How Easy Will your Picnic Table be to Look After?
You need commercial outdoor picnic tables that are durable, weather resistant, and long-lasting. But you also need to ensure that maintenance is not excessive. If this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place.
Premier Polysteel manufactures premium commercial outdoor furniture and weather resistant public seating and accessory options that prioritize a minimal maintenance regimen.
In this article we will highlight some of the reasons Premier Polysteel produces the best picnic table on the market. We’ll also detail picnic table maintenance for our Plastisol (poly-vinyl) coated heavy-duty steel outdoor products.
We are confident we produce the most durable picnic table on the market. Additionally, the maintenance requirements are simpler than other products available.
Why Premier Polysteel Makes Sense for Outdoor Commercial Picnic Table Installations
There are plenty of reasons Premier Polysteel picnic tables are industry leaders. Let’s start with some important facts:
- With our tables, safety is enhanced through the innovative fully sealed coating of poly-vinyl – no sharp edges
- The best in class industry warranty (20 years) proves our product has the engineering and materials to outperform
- The tables are built with a human-centric design philosophy
- Maintenance is minimal; options for cleaning are broader than others on the market (more on this later)
- The balanced design creates a harmonized aesthetic and a no-tip table, and is inviting to a wide range of users
- Rock-solid durability that cannot be matched with other materials
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Not all steel products are created equally. Steel is carbon based, and carbon based metals can rust easily when exposed to moisture and other environmental factors. But steel has load holding capacity and strength benefits that cannot be matched by wood or plastic. Our choice to coat the welded steel framework of our picnic tables completely in Plastisol means you get zero rusting.
So when looking at market options – we think it’s important to see the value that poly-vinyl coated steel can provide.
Competing products that use galvanized finishes, paint or even epoxy-type coatings may utilize steel frames underneath, but they don’t gain the same weatherproof benefits that Plastisol can. Eventually these coatings which are comparatively very thin next to poly-vinyl, can wear off or peel and flake. Without costly maintenance and repair, dangerous sharp edges, unsightly rust and uncomfortable heat absorption can easily take place.
Plastisol as used by Premier Polysteel averages more than ⅛” thick. That’s substantially thicker than even the best epoxy or powder coat on the market. Galvanized coatings are only a few microns thick (about the thickness of a human hair at most), and can easily be worn off exposing the underlying steel to rusting and other concerns.
Wood requires UV protection. Even the best hardwoods like teak are eventually degraded in UV exposed areas and can splinter, dry out and become expensive or hard to maintain. You won’t have a problem with the Plastisol coated picnic tables we produce – they are UV stabilized, completely covered in an ‘envelope’ that allows no rust exposure to the substructure. They are easy to maintain because of that coating.
The poly-vinyl coating doesn’t flake. It doesn’t oxidize like other materials, and it doesn’t shrink or fade. Of course, it’s one of the reasons our warranty is so robust – we know our products hold up extremely well outdoors in harsh conditions and with everyday use.
While we aren’t going to make claims about competitors – we feel confident that our products and the materials they are made of exceed industry standards without requiring extensive maintenance. You can Shop all Picnic Tables now to see which options are best for your needs.
Cleaning of Plastisol Coated Steel Tables
Plastisol is also easier to clean, and can utilize modern techniques that ensure faster cleaning and can help enhance the looks of your space. For example, you can pressure wash with cold or hot water. You can use vinyl enhancing products like wipes that add a shine to the surface and are available off the shelf in most big box and auto-type retailers.
Soaps and mild detergents won’t pose a problem. Even most of the heavy duty cleaners can be used without concerns. This includes diluted bleach and similar cleaners and disinfectants. This is an important attribute in the current market environment – especially in commercial and public spaces. Patrons want to feel confident in safety measures and see visually that a public surface is clean and protected.
Rain will drain easily from our tables. No pooling or standing water means a more comfortable experience. Poly-vinyl is impervious to rain and the underlying steel structure is not going to rust as a result.
The entire picnic table is coated. There are not exposed tubes or areas where bugs, spiders or pests will want to accumulate, generally.
You don’t need to buy specialty products to improve UV resistance, keep moisture to a minimum, or to protect the finish – these are built-in protections of the Plastisol coating. The coating is also mildew resistant.
Maintenance we recommend
We do recommend that some very basic routine maintenance is followed to ensure maximum safety and ease of ownership going forward.
Namely, we recommend that periodic checks of the fasteners are made to ensure that they are tightened properly. This will maintain the stability of our picnic tables and minimize any safety concerns. Such maintenance is generally able to be performed in a few minutes and with mostly visual checks. Simple hand tools can easily service these outdoor commercial picnic tables in most situations.
In extreme conditions or where saltwater may be an issue in off-season, you might consider increased visual checks to ensure cleaning is maintained, or even store the tables in a sheltered area. Salt residue is easily cleaned off with simple water or mild cleaners. Note, moving our tables is not a necessity, but possibly a convenience to minimize cleaning needs.
As a final point – you do not need expensive cleaning products, surface restoration equipment or waxes, coatings or sealants for the maintenance of Premier Polysteel products. The cost savings further contributes to the overall value proposition we believe our commercial outdoor products have.
Premier PolySteel sells the best commercial grade outdoor furniture on the market
We would love for you to consider our products. We invite you to call a representative to learn more about how we can help you design an outdoor space with furniture like our outdoor tables without overspending on furniture or maintenance. You can see our large product catalog by clicking here to Shop for Picnic Tables and other accessories.