– How to Buy Cafe Table Tops – 3 Important Things to Consider

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Are you looking to buy cafe table tops but not sure where to start? Choosing the right table tops for your venue can be a challenging task with so many out there for you to choose from. We’ve put together a few important things to consider to make your task a little easier. So, let’s dive in and take a look.

What size should your table tops be?

It stands to reason that when you want to buy cafe table tops you need to know what size to get. Most table tops come in a variety of shapes and sizes so knowing which to choose can be confusing.

Generally speaking, the size of your table tops depends on the size of your floor space. That said, you may also want to consider how many customers you would like to accommodate and even the type of food you’re serving.

Square tables tops are one of the most popular choices for the simple reason that they can be pushed together to accommodate larger groups. Typically a 700mm square table will seat 4 people comfortably. If your menu is made up of several smaller dishes, then an 800mm table top might be a better choice.

Most cafe owners use a selection of table top sizes. For example, 600mm round table tops are great for slotting into awkward corners or small recesses and help maximise your floor space. They also make a more intimate dining space for 2 people.

Buy cafe table tops – What material to choose

Before starting your search for cafe table tops, remember you should always buy commercial grade furniture. This is designed for more frequent use on a daily basis.

In essence there are two main choices – solid wood cafe tables or particle board surrounded with a laminate or melamine face. Don’t worry that the latter may be flimsy because that is not the case with good quality laminate faced table tops such as the Isotop table tops we sell. These are incredibly durable and can withstand high temperatures, stains, and scratches.

Best of all they come in a wide variety of lifelike wood patterns such as Shesman Timber, Chocolate Oak and Maple. They also mimic natural materials like granite and cement.

These stunning table tops are weatherproof and UV treated which means they can be used outdoors without fear of them cracking, warping, or fading.


The final thing to consider is maintenance. When you buy cafe table tops you need to consider how quickly your tables need to be turned around for the next customer so naturally you need a table top that can be wiped clean quickly and effectively.

Isotop tables are seamless so there is no way that food particles or moisture can get down beneath the surface. All it takes to clean them is a quick wipe with a damp cloth and a non-abrasive cleaning agent and they’re good to go.

So that’s it – 3 considerations to bear in mind when you buy cafe table tops.

Are you ready to shop?

Here at Cafe Chairs Melbourne, we have a wide selection of cafe table tops for you to choose from. They can be purchased individually and will fit easily to most table bases. Should you need new tables bases, we can have a wide supply of those too. Alternatively, why not save money and buy our complete tables.

Browse our online store or if you prefer, why not visit our Melbourne showroom, we’d love to see you there.