There are many organizations that still do not know just how diverse coated picnic tables have become. Assuming wood to be the only option with a “natural look,” they invest their procurement budget in wooden picnic tables because they feel that wood makes a better natural complement to outdoor surroundings. While wood is admittedly an organic material native to almost every environment on earth, it does not retain its pristine look for very long. After a few seasonal changes, and after regular use by guests, wooden tables will begin to deteriorate and create the very eyesore that led to the replacement of the previous tables.
Coated picnic tables offer organizations a much more solid investment in commercial outdoor furniture. Protected by a substance known as Thermoplastic, they are built to last well over a decade in climates ranging from the far north to the deep south. Specific features of Thermoplastic offer clear advantages over painted wood.
- Thermoplastic is contiguously colored at the time of manufacturing. Because it requires no painting, it never flakes or chips the way painted wood eventually does. Wooden tables always end up costing you more than you expect because they inevitably must be repainted. With coated picnic tables, you can eliminate this cost from your maintenance budget.
- Thermoplastic does not splinter or chip the way wood splinters after impact or exposure to the elements. It also has a slight elasticity to its surface, so it actually provides a much more comfortable seat compared to a wooden bench seat. This is a very important point to consider if you are furnishing an environment frequented by small children.
- Thermoplastic is moisture resistant, so it protects the metal frame from corrosion. Even the best wood finishes cannot protect wood from eventual dry rot. Coated picnic tables will retain their integrity and appearance for well over a decade.
Thermoplastic can be wiped down in minutes, and it is easy to repair. While not indestructible or completely graffiti resistant, coated picnic tables hold up against vandalism much better than wooden ones will ever do. Graffiti can be wiped off, and scratches and cuts in the material can be repaired by heating the material and smoothing out its surface.
In addition to its resiliency, Thermoplastic is also highly aesthetic. Most tables are available in at least 16 different colors, some of which mimic the brown colors of wood or the green canopy of surrounding forests. Coated picnic tables can be purchased in many different sizes and shapes as well, allowing you to complement both natural terrain and adjacent building architecture in a way that standard wooden picnic tables never could.
Talk to an account manager for a complete listing of all the many options we carry. One is right for your school, church, park, campground or even office park. Email us pictures of your facility, and we will help you find the best models and colors for your project. We also have models that can be modified for ADA compliance. Call now.