The many uses for a utility cart, especially in the food service or hospitality industries, make it an essential piece of equipment for motels, hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, banquet facilities, dormitories, and catering services. Utility carts are available with two, three, and four shelves, and can also be purchased with sliding drawers and lockable cabinets. Carts can be open on all four sides; they can come with enclosed end panels, or they can be completely enclosed. It all depends on what they’re going to be used for, and how much support or protection is desired.
Housekeeping carts, used primarily by those in the hospitality industry, are perfect for transporting clean towels, bath soap, and sanitized drinking glasses to hotel guests. Available in both compact and full-size models, the carts may include features such as a vinyl bag, a holder for a vacuum cleaner, non-marking wheels, locking brakes, cabinet doors, and adjustable shelves.
Another type of multi-purpose cart for commercial use is the cleaning cart used by janitorial departments. These units often include compartments for holding cleaning supplies and spray bottles, along with mops, storage bins, a paper towel holder, a platform for a mop bucket, and often a zippered vinyl trash bag. There are, of course, a lot of variations on features and attachments, with some models intended specifically for holding, organizing, and transporting microfiber cleaning supplies. Some are sold with color-coded pails, security options, environmental features, and even detachable caution signs to warn people of slippery floors.
The audio-visual cart is a familiar site in schools, conference rooms, and meeting facilities; and is intended to hold slide projectors, computers, monitors, DVD players, televisions, and other multi-media equipment. Features and accessories may include adjustable shelves, locking cabinets, sliding drawers, and straps to secure electronic equipment. Continue Reading