Laminate table tops became a popular furnishing choice throughout the late 50’s and have remained a prevalent choice within dining venues and eateries today. They are a great option for anyone that is looking for a cost effective yet durable solution for furnishing high traffic environments and venues that expect frequent contract use. Laminate table tops are low maintenance as they are very resilient to scratching, feature anti chip ABS edges and are heat resistant up to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). An additional benefit of using laminate table tops is that they do not easily absorb liquids making them a very hygienic alternative, which are also extremely easy to clean and hard to stain. It is also commonly appreciated that laminate table tops are an effortless way to modernise an interior or dining space because they are available in a variety of colours and finishes, as well as also being particularly easy to install and fit. However, if you don’t choose carefully some laminates can look low cost or unrealistic in appearance when compared to the lavish grain of real wood.
Real wooden table tops are widely used throughout the hospitality and leisure industry – especially in venues such as old fashioned bars, pubs and restaurants – due to their fantastically opulent and stunningly traditional appearance. Real wood table tops are less resilient to heat and scratching than laminate table tops and whilst they might be a slightly more expensive selection; they are a worthwhile investment for your business as there is an endless list of finishing techniques for real wood, from a simple seal or lacquer to sand blasting, scorching or distressing, which can be used to match your new table tops to your current colour schemes. Real wood also has the ability to effortlessly add character and warmth to your venue, taking take pride of place and lasting for decades to come in your dining setting. Any stains or imperfections that appear on the table top throughout use can be simply sanded down to reveal another layer of real wood, although general wear of the table tops does fantastically contribute to the authentic aesthetic of real wood appearance, unlike laminate tops which have to be completely removed and replaced once the top layer has been worn out or damaged.
Warner Contracts Ltd specialise in supplying a wide variety of hardwearing commercial furniture solutions and table tops for both indoor and outdoor use, including laminates and real wood in a range of sizes, colours and finishes. Our furniture collections are stocked in the UK for immediate dispatch meaning they all carry a short 3 – 5 day lead time but please do speak to our sales and dispatch team if you require them sooner and we will try our very best to accommodate your request. If you wish to receive more information on our table top product range or would like to request a competitively priced quotation please contact our sales team by calling: 0161 408 2390 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lake District has become the World’s 31st World Heritage Site, joining the likes of the Grand Canyon, Tower of London and Great Wall of China. The decision, which was announced by Poland-based Unesco on Twitter, has been described as momentous as the national park has been actively seeking to obtain the ‘World Heritage Site’ status since 1986. It is expected that tourism for the hospitality and leisure industry will be boosted as a result though conscious efforts are being made to monitor the impact of tourist visits and further enforce conservation efforts in the area, a decision that has been welcomed by many since the announcement was made.
The site has received consistent praise for its creative inspiration to the likes of poets, writers, artists and contribution to culture, literature, arts and landscape – all of which contributed towards and are reflected in its new found status. In addition to the people that call the lake district their home, we already welcome over 18 million visitors per year who create a spend of £1.2 billion, providing 18,000 jobs within the local, pulsating farming and archeologic communities. The decision is hoped to inspire and elevate the genuine desire of national and international tourists to visit, creating a sustainable visiting scheme. Carlisle Lake District Airport have already considered taking full advantage of the national park’s new found popularity by launching commercial passenger flights from as soon as Summer, 2018. Plans to create links to London Southend, Belfast and Dublin are currently under discussion which will in turn boost revenue for the tourism, hospitality and leisure industry whilst providing huge benefits to the economy and local population of residents, families and businesses.
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, whose Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency is based within South Cumbria welcomed the decision and said: “This is fantastic news for our area, and for the local tourist economy. This well deserved status is a formal recognition of the outstanding natural beauty of the Lake District, and will help to further promote our area as the UK’s leading rural tourist destination.”
However; he is also keen to ensure that this decision to encourage tourism doesn’t ruin the natural beauty and landscapes of the park or quality of living for local families and strongly supports the new monitoring and conservation efforts that have been suggested. He continued: “However, it is vital that the Lake District remains a viable place for local people to live. The Lake District must be a place where local people can afford to live, raise a family and find work, so that rural communities can thrive. This decision is about protecting and promoting the natural and cultural heritage of our area, and must not be used as an excuse to freeze in aspic our vibrant rural communities.”
What are your thoughts on the decision to award the Lake District the National Heritage status? Do you believe local residents will reap the benefits of the additional tourism or do you think the commercialisation is going to ruin this stunning landscape? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Don’t forget, Warner Contracts Ltd is a leading supplier of indoor and outdoor commercial furniture, offering a variety of contract furnishing solutions with 3 – 5 day lead times and competitive pricing. We have recently updated our outdoor furniture collection in time for the busy summer period. Please view our contract furniture or contact our sales team to discuss your requirements and take advantage of our bulk order discount scheme by calling: 0161 408 2390 or emailing: email@example.com