Chiavari Chairs: Wood, Aluminum, or Resin?
Thinking about buying Chiavari chairs but unsure about which Chiavari chair is right for business? Then you’ve landed in the right place.
Chiavari chairs have been the classic and elegant seating choice for event venues and party rental companies for decades, and were made popular in the United States by the Kennedy wedding.
While they continue to add an elegant touch to any celebration, Chiavari chairs have also evolved with event industry trends. You’ll now see Chiavari chairs in high-end ballroom venues to even rustic barn venues where they are paired with farm tables.
No matter what the event or venue, you have to decide whether the warmth of classic wood, the light weight of aluminum, or the strength and durability of resin chiavari chairs is right for you.
Wood Chiavari Chairs
Wood chiavari chairs have a certain warmth and feel that any other chair just can’t match. Not to mention, wood Chiavari chairs are less expensive than aluminum or resin chairs, so you will achieve the fastest return on your investment - an important factor to consider.
Available in over a dozen colors, you’ll be sure to find the perfect chair to compliment your venue, or add variety to your rental inventory. Wood chiavari chairs also stack 7-9 high for transport and storage, and come with a free cushion.
When comparing the different types of Chiavari chairs, it is important to note that because these chairs are made of wood, they will require maintenance over the years to keep them looking brand new.
TIP: Chiavari chair covers can greatly increase the life of your wood chairs. For a small additional investment, chair covers will save hours of labor and money on materials and replacement chairs down the road.
If you don’t wish for the upkeep required over the years with wood, maybe aluminum chiavaris or resin chairs are the choice for you.
Resin Chiavari Chairs
If you’re looking for a solid and resilient seating option, resin Chiavari Chairs are the way to go. The most important thing to compare in resin chiavari chairs is whether or not the chairs are monoblock or have a steel frame. Steel frame chiavari chairs are a bit more expensive, but tend to have a better finish and also will hold up to the rigors of a commercial environment better than a pure resin chair.
Resin chairs have all the scratch resistance of aluminum, and then some. They won’t scratch each other when stacked side by side, and each chair has a nice soft pad under the bottom rungs to protect the seat of the chair it sits on.
The resin is the same color down to the steel, so if the chair does become scratched, it is easy to sand and polish to diminish the blemish. And because the resin is 100% UV stabilized, resin chiavari chairs are another excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor events.
Our resin chiavari chairs are available in over 6 colors as well as crystal, or clear chiavari chairs. Resin chiavari chairs stack similarly to wood, at 7-9 chairs high depending on your needs.
When it comes time for maintenance, your crew may have to find something else to do if you own resin chiavari chairs. A quick wipe and these chairs are back in action, racking up your return on initial investment.
Aluminum Chiavari Chairs
While resin Chiavari chairs might seem like the most durable choice, don’t count Aluminum Chiavari chairs out.
Aluminum Chiavari chairs are resistant to scratching due to the electrostatically powder-coated finish. Much tougher than liquid paint, a powder-coated chair will withstand years of event use.
Aluminum by nature also resists rust, so these chairs are perfect for indoor or outdoor use. You won’t have to worry about your aluminum chiavari chairs rusting like a chair made from steel could. You certainly don’t want to leave a wood chair out in the rain, but with aluminum you’d have nothing to worry about.
One of the greatest benefits of aluminum Chiavari chairs is superior stackability. Unlike most wood and resin Chiavaris, our aluminum chairs only have a single set of supportive rungs. This saves a vast amount of floor space, whether in the party rental warehouse or event venue storage. And because these aluminum chairs are lightweight - 7 lbs each instead of 12 - the stack of 10 chairs is actually lighter than a stack of 7 wood or resin chairs!
Aluminum chiavari chairs are currently available in 4 colors, including silver chiavari chairs and gold chiavari chairs, and include a free cushion.
So what will it be? The warm appeal of the wood Chiavari chair? Do you need to save some space and still need a quality chair like the aluminum metal Chiavari? Or maybe you want a headache-free chair like the resin Chiavari.
Need a bit more guidance? Here’s a helpful video on the different types of Chiavari chairs you can choose from: