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In the upcoming sales year, Outdoor Restaurant Seating will be making the switch from Teak outdoor table tops to Synthetic Teak table tops. This may be dismaying to some who assume synthetic means plastic or fake-looking products. We ask you to consider the facts before you truly settle on your opinion.
- Real teak, like any real wood, requires extensive and constant maintenance. It gets water stains, sun damage, and wears down much more quickly than manufactured materials like aluminum.
- Our new teak tops will have that same appealing natural wood look: most customers will probably never know the difference.
- Real teak is much heavier, and cannot be rearranged or stored as well as the synthetics, which may seem like a small issue until you find yourself sweating and toiling just to shift some tables.
- Artificial teak may cost more initially, but the cost of ownership in the long run will more than make up for that.
- Synthetic teak is splinter and crack-free, as well as weather, water, and UV resistant. It is also immune to rot and insects.
Another great new feature is the powder-coated frame. The new tops have a rim and substructure on the underside for screwing in the bases. These new pieces are coated to match the finish on our new Del Ray bar stool and chair line, so the wood table blends seamlessly with the metal seating.
The outdoor dining season is almost upon us, so consider replacing your aged wood glorified picnic tables with a surface built to age without aging. Synthetic teak is not just the less expensive alternative, it is the outdoor table top of the future. Any restaurant entering into the busy Spring season will want a few of these to furnish their patio, outdoor bar, or dining deck.