Park benches offered in many styles and materials
Highland Products Group offers a full selection of outdoor benches in a variety of materials, including high-quality Teak Wood, ecologically friendly Recycled Plastic, Concrete, Thermoplastic-Coated Metal, Aluminum, and Decorative Cast Iron Frame Benches.
Highland's extensive line of park benches includes many benches that are part of our broader line of commercial site furnishings, making them ideal for country clubs, beach clubs, schools, universities, municipal parks, office parks, retail lifestyle centers, multi-family apartment complex, stadiums, arenas, office parks, churches, convention centers, restaurant waiting areas,
and anywhere else a high-quality coordinated product mix of benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, planters, and ash urns is desired.
Whether you are purchasing a single bench for your home or you are purchasing 100 commercial benches for your factory outlet, lifestyle center, casino complex, university campus, golf resort, or state park, Highland Products Group is committed to your satisfaction. Did you know?
New York City's Central Park has approximately 9,000 park benches
, which would stretch seven miles if placed end to end?How many people are you looking to accommodate?
Industry standard states every 18” equals one seat. All benches are available in a variety of sizes starting as short as 4 feet and measuring as large as 15 feet. If your trying to accommodate 20 people and want to know how many 6 foot benches they should purchase, simply utilize the below calculation.
Convert 6 feet into inches = 72 inches per bench. Divide the result by 18 to determine how many people can fit on one bench. 72/18=4 people per bench. The customer in this example will need five 6 foot benches to accommodate 20 patrons.How do I know what mounting option I need?
There are three common mounting options industry wide. Portable, surface mount and In-ground mount. Each mounting option satisfies a specific requirement.
Portable - A portable mount is required if you would like to move the outdoor bench from one location to another. This is a non-permanent mount that will just allow the product to rest on a flat level surface independently without anchoring.
How do I know what material type I need?
Surface Mount -The surface mount option is meant for the customer that wants to anchor the park benches down so they are semi-permanent. This mounting option requires a concrete or asphalt surface in order to anchor bolts into the mounting surface. The surface mount option is one that can be flexible. If your customer wants to relocate the bench, they just need to remove the anchor bolts and relocate the bench to the location of choice.
In-Ground - This mounting option is the most permanent of the three mounting options. The most common placement for an in-ground mount is in a grassy area or in an area that will have a future concrete pad. This mounting option requires more labor than the other two mounting options as a predetermined number of holes must be drilled a minimum of 16” below grade, concrete must be poured in each hole, and the frame must be set in the concrete overnight for curing. Once the concrete has cured overnight then the balance of the components can be attached to the already installed frame. This is a permanent mounting option and cannot be relocated once installed. There is a word of caution when utilizing in-ground mount. If the outdoor benches are not at the proper depth below grade, the thaw and freezing conditions can boost the benches out of the ground.
Where are you installing the product? If your venue is a Hotel and you want to place benches along the beach behind the hotel, then you will need to recommend a non-corrosive material that will not rust in a salt environment. Our best recommendation would be either Recycled Plastic or Concrete. You will want to stay away from any type of material that has metal as a salt environment will just corrode any type of metal.
If your venue is a park and recreation and you’re looking to purchase outdoor benches to place throughout your property, almost anything goes. A key thing to consider is how much use these park benches will get. The use will determine how durable of a material you will need. Another factor to consider will be the maintenance schedule. In the industry we know that a park bench manufactured with wood requires the highest amount of maintenance. A great recommendation for low maintenance options would be recycled plastic or thermoplastic coated park benches.
In a hurry with your project? The Park Catalog now has a ParkExpress program where a selection of our park benches for sale can be shipped in just 1-3 days. We stock up on our more popular commercial park benches so we can ship them to you quickly without sacrificing quality, craftsmanship or materials. Call our knowledgeable staff today to find the best commercial outdoor benches for your location.