There are various options available to customize a restaurant booth to fit and complement the desired interior décor. One of the components that can be customized is the bottom base, which contributes to the style, color, and shape of the seating area.

A box base is a flat, solid base made of materials such as vinyl, laminate, rubber, or stainless steel that is attached to the bottom of a restaurant booth. It provides a sturdy foundation for the seating area and can be customized in terms of color, style, and height. On the other hand, wood legs are individual support structures that are attached to the corners of the seating area, providing stability and elevation. Wood legs are usually made of hardwood and can be customized in terms of shape, finish, and height. The main difference between the two is the way they provide support to the seating area and their aesthetic impact on the overall design of the booth.

Here are some options for restaurant booth box bases:

Black Vinyl Upholstered Bottom Base: The standard bottom base for a restaurant booth is black vinyl which is popular, inexpensive, and easy to clean. However, customers can choose from a variety of upholstery vinyl colors and materials to suit their preferences. Additionally, it can be replaced easily if damaged.

Laminated Bottom Base: This option lasts longer than an upholstered base and comes in various colors, styles, and patterns from manufacturers such as Wilsonart, Formica, and Pionite. Many laminates are scratch- and stain-resistant, ensuring a long-lasting bottom base.

Black Rubber Bottom Base: This is the most durable option and can withstand thumps better than vinyl, wood, and sometimes laminate. The black rubber bottom base comes in a thickness of .080 and can be made in any height from 2” to 8” tall.

Oak or Pine Wood Bottom Base: This option provides character and stands out from the rest, with its unique wood grain, knotty profile, and non-repeating design. Dozens of wood finishes are available to match or complement the booth colors or desired interior dining design.


Stainless Steel Bottom Base: This option is created by cutting large sheets of steel and applying them to a plywood base using glue and screws, similar to the laminate option.


Carpet Covered Bottom Base: Using carpet to upholster the bottom base of a restaurant booth is a great option for creating a cohesive and integrated design theme, especially in settings where the booth will be placed on carpeted flooring that matches the booth's bottom base. This creates a seamless connection between the booth and the floor, giving the space a more polished and put-together look. Additionally, it is often possible to have the booth delivered with an unfinished plywood bottom base, which can be covered by the same carpet as the floor, making the installation process simpler and more efficient for the carpenter working on the floors. Overall, using carpet as an upholstery option for the bottom base of a restaurant booth is a practical and visually appealing choice.


Tile Bottom Base: One option for covering the bottom base of a restaurant booth is to use tile. This is a popular choice in settings where the booth will be placed on tiled flooring that matches the tile used to cover the booth's bottom base. By using the same tile for both the floor and the booth, a seamless connection is created between the two, giving the space a cohesive and integrated look. This can be particularly useful in creating a unified design theme for the restaurant. In most cases, we are able to deliver the booth with an unfinished plywood bottom base, ready for the tile installer to use and cover.



Restaurant Booth Bottom Base - Inset vs Flush

Restaurant Booth with Pushed In Bottom Base Inset

The box base of a restaurant booth sits flush against the wall, regardless of the height you choose. Additionally, the bottom base can be customized to be inset up to 3 inches from the back to accommodate any molding or other wall protrusions. For further customization options, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The standard construction of a restaurant booth includes a bottom base that is flush with the booth frame on the left and right sides. This design prevents the base from being kicked and allows users to sit comfortably. However, it is also common to inset the bottom base by 3 inches on the left and right side, providing additional space for users and preventing accidental kicks while walking or cleaning around the booth. If you require this modification, we would be happy to accommodate your needs. Please contact us for further information and customization options.

Restaurant Booth Box Base Height Options:

Aside from the material options mentioned earlier, there are other factors to consider when choosing a restaurant booth base. For example, the base height can impact the overall look and feel of the seating area. In addition to the standard 8" tall box base, other height options are available depending on your needs and preferences.

  • 2” to 4” Tall: If you opt for a restaurant booth with a base that measures less than 4 inches in height, you'll end up with a larger seat that appears to be elevated, creating a unique and eye-catching booth design. Reducing the height of the base brings the booth seat closer to the floor without affecting the overall height of the booth, which remains consistent.
  • 8” Tall – Our standard booth box base height is 8 inches, which is one of the most widely used in the industry. This height provides an appropriate amount of space between the floor and the bottom of the cushion seat. With this height, you can easily clean the floor without the risk of damaging the box seat.
  • 14” Tall: A taller base can give the booth a more modern and sleek look, which can be appealing to customers. This can help the restaurant stand out from competitors and make a positive first impression on potential customers. A 14” tall base will make the seat 4” thick in total.

LED Lights on Restaurant Booth Bottom Base

Restaurant Booth with Led Lights

Adding LED lights to the bottom base of restaurant booths has become a popular trend. We can customize your booth to include LED lights on the box bottom base, illuminating the otherwise dark area and creating an inviting ambiance. In the event that we do not provide LED lights, our booths are designed with a space between the seat and bottom base, allowing you to add your own preferred LED lights. This space is available in most of our models, so please feel free to contact us for more information.

