If you’re in the market for cafe furniture then chances are that you don’t have to look very far before you come across resin. It’s no surprise then that resin remains one of the most popular choices of furniture materials amongst cafe owners and not without good reason. With this in mind, let’s take a look a the pros and cons of resin tables and table tops.
First the pros…
Wide variety of styles designs and colours
One of the best things about resin table tops are that they can be made to resemble just about any material. As such they can have that glossy sheen and rich wood appearance of say, cherry, maple, teak or oak, that tactile feel of say granite or marble, or the contemporary look and vibrant colour of polypropylene. Ultimately this means that you’re sure to find the right kind of table top to fit in with your style, colour scheme, design, or theme. Even if you can’t find the exact colour, style, or design you’re after, then there’s a good chance that it can be made to your specification.
Built to last
Resin tables such as those made by German manufacturer Werzalit are about as indestructible as tables and table tops get. They can withstand temperatures up to 160 degrees Celsius, they’re impact resistant, scratch proof, water proof and pretty much every other kind of proof that you need in a commercial grade piece of cafe furniture.
They’re easily maintained
Unlike solid wood furniture, laminate, or veneer table tops, resin furniture is easily maintained. You don’t need any expensive varnishes or specialist cleaning materials. Instead a cloth and a small amount of warm soapy water is sufficient to keep any resin table top looking clean. Buff off with some furniture polish and a soft rag for that continued shine and you’ll have a table that looks like new, whether it’s one, two, or 5 years old.
Compared to granite, marble, and solid wood table tops, resin table tops are very lightweight. Depending upon the size they can weigh anywhere between 9 and 13kgs, which isn’t overly heavy for a robust table of this nature. For this reason it can easily be moved around by a single person to suit the needs of your business.
And now for the Cons....
Not perfect for joining together
Many (not all) resin tables come with bevelled edges for safety purposes. This means that they aren’t ideal if you’re looking to place several smaller tables together to make one larger one. That said they do come in a wide variety of sizes too, so maybe this isn’t so much of a problem.
It’s not the proper material
Okay so even though resin tables and table tops can resemble materials such as wood, marble, and granite extremely well, it isn’t the real deal. However reflected in this is the fact that you aren’t paying ‘real deal’ wood, granite, and marble prices either. While it’s clear that resin tables aren’t going to suit every connoisseur, they do suit many restaurant, cafe, and bistro owners who know exactly what they want in a commercial grade table.
If you’d like to find out more about resin tables and table tops then you’ve come to the right place. At Cafe Chairs Melbourne we have a huge range of Werzalit and Isotop resin table tops for you to choose from, so why not log on to cafefurniturebrisbane.com.au and take a closer look yourself. Alternatively if you can’t find what you’re after, then give us a call on 07 3205 1616 and talk to our friendly, experienced team who can assist.