Coffee and dining tables from stone

Opinion: Stone for coffee tables and dining tables


Both natural and artificial stone are perfect for making tops of dining or coffee tables. The variety of stone patterns is practically endless, allowing you to experiment freely and create a unique interior for your home, apartment, or public spaces. A stone table with bold patterns will add drama to the space, while a stone with softer patterns will create an impression of classical serenity and subtly contribute to the overall style of the room.


Since you won't be preparing food on the living room table or coffee table but rather enjoying meals, hosting meetings, or entertaining guests, you can confidently choose any natural stone that appeals to you. The function of your table will be more decorative and aesthetic, so you can indulge in creativity while prioritizing practicality as a secondary concern. Both family members and guests will enjoy gathering for lunch or dinner around an exceptional, unique stone table.


Each natural stone table has its own distinct character, almost like a living person in your home. Your table will quietly narrate its stories of millions of years, which you can read by examining the stone's veins and patterns. Just think – in the 21st century, as you sit in the living room at the table, you'll witness the journey of your favorite stone to your home, shaped by the relentless cycles of erosion, sedimentation, compression, and uplift.


Marble is more often than other stones used for dining tables and coffee tables. Despite being relatively soft and brittle, the diversity of marble colors and subtle vein patterns make it a beloved choice. The serene beauty of light-colored marble adds elegance and lightness to the space, while the patterns of dark marble exude solidity and classical luxury.


Translucent onyx stone possesses similar qualities to marble. An onyx table will be even more delicate and softer than marble, making it less practical for public spaces. You'll need to take extra care of it, safeguarding it from impacts, scratches, and spills. Since onyx is semi-transparent, you can embed LED strips into the table, creating a luminous glow in the dark. At night, such a coffee table becomes a cozy lamp. Onyx tables can be seen in luxurious business centers, hotel lobbies, restaurants, and bars.


Thin granite slabs are also used for topping tables. Granite tables are perfect for public places that see more traffic than usual. Granite is resistant to wear, scratches, and chipping, making it durable and long-lasting, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Granite comes in fantastic patterns and colors, so you can choose a truly exceptional granite slab to top your table.


You can create a luxurious and striking table using quartzite. Harder than granite, pure quartzite consists of quartz particles and is typically white, but often surprises with its enchanting colors and patterns resulting from other mineral impurities. A quartzite table can be pink, orange, green, matte, or translucent. It might resemble a slice of fruit jelly, enticing you to indulge. Its beauty and aesthetics are truly irresistible. Despite quartzite's higher price, smaller quartzite pieces are relatively affordable.


For a larger budget, consider gemstone tables. Exotic gemstone slabs, about 3-4 cm thick, vary in translucency depending on the type of stones they consist of. Imagine a table made of translucent blue agate, purple amethyst, or green jade. Dramatic effects can be achieved with red jasper, green amazonite, orange tiger's eye, or the earthy tones of petrified wood. Some exotic slabs are made of fossils, each table a natural masterpiece, a unique work of art.


Sandstone can also be used for making tables. Its shades of yellow, orange, and gray resemble layered sand dunes. Travertine, though slightly more subdued, is another exceptional earth-toned stone. Interior designers find its neutrality appealing as it complements almost any decor. One distinctive feature of travertine is its natural holes, often filled with transparent resin. A travertine table is suitable where serenity and understated luxury are desired, with its warm, cozy appearance.


Regardless of the natural stone you choose for your table, regular impregnation of the surface is necessary to maintain its impeccable appearance. Unsealed natural stone quickly becomes stained, and constant contact and friction can cause it to change color. All natural stones are porous, absorbing spilled liquids and dirt from the surface. Impregnating the stone makes it resistant to moisture and stains. Impregnation should be done regularly to keep the natural stone surface in top condition.


If you intend to use the table for work, it's better to opt for acrylic solid surface, which has a warmer feel. Working at such a table will be comfortable even in a cool room. Thin acrylic solid surface sheets can be used for tabletops, cabinet doors, drawers, shelves, integrated phone chargers, and home control panels. Natural stones are typically cold to the touch, with travertine being slightly warmer than others. Travertine can be used to create an impressive conference or meeting table that not only looks solid in an office but also feels inviting and pleasant to touch.


When choosing material for a kitchen table, it's important to know that artificial stone is more practical in all aspects compared to natural stone for this particular purpose. For a kitchen table, it's crucial that the surface has minimal porosity, meaning it absorbs as little moisture as possible and is easy to clean. Artificial stone has almost zero absorbency, so such tables require minimal maintenance, remain clean, and don't cause unnecessary headaches to the owner. The most suitable materials for kitchen tables are the same as for kitchen countertops or islands: artificial quartz, ceramics, and sintered stone.


Artificial stone tables don't require impregnation; they are easy to clean and maintain. Tables covered with sintered stone (also known as ultra-compact surface), engineered quartz, ceramic, and porcelain are much lighter than natural stone tables because artificial stone slabs are thinner. Tables covered with ultra-thin 6-10 mm sintered stone and ceramic slabs look modern and elegant. You'll save on transportation and production costs.


The hardest and most durable artificial stone material is sintered stone. The softest but flexible and particularly convenient for creating irregularly shaped tables is acrylic solid surface. Tables can be covered with slabs of sintered stone, ceramic, or solid surface as thin as 6 mm. All types of artificial stone are non-porous and water-resistant. With some high-quality types of artificial stone tables, you can hardly tell the difference from a real stone table at first glance, so you can confidently consider this lighter-weight and cheaper option.

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