Different Kinds of Restaurant Booths

Different Kinds of Restaurant Booths

Booths are a popular form of restaurant seating that can be extremely functional, save space, and give the restaurant a particular atmosphere. Families and groups of friends love booths because of their intimate feel, and the fact that everyone can sit together. Booths tend to give the customers a sense of privacy. But did you know that there is an endless variety of restaurant booths? You can get booths in different colors, heights, and styles to suit your establishment. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular booths, and some of the more unique booth styles.

Classic Booths

A classic booth can be 36” or 42” inches high and comes in black or red upholstered vinyl. These padded, comfortable booths can suit a range of restaurant decors from classic diners to more sophisticated family restaurants.

Wood Booths

There are several popular wood booth designs. Depending on the design, a wood booth can add a classy elegant feel to the restaurant or it can help to keep the restaurant décor plain, rustic, and simple. Enjoy the natural wood color and the fact that synthetic materials aren’t used in the making of wood booths. Wood booths can be all solid wood or a combination of wood and a padded upholstered seat or back. The plainest wood booth has no superfluous decoration. You can get it as a single or double booth, a single deuce or double deuce booth, a wall bench, or a half or three-quarter circle booth. A wood booth comes in three heights – 36”, 42”, or 48” inches. A wood stain can be applied to the booth in a range of colors or you could leave it with its natural color. And you can add a vinyl seat to make the wood more comfortable to sit on.

Button Tufted, Channels, or Panel Back

The upholstery on the backboard of a booth can be made more attractive by adding stitching designs to the fabric or vinyl.

Button Tufted: With a button tufted design, buttons are placed in indentations laid out in a diamond pattern. The buttons can be covered in the same material as the backrest, or they can be a contrasting color.

Channel Stitching: Channel stitching divides the padded and upholstered backrest into channels. This can be done in various designs depending on how many channels the backrest is divided into. For example, there could be six lines of stitching running vertically down the vinyl backrest or three horizontal lines of stitching. Channeling seems like a small change to the plain vinyl or fabric, but it elevates the entire look of a booth.

Panel Backrests: Panel back stitching is similar to channel stitching in that it divides the backrest into sections. But with a panel back, instead of stitching, the sections are literally separated from each other and attached separately to the wooden frame. The result is a clearer distinction between two backrests for two customers, similar to individual chairs.

Channeling, paneling, or button tuft detail can give your booths a more sophisticated look.

Restaurant Booth Legs

When you’re choosing your restaurant booths you have a choice of several different types of legs. The classic booths have a solid base without legs and are more like a box bench. The base can be plain wood, vinyl-covered, or even padded to match the rest of the booth. But you can also opt for stand-alone legs. Booth legs are short and can be metal or wood.

The Small Details That Count

When you’re ordering your restaurant booths you need to get down to the small details. Discuss your options in terms of the color of vinyl. leather or fabric, and the color of the wood. Ask about a box base, or about having metal or wood legs on your booths. Also, discuss the padding and whether the manufacturer uses compressed foam. Think about getting button tufted, channel, or panel details to the backrest. Your booths could have a special trim around the edges, especially on the backboard section. You can even have the booths customized to suit your restaurant décor.