Two things matter with folding tables: moveability and durability. Folding tables have to be easy to move to the point of action while taking years of abuse, and both of these qualities are determined by the way the folding table is made:
- The Folding tabletop sets the style and affects how well the table wears through the materials for the structure, finish, and edging. The weight of the tabletop has the most significant impact on how easy it is to move.
- The base carries almost all of the table load, providing the strength of the Folding table.
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The tabletop defines the looks and durability of the folding table. The tabletop where most of the weight holdup of the folding table, so the types of materials used for the three parts of the tabletop – the structure, finish, and edging – contribute to how easy the folding table is to move and how well it retains its appearance.
The most important part is the base structure. The most important part is the base structure. There are four common materials used for folding tables: moulded plastics, metal, particleboard, and plywood.
Plastics are lightweight and inexpensive but at the price of durability. Plastic folding tables also tend to have weaker legs and flimsy hinges that are prone to break.
Metal tables are much more durable and look more beautiful than plastic folding tables, but are bulky, difficult to move, and easily dented. Wood tables – like plywood and particleboard – are lighter than metal, sturdier than plastic, and offer more stylistic variety.
Folding tables can last for twenty or thirty years without losing beauty or functionality. Plan to use your folding table by identifying the right quality and design.