There are a number of different types of material that can be used for table tops. This applies to any type of wrought iron table, shape or size from bedside tables to patio and large dining tables.
The materials we use for table tops are:
Slatted steel table tops are made from 40mm x 5mm or 30mm x 5mm flat iron, depending on the size of the table. The slats can be fitted inside the frame or welded on top of the frame with/without an overhang. Suitable for outdoor tables, bistro tables or bedside tables.
We normally use Oregon Pine or Meranti for our wood table tops as these are cheaper woods and help to keep cost down. We can however use any type of wood available in South Africa. Suitable for all indoor tables and outdoor tables that are protected from the elements.
For smaller tables we use a 6mm and for larger tables a 8mm glass. The glass top can be fitted inside the frame or laid loose on top of the frame with/without an overhang. Glass that is laid on top of the frame can be beveled and has a polished edge. Suitable for all types of tables.
We usually use ceramic tiles for patio and other outdoor type of tables. The tiles are glued to a fiber cement base with a ceramic adhesive and laid inside the table frame. Tops for patio and garden tables can be done with a hole in the center to hold an umbrella stand. Suitable for all outdoor tables
We usually only do mosaic tops for bistro tables as the cost become very high for larger table tops. As with ceramic tile tops the mosaic tiles are glued to a fiber cement base and laid inside the table frame. Should you wish, we can make the table and you can do the mosaic design yourself.
Granite tops are 30mm thick and can have a bull nose or blunt edge. Granite tops can also be fitted inside the table frame or laid on top of the frame. The granite is glued to the metal frame with a silicone adhesive. Suitable for all types of tables.