How to Replace Table Tops

As a responsible business owner, there are certain maintenance tasks you need to complete to keep your business running smoothly. Whether running routine coolant checks on the refrigerators or checking glassware for any cracks, every part of your restaurant requires careful attention. Dining room furniture is no exception to the rule. The overall state of your commercial tables and chairs may be an indicator that it’s time to replace or repair certain elements. When looking to replace table tops, there are a few considerations to keep in mind.

When to Replace

The most important aspect of how to replace table tops for your restaurant is to know when to take that course of action. If tables seem wobbly or tilted, it may be a rather quick fix of adjusting the hardware connecting the table to the base. If the surface of the table top is the issue, there are other fixes you can try before replacing it altogether. Fox example, if the surface has dents or scratches in the seal, it can be repaired with filler to return the smooth surface once more, as long as the dents/scratches are minimal and small. Attempting to extend the life of your table tops is important, but it is also important to know when to go ahead and purchase new table tops.

How to Replace

If you have decided that replacing table tops makes the most sense for your needs and situation, then there are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Always consider the base size and weight capabilities. Nothing is worse than choosing a material or table top option that is too heavy for your base.
  • Make sure the base and top will accentuate each other instead of clashing or overpowering one another.
  • Once you have located the right size and style of table top, you must safely remove and dispose of the old top. Use care with heavier tops, such as granite, and fragile materials, such as glass, to ensure safety from painful accidents.
  • Most new table tops include the necessary hardware, but others may not. Make sure you have all of the hardware you need prior to beginning the project of replacing table tops to avoid placing excess strain on your base.