Wood, metal, plastic or stone? No, we’re not playing around with the elements here but we’re definitely looking for a dining table material that can withstand the elements of Mother nature while still being heat- and stain-resistant. Sounds impossible? Well, guess what — it’s definitely possible with a sintered stone dining table!
You might be wondering, what is sintered stone? Combine the sophisticated elegance of marble with a fraction of its price and upkeep, and you’ll have your answer. Sintered stone dining tables are both stylish and durable without breaking the bank unlike their marble counterparts. Sintered stone is very much like quartz in that it’s made of natural minerals. However, what makes it different is that the improved man-made production process has turned it into a material that is resistant to water, heat, stains, scratches, chemicals and impact. It’s also made without chemicals or sealants unlike plastic-based materials. Hence, it doesn’t emit toxic fumes into the environment when exposed to fire. This has earned sintered stone the reputation as an environmentally-friendly furniture material.
If you’ve been thinking about how to create an outdoor dining area with outdoor furniture that can be left outside without becoming worse for wear, then sintered stone dining tables with aluminium bases are your best option. But don’t forget to add other furniture such as outdoor chairs and benches or even outdoor sofas and loungers under a shade so that you’ll have a cosy spot to relax or entertain your guests. Sintered stone dining tables aren’t just great as indoor furniture but hold up well when used outdoors too. Not convinced enough? Well, let us dive right into the pros and cons of using sintered stone so you can decide for yourself if a sintered stone dining table fits into your outdoor dining plans.
Why sintered stone tables can also be used outdoors
Searching for the perfect dining table that can withstand the country’s hot and humid climate comes with a set of different challenges. It goes without saying that outdoor furniture that can be left outside is a must as you won’t want the hassle of shifting them inside every time it rains. Not only will your outdoor dining table have to be heat- and stain-resistant for ease of cleaning, but it also has to be weather resistant — and that’s where sintered stone dining tables come in. Sintered stone is famous for its remarkable durability and beauty, so if you’re wondering how to choose outdoor furniture that will stand the test of time then sintered stone is the material you should go for. At Comfort Furniture, our sintered stone tables come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes from coffee tables. Without further ado, let’s explore the wonders of sintered stone tables and let you decide if they’ll be going home with you after this read.
Sintered stone table top that Resistant to food spills during mealtime
Family mealtimes can be a boisterous affair especially if you have little ones, but it’s even more so if it’s a meal outdoors where they’re likely to be excited over the change in the dining environment. So how do you create a child-friendly outdoor dining area that still looks great after some rough-housing from the kiddos? Even adults aren’t immune to spills at the table hence it’s probably best to find an outdoor dining table in a material that isn’t as porous as wood or marble. Mealtimes should be fun for both you and your little ones, so invest in a sintered stone dining table for peace-of-mind dining. Sintered stone tables are stain- and water-resistant so you won’t have to worry about sticky fingers, spilt water or unsightly stains from food even if you have to leave the table for a while to attend to your child’s needs or clean them up. They also require less maintenance as they’re also resistant to scratches, chemicals or high temperatures so dealing with food accidents and spillages will be a breeze.
Heat-resistant sintered stone table when placing hot cookware
Hot cookware and tables, especially those made from wood or marble, don’t go together very well and often result in nasty burn marks that mar your otherwise beautiful dining table, and it’s even worse if you have a glass dining table! Sintered stone tables, on the other hand, are more resistant to burn marks.
BBQ food prep or dining table? Make it both on a sintered stone table!
Sintered stone is more than just a pretty substitute for marble. It’s also a versatile, environmentally-friendly material that makes for great multi-functional tables. Plus, with their stain- and scratch-resistant properties, you can even use them as a meal prep station. However, this doesn’t mean you can go crazy when slicing and dicing ingredients on the table. It’s still advisable to use a chopping board if you need to exert more pressure. While sintered stone dining tables have far more pros than cons, one of the cons of owning furniture made from this material is that sintered stone chips and nicks are difficult to repair. So, while it does indeed handle impact better than other materials, it’s still best to exercise the appropriate amount of caution when using it as a table top. Nonetheless, we’d still recommend that you choose a sintered stone table if you’re wondering how to equip your outdoor dining area with furniture that will make outdoor food prep a walk in the park. After all, sintered stone tables are made without sealants or chemicals, handle heat well and are low maintenance for stress-free BBQ nights!
How to care for your Comfort Furniture sintered stone table
Although sintered stone tables are more durable than other table tops out there, daily care and maintenance are still necessary to keep them looking in tip-top shape. But wait, there are more advantages to sintered stone: these table tops are easy to clean and resistant to chemicals and high temperatures as well, so you won’t have to worry about accidentally using a slightly harsher cleaning agent on them. For regular spills and stains, simply wipe down the table with water and your regular cleaning agent. With stubborn stains, you can also use dishwashing liquid or even Cif to get the stain out. It’s as easy as that — no mess, no stress. Sintered stone tables make wonderful weather-resistant outdoor furniture but ideally, it should still be placed underneath a shaded area if you’re planning on setting it up for an al-fresco dining spot.
Whether you’re looking for a weather-resistant outdoor dining table or love the idea of a low maintenance, marble-lookalike that can handle everything from the rough-housing of children and pets to unpredictable weather, sintered stone tables are sure to elevate your outdoor space and give you peace of mind during mealtimes. From the kitchen to the dining room and the outdoors, sintered stone tables combine durability and elegance into a package you simply cannot ignore. So what are you waiting for? Explore our wide range of sintered stone tables today and create the outdoor dining area of your dreams.
Grace has been making waves in the furniture industry. Since taking over as one of the second-generation owners of the company, together with her husband and her father-in-law, Comfort Furniture has evolved from being a conventional furniture business into an omnichannel retailer-cum-commercial furniture specialist. With furniture that excels in both function and design, on top of being trendy, Comfort Furniture is undoubtedly one of the leading furniture brands out there. Being a mother of two, Grace genuinely understands the varying needs and thought processes of families when it comes to choosing the furniture for their humble abode. You can always count on her for accurate, expert advice.
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