Getting Your Table Tops Right For Your Venue – The Pros and Cons

cafe table topsThere’s no doubting that purchasing table tops and bases separately can save you money especially if you’re looking to give your furniture a makeover. However with so many different types to choose from, how do you know you’ve got it right? Here’s a quick rundown on some of the most popular types along with their pros and cons.

Granite Table tops

There’s nothing more stylish than a natural granite table top. They’re pretty, durable and easily maintained. Good for indoor and outdoor use they present a functional option to restyling your cafe. On the negative side quality granite tables are considerably pricey and they’re also exceptionally heavy, so once in position, they can’t really be moved around to suit the needs of your guests.

Bamboo table tops

In terms of eco-friendly production, bamboo is about as green as it gets. It’s completely sustainable and quick growing and can usually be harvested within 5 years. They provide a naturally warm looking surface which is surprisingly durable, although they aren’t normally good for outdoor use as they can fade, crack, and warp in the weather. It’s also relatively expensive too.

Wood table tops

Real wood table tops can be seriously beautiful and there’s something particularly tactile about them too. Commercial grade real wood table tops are hard wearing although like granite they’re heavy to move around. They come in a wide range of colours from dark mahogany, walnut, and cherry woods through to lighter ash, beechwood and oak.

Laminate table tops

Laminate in one form or another has been around since the 1950’s and makes for a super strong material. Laminate table tops come in a wide variety of styles, colours, and designs many of which are made to resemble their natural counterparts. From wood and marble look-effect through to plastic there’s a multitude of choice. They’re surprisingly durable and cheaper than the natural varieties and are made to be used both inside and out. They’re light enough to be moved around and any spills can easily be wiped away using a damp cloth. On the negative side they aren’t natural products and anyone looking for exactly this may be a little disappointed. That said they can make a great and cost-effective addition to any establishment.

Here at Cafe Chairs Melbourne we have a wide variety of laminate table tops and bases to choose from all at great value-for-money prices. Why not take a look yourself by logging onto or alternatively visiting our Brendale showroom Monday to Friday. If you’d like a Saturday appointment or can’t see exactly what you’re after then contact us on 07 3205 1616 and talk to our friendly and experienced team.

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