Knowing which material to go for when choosing a dining table depends mainly on your taste. But there are a few other key points to consider which will help you to make the right decision when renovating your kitchen decor.
The dining table is essentially the heart of the kitchen.
It’s where most of the action happens so naturally, you want it to look great and serve its purpose well. The dining table is where memories are made, with spilt drinks and splattered food all being part of the process.
It’s all about finding the right balance between a table which is durable and has that perfect look to fit in with the rest of your furniture. So, how do you choose the right dining table?
Dining tables are made with a range of materials, all of which have different pros and cons.
A popular addition to the modern kitchen is a glass dining table.
Glass tables are relatively easy to clean but are high maintenance as any dust or dirt is visible. While they would be thought of as the most flimsy, glass tables are now made with tempered material meaning they are pretty sturdy.
This means that it’s a relatively durable option as well as looking incredibly classy.
Wood, on the other hand, has a rustic and classic look, adding character to any room.
If your kitchen is more old-fashioned, a wooden kitchen table will complement its surroundings. Wood, despite its inviting appearance, is not one of the most resistant materials for a dining table and is particularly susceptible to heat stains.
To ensure your dining table stands the test of time, you may choose to go for more durable materials such as granite or marble.
Marble dining tables are very trendy and hard-wearing. Granite and marble tables both come in a range of colours so are easy to coordinate with the rest of your kitchen. They are also straightforward to clean and highly durable as long as they are properly maintained.
In terms of maintenance, there are just a few things you need to bear in mind for granite and marble dining tables.
Marble is relatively easy to mark and scratch, so it is best always to use coasters. Granite, in this sense, is less maintenance but still requires proper care such as being sealed – which is not necessary for marble tables. Sealing is the process of fastening two surfaces together, preventing liquid from getting through.
For dining and worktop tables, it is a good idea to add this liquid-resistant coating to keep it shining and new for as long as possible. The good news is – it typically only needs to be done around once a year.
Both marble and granite are very resistant as well as being a beautiful addition to any room. Whichever dining table you go for, with proper love and care, it will serve you well.
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post