To keep your table beautiful for as long as possible and prevent scratches or stains, a table protector is the solution. On this page, we tell you everything you need to know about using plastic sheets as table protectors. We also include, what is the best way to maintain plastic table protectors? And how do you order a custom-made table protector? You will also learn about the pros and cons of plastic as a table protector. In short, read on and find out everything you need to know about plastic table protectors!
Clear table protectors are transparent sheets made from a type of plastic known as acrylic. This material boasts exceptional clarity, making it an ideal option for safeguarding tables without compromising their appearance. The protectors come in various shapes and sizes to cater to different table dimensions, and they can be custom-made for a perfect fit.
Prevention of scratches from sharp objects
The best way to avoid scratches on your acrylic table protector is to handle it carefully. When cleaning, for example, always use a soft cloth in combination with mild soapy water. Avoid aggressive cleaning agents or hard brushes. These can cause scratches or dullness.
It is also wise to avoid direct contact with hard, heavy or sharp objects, as these can also cause scratches. To be sure that your table protector really doesn’t get scratched, it is best to choose a material other than acrylic, such as HPL or Trespa® for example in a light colour.
Resistance to spills and stains
Acrylic (and HPL) spills are easy to remove. But be careful with boiling hot liquids on acrylic, as this can soften the material. Acrylic can withstand temperatures of up to 80 degrees Celsius, and HPL up to 100 degrees. Stains are easily removed with a soft cloth and mild detergent.
You can easily order your new acrylic table protector in any shape and size. Go to the product page of your sheet of choice and use the calculator to create a table protector to your wishes. Of course, you can also order HPL or aluminium composite panels (ACP) in the same way. HPL is scratch-resistant, and ACP is available in beautiful unique finishes.
The best way to maintain your table protector is to wipe it with a soft cloth whenever necessary. Use mild soapy water if necessary, but no aggressive agents, rough brushes or scouring sponges. These are the cleaning agents and materials recommended for cleaning a plastic table protector: