As a commercial business owner, you should always remember the importance of your front of house, because this is the only thing besides your food and service that influences how customers perceive your brand. Your restaurant's furniture and interior design reflects your brand and style. You cannot afford to compromise on quality when it comes to the furniture you buy. Worn out furniture will leave your customers displeased and unimpressed, meaning that your food will need to be amazing to counteract the bad first impression created by a sub par seating. When you decide to furnish your restaurant you may look at items that seem identical and base your choice solely on price but that's why making the distinction between residential and commercial grade furniture is so important.
In comparison, furniture for residential use doesn’t need to withstand high levels of daily use and abuse as they are used to serve mainly one family and occasional visitors. While the furniture is made to last, it’s not as strong, durable and easy to maintain when compared to commercial furniture.