Often times customers call to ask, "What is Topalit"? Today on the Tablebases.com blog, we are going to give a brief introduction to this wonderful material, and explain why it is so great for table tops.
Topalit is a highly compacted composite material, made in Austria, that is used for a variety of applications including table tops and window sills. The company which makes the table tops started over 30 years ago, with the goal of creating a building material that was suited to Austria's extreme annual temperature swings and weather. The core material begins life as finely chipped wood, from Austrian trees. This wood pulp is then combined with a special "thermosetting" synthetic resin, and some other natural materials. This mixture is molded into shape, then compressed and exposed to extreme heat, creating "a continuous, homogenous material" that is extremely durable.
The result is a table top that has no seams, and which his therefore extremely moisture resistant, and because they are made with extreme heat and pressure, the finished products are extremely impact resistant. Additionally, Topalit table tops can withstand temperatures from -58 degrees to 194 degrees fahrenheit. For shorter bursts of time, they can even withstand temperatures up to 356 degrees fahrenheit. The icing on the cake is that Topalit table tops are UV resistant, to protect their beautiful finishes, and have pore-less surfaces that are extremely easy to clean.
Topalit table tops are available in a variety of beautiful finishes, from stunning black to "teak". To create an outdoor table, consider using a durable Topalit table top with one of our aluminum table bases, such as the Amalfi series, or stainless steel table bases.
Please note, we recommend you install a sub-top when using these tables outdoors. This keeps the table tops sealed against moisture. Light colored finishes are the best choices for outside, as the darker finishes may fade over time.