A table is a precious investment that helps in complementing the look of your living or dining room. While tables are designed to last for more than a decade, most of them get ruined a few weeks or months after they have been bought. Some of them get damaged by scratches, stains, heat and water. Such damages can be avoided by using a felt table protector. The good thing is that table felt protectors come in a variety of colors and shapes such as circular, triangle and square. You can, therefore, choose the one that blends well with the finish on your table. In fact, there are so many benefits to using a felt table protector that are explained below.
A table protector helps in lengthening the lifespan of your coffee or dining table. In fact, a table that’s always under a protector looks as good as new even after it has been used for many years. This is because the furniture is protected from scratches that come as a result of using a knife to remove candle wax. In some instances, the scratches are caused by pets such as dogs and cats. With a table protector, such scratches can’t reach the surface of the wood because they are neutralized by the thick layer.
Besides that, the table is protected against accidental drink and food spills that come without a warning. When the table is not covered with a protector, such spills come into direct contact with the wood which often results in stains that are hard to remove. With a table protector, your peace of mind is guaranteed. You can easily get rid of spillages by washing the table protector.
When your table is bare, slippages become common. This is because the smooth surface of the table often becomes slippery. Such slippages end up costing you dearly when you have to replace broken cups and plates. With a table protector, the surface of wood becomes rugged, which in result give your utensils a firm grip over the table.
The other advantage is that table protectors are designed to be easy to clean. In case a drink spills when you are having dinner with guests, you just get a dry piece of cloth, wipe the table and continue enjoying your meal. You don’t even need to use a special cleaning agent. In fact, cleaning agents are not ideal for cleaning tables because they cause the finish of the wood to wear out.
If you want your table to retain its appeal, avoid exposing it to direct heat. The most common sources of excess heat are serving bowls, plates and cups. This is because excess heat causes the wood to react by warping or forming rings. Those in the know prefer to use small mats that are placed underneath jars, plates and cups. However, using such mats can be tricky when there are many people using the table at the same time because you may not have enough for everyone. A table protector is therefore the best option because it’s always in place. The table protector should also be used when you are having meals outdoors especially during summer. This is because heat from the sun can easily damage the table’s finish.