Table tops are available in a large variety of materials; Nevertheless, all of these options can largely be categorized into the following:
Solid wood table tops
Laminated table tops
Veneered table tops
Glass table tops
The most widely used beech veneer table tops have an exposed MDF edge. This is the most cost effective way of producing a veneer table top.
An optional hardwood edge of 5mm adds a little cost but is worth the additional cost when considering the level of impact protection it offers the leading edges.
Contract Hotel Tables are supplied by Lugo. This is a guide to choosing an appropriate table for a hotel installation.
Clearly some table tops are much heavier than others and need a wider and/or heavier base. Materials such as a marble, granite or even a thick hardwood top will quickly become unstable if manufacturer’s guidelines are ignored.
Although heavier for staff to move around a restaurant, pedestal tables can be easier to butt together to make longer tables for larger family or group bookings. Diners do not have to sit astride a table leg.
The housekeeping team can vacuum around a pedestal table leg with ease and metal bases withstand buffering from vacuum cleaners better than polished timber.
Pedestal tables can help to reduce the footprint of the table and chairs if space is an issue. Chairs can be pushed well under the table top.
Pedestal legs and bases can be fabricated from wood or metal. Where budget is a key factor, it is worth mentioning that metallic bases are usually less expensive than wooden table bases.
Metal bases are manufactured in great volume and are used within the hospitality, leisure and retail sectors for a multitude of applications. Wooden bases are most commonly made to order and will cost a little more.
The timber base provides a more classic aesthetic and is arguably a better option for fine dining.
Square tables do not necessarily require square bases. Many specifiers want the ability to butt square table tops together but avoid corners on the table base.
Timber bases can be stained to match the colours of other woods or veneers in the room and can be a great unifier to a scheme.
As a table base material, timber is much more versatile in creating something more bespoke to compliment the scheme.
Many wooden tables have a cruciform base (a timber cross). Cruciform bases are continually popular for their look and their stability.
Although Lugo has an extensive standard range of table bases, the vast majority of tables sold are adaptations of our standard products or fully bespoke. It is important to us that the hotel designer gets exactly what is required to suit their interior scheme.
Black cast iron bases are relatively inexpensive and are the entry level product when considering a metal table base. This is a sound choice when budget is restrictive and tables are to be clothed.
Silver pedestal bases are available in chrome or stainless steel.
Chrome table bases are very popular, but they can require more cleaning by housekeeping teams as chrome looks at their best when it is polished and free of scuff marks and finger marks.
Stainless steel is an ideal finish for a pedestal table base. Stainless steel is available in brushed stainless steel or polished stainless steel.
The polished stainless steel base provides a more quality aesthetic over its chrome cousin. The brushed stainless steel option provides a matt finish which many operators prefer.
Use of a primer on cast iron bases means they can be used outdoors.
Most exterior pedestal table bases are made in aluminium as it will not corrode and is light to manoeuvre.
Table sizes can be adapted to suit but our standard dimensions are: