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September 14, 2018

A Guide to Choosing the Best Table Tops for your Restaurant

The table tops you choose for your restaurant will have a significant impact on the overall feel and style of the front of the house. From the materials your commercial table tops are made from, to the overall design and even the durability of the finished product, this essential is one of the first things customers will notice. Choose the right outdoor commercial furniture and restaurant table tops every time using these tips:

 

Invest in Quality

You may not see an immediate difference between a low-end and a high-quality tabletop at first glance, but after a few weeks of regular use, that cheap top won’t look so great anymore. Choose high-quality tabletops designed for restaurant, not home use. Your furniture needs to withstand hundreds of guests weekly, be easy to clean and built to last, no matter what style you choose.

 

Pick the Right Material

While that rustic wood table may look nice at first, it won’t hold up well to regular use. If you are choosing commercial outdoor furniture, a natural stone is the best way to go. While travertine and limestone are beautiful, they are too fragile and are more susceptible to damage.Laminate, plastic, and wood just won’t hold up to the changes in humidity levels and temperature the way real stone will – and you’ll love the wide variety of colors and styles a custom tabletop provider can create, too.

 

Choose a Shape and Base

Square, rectangle or round – you may prefer one over the other. Keep in mind that some shapes may be easier than others to combine (squares and rectangles) or leave more room for customers to navigate the dining area (round). Your base should complement the look and feel of the tabletop and be sturdy enough to support it well. Large or oversized tabletops may need more than one base to be level and safe to use.

Choosing the right commercial outdoor furniture from the start allows you to make the most of this important investment and ensures that customers will be attracted to your outdoor seating space. Your tabletops are an essential part of the décor of your restaurant –if you are not sure what you want or need help designing the right combination for your space, our tabletop experts are standing by to assist. Contact us today to learn more about outfitting your space in style.

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