Commercial tents have a lot of uses like providing shelter for events or exhibitions, temporary warehousing, insulated storage, etc. Yes, there are numerous standard sized options, it is likely that your business will require a customized solution that combines the ideal size with the right materials. However, determining the perfect size for your needs can be tricky, and that’s why we have compiled this guide. If you keep this information in mind, you will make the right choice when shopping for commercial tents.
Business Events or Conferences
Trade shows or conferences are usually easier to estimate when it comes to space. I wise practice would be to draw the floor layout and include the walkway dimensions, space dimensions, social place size and so on. This will help you determine the amount of space required. Don’t overlook things like a registration table and space around the concessions, restrooms, and other highly trafficked sections.
For general events or parties, 10-12 Sq ft per individual is the rule of thumb. If you are serving meals at the event, remember to put that into consideration when calculating space. Round table seating usually needs about 10 Sq Ft per guest while the banquet style calls for 12 square feet. If you are having a table side or buffet service, take that into consideration as well.
If you are having musicians or DJ’s, they will have particular spatial needs as well. Ask before the event and include a room for the musicians, s stage, a dance floor, a podium, etc., in the size estimate.
If you want to go with the auditorium seating arrangement, 5-6 square feet be individual will be needed. Also, be sure to take into account the presentation area if necessary.
Unlike general events and conferences that involve guests and movement, industrial tents that are designed to be used as portable garages to store equipment or cars are relatively easier to plan. The most important thing to do here is to measure the size of the car, including the width, height, and depth.
Next, you will want to consider maneuverability within the tent. How much additional space do you need to move the car or equipment in and out? If you plan to store more than one piece of equipment, ensure that you give yourself adequate room for easier access.
Lastly, you may want to plan for access to the shelter. For instance, if you need to open all the doors on a vehicle or open the trunk. How much space will you need to do so? Include this Square footage in your overall space calculation.
Determining the size you’ll need when looking for a commercial tent can be a bit tricky, but this general information can be of great help when starting out. When in doubt, it’s always advisable to consult professionals who have experience in creating custom tents. Measure twice, cut once is an adage that applies when looking for the best temporary shelter solution for your needs. With proper planning, you will certainly be satisfied with the results.