Your café tables are probably the first thing that customers see when they enter your café since in most instances, they take up most of the space. Therefore it’s important that they create a good impression. Nobody wants to sit at a battered, stained, or damaged table that looks worse for wear. Instead you need to ensure that your table tops are visually attractive, complement your décor, and are durable and fit for purpose. We’ve put together a few tips to help you find the right café table tops for your venue.
Table top materials
There are a number of different materials used for table tops including butcher block, granite, stainless steel, and resin. While they all have their own benefits and disadvantages, you need to decide which material goes best with your café setting. Butcher block, for instance, creates a warm, natural, and welcoming feel. Laminates and resins offer a wide variety of colours and patterns to choose from and are easy to maintain, affordable, and easy to clean. Metal table tops lend a contemporary feel and modern touch to your décor and are ideal for outdoor use too. All of these materials can be found in the perfect café table.
Quality and durability
Other factors to consider when choosing your café table tops are quality of materials and durability of construction. Durability is one of the most important factors since you don’t want to be replacing your table tops six months down the line. This is why it’s important to choose commercial table tops which have been designed to withstand the daily rigours of a bustling café.
Shape of tables tops
The shape of your table tops helps to determine the proportions of your dining space. Some of the most commonly used table top shapes are round, square, and rectangular. The shape of the table tops also determines how easy it is to fit chairs around the tables and for waiting staff to move freely between tables.
Well matched table tops and bases
In order to have a perfect café table you need to have matched it accurately with the right base. The table base gives strength and stability to the table and is an important factor which you can’t afford to ignore. Different sizes of table top often require different styles of bases and nowadays you can also purchase table bases which align the legs on uneven surfaces to prevent wobbly tables. If you’re not sure of your requirements, your furniture supplier should be able to help you with your choice.
It’s also just as important to choose table tops that complement the theme of your café. It’s important to create an attractive well-matched dining area that gives customers a positive experience and makes them want to return to your place.
Here at Café Chairs Melbourne we stock a wide selection of table tops and bases so why not browse our online store or visit our showroom to see them for yourself? Our knowledgeable members of staff are always on hand to answer your questions and assist in whatever way they can.