At Table Topics, we’re always up for a creative challenge. Recently, we were approached with a new project to design and build a pair of communal tables for the Marriott’s Standards Program.
The requirements for the project were that the tables be counter height and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. The client also requested that the tables seat at least eight and include power and USB charging outlets, as well as be in the barnboard style with two separate color schemes.
As with every project at Table Topics our creative team started with the concept drawings to determine the look and construction details. From that, we created renderings, which gave our client an excellent visual of not only what the table would look like, but what different veneer patterns, stain colors, and leg cap materials would look like as well.
Once the design phase was completed and finishes were chosen, the fabrication phase began. Our team carefully handcrafted each and every detail, starting with the construction of the tabletop itself, hand laying multi-species, barnboard style veneers to give the table its desired look.
After finishing the assembly and applying the stain—which of course was finished with our exclusive AcralyteX coating to protect the tables for years to come—our team finalized the wiring details. And as usual, the final result was nothing short of stunning: one gray stained communal table with bronze leg caps and one communal table with brown stain and stainless steel leg caps.
At Table Topics, we’ve been in the business of creating only the highest quality custom commercial dining tables since 1980. That quality continues to shine through in all of our products with our invention of Acralyte.
Available exclusively through Table Topics, Acralyte is an acrylic resin that is chemically engineered to provide greater scratch, mar, chemical, and heat resistance than traditional furniture finishes (like epoxy resin, polyester resin, urethane, and conversion varnishes). Ideal for both restaurant tables and bars, Acralyte is available in all sorts of levels or sheens, or for practically any need or application:
Full filled Acralyte: adds dimension and protection to tables that require additional coverage, such as multi-layered or textured surfaces or to tables designed to have more depth.
Open grain Acralyte – satin or matte: has a silky finish with a pearl-like shine, provides a hard, durable furniture finish with the smooth appearance of an elegant, hand-rubbed oil finish.
Like many of our customers, we were tired of seeing beautiful tables rapidly deteriorate because of the poor quality of epoxy resin finishes. So we got to work, spending years doing research and testing for better alternatives because we knew there had to be a better way. What makes Acralyte different? It’s that it’s so much more than just a chemical coating. It’s an entire manufacturing process that includes everything from the materials used in the product to the product operations, which aren’t the typical standards for furniture manufacturing. We utilize a rigorous production process that is tightly monitored and controlled, ensuring an end product that is unmatched in quality.
Not only does Acralyte help produce high quality products, but products coated in Acralyte are more durable. When properly cared for, products with Acralyte will consistently outlast a similar style table that doesn’t have the Acralyte finish. In fact, while a similar style table may have a product life of one to two years, our tables with Acralyte are expected to last at least five to seven years—in many instances they last 10 years or more.
Cost effectiveness, quality, and durability are just three of the reasons why more and more businesses are turning to our Acralyte line of products for their table needs. Contact us today to find out how we can work with you to help you create the look you want while saving you money.
Our customers understand the value of quality tables. They measure that value not as a cost, but as an investment. It’s an investment in the product they need and the design they want, sure. But it goes beyond that. It’s one that will provide a return over the entire life of the product.
Investing now in differences like Table Topics’ custom designs and durable Acralyte finish will save money over the life of the product. The costs of replacing, shipping and installing a product that doesn’t last as long are avoided. As are refinishing because of a finish marred by scratches, rings or fog.
When properly used and cared for, Table Topics products consistently outlast others.
The life expectancy of a Table Topics table is five to seven years. We’ve even documented cases of 10 or more years of life. The cheaper table is actually much more expensive in the long run. It’s easy to see the value, when comparing our products with those that typically last only two to three years. The value of extending the product’s life is what makes our products the most cost-effective in the industry.
After implementing a successful project with us, our customers come back again and again when new opportunities arise. They trust the craftsmanship, appreciate the service and attention to detail and understand the value of working with Table Topics. We’d love to offer you that value, too. You can learn more about us here or start the conversation today and let’s get your project underway. It’s an investment you’ll be proud of for years to come.