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Dining Sets for December

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With the holidays upon us, it is time to start thinking about the dining room! If you are hosting family, friends, or the neighborhood for a holiday meal, you might want to consider updating your table or chairs before the big meal.

With Christmas, Hanukah, holiday parties and more, your table and chairs are going to see a lot of action this December. Here are some handy tips to get the most out of your dining set this year.

Keeping your table dry

If you are buying a new table, or even if you have an antique dining table from your great grandfather’s barn, keeping your table’s surface dry is an easy way to ensure it has the longevity to make it through many more holiday seasons. While many tables are protected with a paint or lacquer finish, it is still important to wipe down any spills or dampness to prevent the tabletop from warping, bubbling, buckling, or worse, rotting!

While it may look beautiful to display a large bouquet of flowers in a vase in the middle of the table, double check to make sure no moisture is trapped between the bottom of the vase and the table’s surface. Placing a mat or dish under your vase, plate, water pitcher or whatever it may be can help prevent condensation from building up on your dining table and can keep your table looking great for years to come! After a big meal, it never hurts to run a cloth over the table’s surface to pick up any extra moisture that might be leftover.

Prevent scratches

Using a tablecloth or placemats, is a terrific way to help shield your dining table from the wear and tear that comes from plates, silverware, glasses and more. Even writing a note on the surface of a table can sometimes scar the surface of the wood and leave lasting damage. Additionally, placemats or a tablecloth can add extra decoration to your meal and makes clean up a breeze.

Caution: Hot

Heat can be one of the most dangerous elements of preparing any meal, but it can also be a huge cause of tabletop damage. Be sure to be extra wary of any hot plates or pans and put down additional protective cloths, mats or trivets before you load the table up with food. This might seem like a no brainer, but you should never place anything straight from the oven onto your dining table.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Just like your car, a wood table requires regular maintenance and upkeep to keep it in tip-top shape. It is a good idea to put a new layer of paint, stain or lacquer on the surface of your table at least once every couple of years. Because wood is a porous material, it will actually dry out over time and in the process, it may lose some of its protective coating. Reapplying a new coat of paint or using a clear sealant on your tabletop is a smart way to keep your table looking like new and ready to handle anything the holidays might throw at it.

So whether you are maintaining your dining table that you have had for years, or taking preventative measures with a new table, these tips are all terrific ways to keep your dining set looking great and set the foundation for a wonderful holiday meal.

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