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Commercial Picnic Table Buying Guide
Choosing The Right Option

You have many things to consider when buying a picnic table for your business.

  • Price. Is it within my budget?
  • Material. What is the best material for my picnic table, based on the climate it's in?
  • Location. Will it fit in its allotted space, and look good at my facility?

We know there are many questions running through your head, which is why we want to help you make the right choice.

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Commercial Picnic Table

  1. Material & Finish
  2. Size (overall footprint, tabletop dimensions, seating capacity, etc.)
  3. Shape & Style
  4. Wheelchair Accessibility
  5. Mounting Options

Who knew there were so many options for outdoor picnic tables?! Colors, shapes, styles ... oh my! Don't worry; we're here to help outfit your facility with picnic tables that meet your wants and needs.

Material & Finish Options
Recycled Plastic, Plastic-Coated Steel, Concrete and Plastic
Recycled Plastic Tables
Eliminate time-intensive yearly maintenance! This material acts like a built-in maintenance man, unlike its wooden counterpart.

Benefits include:

  • Guaranteed for 50 years*
  • No yearly painting or staining
  • No rotting
  • No splinters
  • UV- and moisture-resistant
  • Eco-friendly; made from milk jugs

Plastic-Coated Steel Tables
The steel tabletop and seats offer durability, while the plastic coating protects the picnic table from rusting.

Benefits include:

  • Extensive color options
  • Perforated & expanded metal tabletop & seats allow for quick water drainage
  • Long lifespan
  • Easily repair vandalized (cut or slashed) plastic coating with a heat gun
  • Weather-resistant

Concrete Tables
Steel reinforced concrete has high weight capacity.

Benefits include:

  • Steel reinforced concrete meets ASTM International standards
  • Weight of product deters theft
  • Leave out year-round; weather-resistant
  • Insect-resistant

Plastic Tables
Affordable and portable; many of these options are lightweight.

Benefits include:

  • Cost-effective
  • Guaranteed for 50 years*
  • Stain-resistant
  • Easy assembly
  • No yearly painting or staining
  • No rotting

Picnic Table Frame Options

Our picnic table frames are constructed from quality materials and finishes - built to endure the elements with little yearly maintenance required. We offer the following coatings on our steel and other metal picnic table frames:

The frame is heated to approximately 800°F, and is dipped into a powder-like polymer. After the polymer, a.k.a. plastic, adheres to the frame, it's reheated to remove any imperfections for a smooth finish. This coating can easily be melted back together by a heat gun if cuts or gashes occur, so your frame can remain in its original state, summer after summer.

Free-flowing, dry powder is applied to the frame's surface and is cured under extreme heat. The finish it creates is much tougher than conventional paint and protects the frame from rust.

A zinc coating is applied to the frame, usually through the most common method of hot-dip galvanization – when steel parts are dipped and submerged in a molten hot zinc bath. The rugged finish prevents corrosion.

Some of our picnic table frames are galvanized and then powder-coated or plastic-coated for ultra-protection against wear-and-tear. These frames have high-grade architectural finishes, and high abrasion resistance.

Many of our recycled plastic picnic tables have frames made from recycled plastic. Pure post-consumer #2 plastic, a.k.a. milk jugs, is used in the construction of this frame for the ultimate "green" experience. Support beams are placed throughout the structure for added stability and durability. What's even better - you will never have to paint the frame for its entire lifespan!

Meanwhile, our concrete picnic tables have steel reinforced frames to withstand a high weight capacity.

Shape & Style Options

We know the size of outdoor eating areas is not created equal. Maximize your space with picnic tables in all shapes and sizes. Obtain the seating capacity and look you desire with the following picnic table shapes:

To give your seats added back support and style, choose one of our picnic table options with a backrest. Also, don't forget to add an umbrella for shade. We have numerous umbrellas and table bases to choose from.

Wheelchair Accessible Picnic Tables

Make picnicking accessible to everyone on your grounds with wheelchair accessible commercial picnic tables. Our ADA compliant picnic tables are designed to accommodate one or more wheelchairs.

Wheelchair space, according to the ADA standard, is required to have a minimum of 36" clearance along all usable portions of the wheelchair area, measured from the seat. Sufficient knee space equates to a minimum of 27" h x 30" w x 19" d. The toe clearance requires a minimum of 9" h and should extend an additional 5" from the knee clearance.

Mounting Options

Commercial picnic table frames come in a variety of mounting options – from an inground pedestal mount to a portable A-frame. With three mounting options available, we want you to pick the best option for your needs.

You have the option to move your picnic table wherever, whenever.

Surface Mount
Hardware is used to bolt the picnic table securely to a concrete or asphalt surface.

Permanently install a picnic table into the ground. Dig a footing hole and place the pedestal, frame or leg in the hole. Plumb and level it. Pour concrete mix into the hole (look at product specs for the amount; the required amount of concrete will vary, depending upon the picnic table). Wait 24 hours for it to set before completing assembly.

We highly recommend the inground or surface mount option for permanent installation of your picnic table. If you frequently change the setup of your outdoor eating area, then we recommend a portable picnic table.
Now it's time to find your perfect picnic tables! As you browse through our commercial picnic tables, you can easily read about their size, color, material construction, frame type, shape, wheelchair accessibility and how to mount it. Please do not hesitate to call customer service at 1-800-338-2697 with any questions you may have.
*Available only on recycled plastic and virgin plastic products marked with a 50-year guarantee.