter how well it is treated, will eventually rot.
Stone is actually more durable than metal, but it can be broken by vandalism and is therefore not the best choice for areas where criminal mischief occurs. Plastic is durable, but also lightweight and easy to steal.
XPB Lockers recommends metal picnic benches for the sake of practical use, longevity, and security. Each bench is thermoplastic coated to make its metal superstructure even more durable than it originally is. Thermoplastic is a special powder coating that is applied to metal with a combination of electromagnetism and heat.
First, the powder is electrically charged. The metal is giving the opposing charge so the powder will magnetically adhere to its surface. After this, the powder and the metal are heated so that the coating forms a thick, corrosion resistant surface over the metal.
This makes the metal that much more resistant to rain, temperatures, and the deleterious effects of ultraviolet light. Paint retains its color for years as a result. Also, the very nature of thermoplastic itself makes the bench vandal resistant. If the coating is cut, it can be melted back together with a heat gun.
Picnic benches that are protected by this thermoplastic coating are ideal for use in heavy traffic areas like malls, retail centers, and town squares. With 16 color choices, exterior architecture can be easily complimented with a highly durable, and very practical, outdoor dining area.
Security is further ensured by surface mounting the benches to concrete. Once bolted to a sidewalk or patio, these benches are immobile and almost impossible for the average thief to unbolt and carry off.
Metal benches are made with a variety of designs to accommodate special environments. In parks, the rectangular design is most popular because looks more like the traditional wooden benchs of the past century. Special handicapped accessible benches are available to accommodate disabled persons that visit the park.
Octagonal benches are highly decorative and work very well in theme parks. They are also popular in public gardens and with some residential homeowners who want to add a special flare to their back yards.
Childrens picnic benches are round. The absence of any sharp corners makes them safe for oftentimes restless children to bump into as they jostle about in their seats. The risk of injury is minimized as a result. Also, the seats on a child’s bench are much lower to the ground to prevent a severe fall from occurring.
Square benches are the favored style of the commercial world. The majority of office buildings are surrounded by very conservative modern landscapes that follow principles of basic geometry and strict minimalism. The square design offers a symmetry, balance, and angularity that ideally blend with contemporary motifs.
All picnic benches sold by XPB Lockers can be fitted with sun umbrellas that block harmful ultraviolet sunlight. We strongly recommend that all children’s benchs be fitted with umbrellas to protect kids from sunburn. When sunburn is minimized in a child’s formative years, the risk of skin cancer in adulthood is dramatically reduced.
XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockers, commercial lavatories, USPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroom equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX