All There is to Know About Maintaining Ceramic Tabletops
Furniture shop-hopping and scouring showrooms across Singapore to find the perfect dining table to buy? Quite possibly, the most important piece of furniture to have in every dining room, searching for a dining table set that checks all your boxes can be a difficult task. With so many things to consider – materials, price, weight, design, trends, and more – when choosing a dining tabletop for your home, deciding on one that serves all the basic functions while complementing your lifestyle needs will take quite a bit of research. Of the wide array of dining tabletop materials in the market today, there is one standout that has been making waves recently. Sure, wooden and glass dining tabletops are the classic options that will probably never run out of style, but ceramic tables are coming in strong with all that it brings to the table – pun intended
The Appeal of Ceramic Tables
As with any furnishings in a home, the materials that require less upkeep and delivers in terms of longevity and durability are sure to make the final cut. One of these that is known for its enduring style and beauty is ceramic tabletops. A top contender for a variety of reasons, it comes as no surprise that ceramic finishes are loved by many. Ideal for everyday use and resilient even with all the activities that occur in a family home, their top-notch qualities have transformed them into true masterpieces to have in every dinette.
Properties of ceramic tables
Beyond possessing a distinctive look that makes it visually appealing, ceramic dining tabletops are more than a durable style statement. Harder than granite, these tables are extremely hard-wearing. Add to that the fact that ceramic finishes are non-absorbent, easy to clean, and UV resistant, and you’ll understand why they make great additions to any home. Thought that was all? There’s more! Ceramic tabletops have a strong resistance to abrasion, scratches, stains, thermal shock, and even some harsh chemicals, so you’ll not have to worry about covering your beautiful tables with a tablecloth. Extremely versatile, modern engineering techniques are used to create innovative pieces like extendable dining tables too! Convinced that a ceramic dining table is THE contemporary furniture piece you’ll need in your home? Here’s a list of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to maintaining its pristine condition.
Do #1: Clean the Table
Since the dining table has been manufactured using modern engineering techniques and a clear lacquer that protects the surface, you don’t have to clean it, right? Wrong! It is a common misconception that since dirt cannot penetrate the material, they don’t have to be cleaned. However, to prevent the build-up of surface grease and contaminants, cleaning is necessary, as with any other furnishing in your home.
Do #2: Use a Wet Sponge
Just because it is scratch-resistant does not mean that you should be rough with it. When cleaning, use a microfibre cloth or a sponge to gently clean the tabletop.
Do #3: Use Mild Detergents
Spilled some wine onto your ceramic dining table? Forget about DIY-ing your own cleaning concoction, as most stains can be removed with water and gentle dishwashing detergent.
Do #4: Use Limestone Cleaning Gels
At least once or twice a year, wipe your ceramic table with a limestone cleaning gel. This will not only give the dining table an extra glow but also restores and protects its beauty for longer.
Don’t #1: Use Abrasive Cleaning Products
Ammonia-based cleaners are a big no when cleaning ceramic dining tables. Ammonia can break down the sealant and damage the tabletop, so it’s best to just stick to the gentle cleansers.
Don’t #2: Over-Clean
Less is always more when it comes to ceramic tables. Wiping the surface with a damp cloth will suffice – there is absolutely no need for anything fancy.
Don’t #3: Knock or Drag Your Table
Sure, they are durable, but dragging puts stress on the frames, affecting the sturdiness of the table. Dragging might also cause your table to chip.
Don’t #4: Be Afraid to Get Messy with Things
As mentioned, ceramic furniture is highly resistant to a lot of things. If you’d like to chop things on top of it or let the little ones eat messily, it might not be that bad of an idea.
Many furniture makers have been utilising ceramic to reinvent their collection. For example, extendable dining tables tend to be made of ceramic instead of expensive stones like marble which can hardly be manipulated. As such, given the ever-growing ceramic furniture range, finding the perfect dining table for your home – big or small – will be a breeze.
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