Table Tops Buying Guide

If there is one thing we know for certain it’s that regardless of the seating you have in your restaurant, bar or any other venue, you will need the right tables to really make it work.

Many people tend to spend their efforts on choosing the perfect bar stools and chairs and barely spend time on choosing the right table tops for their restaurants. Just like when furnishing a room in a house, people spend all their efforts on choosing the perfect sofa and chairs, but it isn’t until you put a rug in, that the room looks complete. Table tops really tie the room together, and make your establishment look complete. Admittedly, chairs are the more visible part of your restaurant’s furniture and tables can be hidden under fancy cloths but they still should be well chosen for the venue and clientele they are meant to serve.

There are several types of table tops available to choose from: laminate, solid wood, reversible, wood inlay or overlay and aluminum. Although all are high quality, each will serve you better when matched to the correct environment.

Aluminum table tops are perfect not only for outdoors or patio setting but also in ice-cream parlors and fast food restaurants since they clean up easy and can withstand heavy traffic. They are also colder, both in temperature and atmosphere, which means a larger turnaround of clients, perfect for fast food restaurants and ice-cream parlors too.

Solid wood table tops are mostly recommended for use in high end restaurants and exclusive clubs as they look great and add warmth and ambiance to the venue. They do, however, require more care and therefore are not recommended for diners and family oriented venues.

If you would still like to have the look and feel of wood tables in your restaurant but your customers usually ask for the kids menu and colored crayons when they sit down, then we recommend getting the laminate table tops. They look almost as good as solid wood but are easier to maintain and clean. Laminate wood is also more scratch-resistant and less expensive compared to solid wood making it perfect for kids.

Many restaurants are incorporating the industrial design into their décor. If you are one of those restaurants, industrial style tables are highly recommended in addition to the industrial style chairs and bar stools we sell. From reclaimed wood laminate tops, live edge solid wood tops, to tables with metal bases, they are sure to add a retro-modern look to your dining space. Ideal for bistros, taverns, bars, cafes, and other restaurants, these highly versatile tables match with any of our chairs and bar stools – even in different colors. Though easy to maintain, extra care should be taken to protect the tables from scratches and stains to ensure longevity.

Granite table tops elevate the grace of most venues. Perfect for indoor and outdoor settings alike, you can choose from premium or economy granite table tops. Highly recommended for upscale dining establishments, these table tops provide a stylish alternative to restaurant seating. Built to last, granite table tops feature a lightweight design making them easy to transport and clean.

You will notice that a lot of restaurants have patios. In fact, it’s hard to find a restaurant without one. Patio furniture is made with weather resistant material thus suitable for outdoor use. We offer a wide selection of patio tables with tops made of stainless steel, plastic teak, Werzalit and aluminum – all are resistant to harsh outdoor elements. All of the patio tables we carry are designed with a modern style that adds to the aesthetics of your outdoor décor. Some include an umbrella installation that protects guests from rain, wind or sun. It’s all a matter of deciding on the right patio table/top for your establishment. Regardless of which patio table/top you select, all of them feature a smooth surface that is easy to clean and maintain.

But it’s not only about table tops. Just like in any relationship, all good tops need a solid base to support them. If you want to make sure you have the right base just take a look at our table tops and bases guide. This guide will help you create a perfect match that will last a long time.

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