LED lights can be a great addition to restaurant booths, as they provide a unique and eye-catching design element while also serving a practical purpose. 

There are a variety of LED lighting options available, including strip lights, puck lights, and recessed lights, each with its own unique features and benefits. Depending on your specific needs and preferences, you can choose the type of LED lighting that best suits your restaurant's design and style.

It's also worth noting that some LED lights can be customized to change colors or adjust brightness levels, allowing you to create a dynamic lighting effect that can change throughout the day or for different occasions.

If you're interested in adding LED lights to your restaurant booth, it's important to work with a professional who can ensure that the installation is done safely and properly. They can also help you choose the right type of LED lights and design a lighting scheme that complements your overall restaurant design.

Restaurant Booth with Power Outlets

custom restaurant booth with power outlet

A restaurant booth with a box base can be customized to include integrated power outlets, providing convenient access for customers to charge their electronic devices. This feature has become increasingly popular in a variety of settings, including colleges, breakrooms, libraries, cafes, and homes. It offers an added level of convenience for customers who need to charge their devices while dining or working. Additionally, this customization can be a great way to attract customers who prioritize functionality and modern amenities in their dining experience.

Whether you prefer to have us provide the power outlet or want to create a custom cut-out for your electrician to install the outlet, we've got you covered. Simply let us know your preference, and we'll make sure your restaurant booth is ready for your specific electrical needs.

Restaurant Booth Leg Options and Styles

Restaurant Booth Bottom Leg Options

Having legs on a restaurant booth can provide some benefits over a box base. First, it allows for more flexibility in terms of adjusting the seating height. This can be useful if the restaurant has uneven flooring or if customers have varying height preferences. Additionally, legs can provide a more open and airy feel to the booth, making the space appear less cramped. This can be especially important in smaller dining areas where maximizing space is crucial. Legs can also offer a different aesthetic appeal, allowing the booth to fit better with certain interior design styles. Finally, if the booth needs to be moved frequently for cleaning or rearranging, having legs can make it easier to slide the booth in and out of place.

Restaurant Booth with Metal Legs 

Having metal legs on a restaurant booth can be a great idea for several reasons. First, metal legs offer a sleek, modern aesthetic that can complement a variety of interior design styles. They can also add an industrial edge to the space, which is popular in contemporary restaurants.

In addition to their aesthetic appeal, metal legs can be very useful in a restaurant setting. They are sturdy and durable, which is important in a high-traffic environment where the furniture will see a lot of wear and tear. They are also easy to clean, making them a practical choice for restaurants where spills and messes are common.

Metal legs can come in a variety of finishes, from brushed stainless steel to black powder-coated steel, giving designers and restaurant owners a lot of options to choose from. They can also be customized in terms of height, thickness, and shape, allowing for a more personalized look.

Overall, metal legs are a great option for restaurant booths because they are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. They can elevate the look of a space while also providing a durable and easy-to-clean base for the seating area.

The sturdy metal legs of a restaurant booth are securely attached to the base using 3-4 high-quality wood screws. With their simple and efficient design, these legs can be easily installed and removed as needed, requiring only a Philips screwdriver for quick and effortless assembly. This reliable attachment method ensures that the legs remain firmly in place, providing sturdy support for customers while they dine. Whether it's for a quick repair or a complete overhaul of the seating arrangement, the ease and convenience of this attachment method make it a go-to choice for restaurateurs looking to create a functional and stylish dining environment.

Restaurant Booth with Wood Legs 

The wood legs on a restaurant booth are a popular choice for their warm, natural, and timeless aesthetic that complements various design styles, from rustic to modern. They can be crafted from a range of wood species, such as oak, maple, cherry, or walnut, each with unique grain patterns and colors that add visual interest to the overall design. Wood legs can also be painted or stained to match the color scheme of the restaurant interior.

Wood legs provide more flexibility in adjusting the height of the seating area than a fixed box base. This feature can be particularly useful when the floor is not level or when the booth needs to be adjusted to fit a specific table height. Additionally, wood legs are durable and easy to maintain, making them a practical and reliable option for restaurant seating. Overall, wood legs add a touch of warmth, comfort, and functionality to a restaurant booth design.

The wood legs on a restaurant booth are attached using t-nut construction, which involves a threaded insert or t-nut being inserted into a hole drilled into the bottom of the booth. The wood leg is then screwed onto the t-nut, providing a secure and sturdy connection. T-nut construction is a common and reliable method used in the industry, allowing for flexibility and ease of customization.

One of the advantages of t-nut construction is that it allows for easy removal and replacement of the legs without the need for tools. This feature is particularly useful for restaurants that may need to frequently reconfigure their seating arrangements or perform routine maintenance. Simply twist and pull the legs to detach them from the booth, and twist and push them back into place when ready to reattach. This simple process allows for quick and hassle-free leg replacement, minimizing downtime and keeping the seating area in top condition.

Contact us for further details.