Tables

Tropitone leads the industry in offering table surface options: Acrylic, Clear Glass, Smoked Glass, Textured Glass, Stoneworks™ Collections, Cast Aluminum, Patterned Aluminum and Natural Stone products. Many of these are available with holes to accommodate the use of an umbrella.

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Acrylic Table Tops

Avoid build-up of grease and stains by washing regularly with a cleaning solution with 1/4 cup (2 oz.) mild liquid soap in a gallon of lukewarm water (100° F / 38° C). Rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Hint: Occasional use of a high grade automotive paste wax will help keep the acrylic table looking new.

  • Do not use window cleaners or products containing ammonia or solvents on acrylic tops.
  • Do not use plastic covers over acrylic table tops. The resulting heat accumulation may cause the acrylic to bow.

Cast Aluminum Table Tops and Aluminum Frames

See Painted Finishes in the Cleaning and Care section.

Fiberglass Table Tops

Use a glass cleaner with ammonia.

Glass Table Tops

Use a glass cleaner with ammonia.

Stoneworks™ Solid Surface Table Tops

Avoid build-up of grease and stains by washing regularly with a non-abrasive sponge or soft bristle brush with a cleaning solution with 1/4 cup (2 oz.) mild liquid soap in a gallon of lukewarm water (100° F / 38° C). To release embedded dirt, use a vinegar and water solution (equal parts each). Rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Natural Stone Table Tops

Routine Care

  • Clean spills immediately
  • Use a soft cloth to wipe stone
  • Use coasters
  • Only use products labeled for natural stone cleaning
  • Protect stone surface from hot items

To clean granite, marble and travertine, apply the natural stone cleaner to the stone surface. FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.

Wipe off with a soft, absorbent cloth. For heavily soiled areas, allow cleaner to stand for about one minute before wiping off.

Caution: Alcohol or acid (from coffee, wine, orange juice, tomato juice, lemon, etc.) can etch stone sealer and natural stone if not cleaned up promptly. This will promote staining.

Caution:, The following should NOT be used to clean natural stone - damage may occur:

  • Bleach or cleaners with bleach
  • Glass cleaners
  • Vinegar
  • Ammonia
  • Cleaners containing lemon or orange
  • Abrasive powders or liquids
  • Scouring pad or scrubbing sponge

Note: If a detergent is used on stone surface, a soap film will develop. Clean with a stone cleaner to remove the soap film.

If liquids darken or discolor the stone surface, sealer recoating is necessary immediately. See the Natural Stone Sealing section below.

Natural Stone Sealing

Sealing with quality stone care products will help to protect the granite, marble or travertine from absorbing liquids and staining. In a residential setting, sealing on a semi-annual (twice yearly) basis should be sufficient. In a commercial environment, more frequent sealing will be needed.

Sun exposure and other factors increase sealing frequency. If liquids darken or discolor the stone surface, sealer recoating is necessary immediately. Test by allowing water to remain for ten (10) minutes and observing the stone surface. If the stone darkens or absorbs the liquid, immediate sealing is needed.

FOLLOWING THE MANUFACTURER’S NATURAL STONE SEALER INSTRUCTIONS IS CRITICAL FOR GOOD RESULT. Sealing with a penetrating (or impregnating) sealer will provide a protective coating to stand up to the daily use of stone cleaners, and normal exposure to liquids while minimizing opportunity for liquids and stains to penetrate the stone. Multiple coats of sealer may be needed on porous stone. Repeat penetrating sealer application until sealer isn’t absorbed by the stone.

When sealing the stone, protect stainless steel frames from the sealer. If the sealer contacts the stainless steel, immediately rinse the stainless steel with clean water, and dry thoroughly. Sealer will prevent the metal from "breathing", and promote corrosion.

Should your natural stone incur a stain, contact a local stone resource for products and guidance regarding stain removal. Stain removal is difficult – in some cases, only fading of the stain will be achieved. It is far better to prevent stains with proper cleaning and sealing.

Stoneworks™ Touch-up

Tropitone offers touch up kits for Stoneworks table tops.. Orders may be placed with your local authorized Tropitone Dealer or commercial Sales Representative.

Replacing Acrylic or Glass Table Top

Acrylic and glass table tops feature "Easy-On/Easy-Off" clips to remove the table top.

Umbrella Hole Grommets

Any table top with an umbrella hole should have a grommet; acrylic tops must use a vinyl grommet around the circumference of the hole to protect it from breakage. Umbrella hole grommets are available from your local Tropitone Dealer or Representative.