Usually, all you need to place an order is your table manufacturer name and model number. Please call us before you order at 1-800-541-0271 to see if we have your pattern. We have over 25,000 table pad patterns on file.
Scratches If left unprotected, your table can be permanently damaged by accidental scratches. No matter how careful you are, your table comes in constant contact with items that can scratch its fine surface.
All table pads from all companies use vinyl on top, and have for 100 years. The vinyl serves two purposes. The first purpose obviously is to keep any moisture from reaching your table, and the second is to prevent any moisture from getting into the insulation.
Over the past 40 years, we have heard a couple of horror stories, like fallen candles setting the linen on fire, centerpieces that have ignited and sterno accidents. In all of these different scenarios, the vinyl tops of the table pads were ruined, but the table was saved by the fact that the interior of our table pad is 100% insulation.
Properly constructed, the fabric backing of your Pioneer Table Pad will hold much better over a long period of time. After all, what you want from a table pad is durability and longevity. Your dining room table represents a major investment. The right table pad will make it an heirloom.
Our objective is to maintain the versatility of your table. In order to do this, we try to make your table pads relate to their individual sections. So if you have a table with inserting leaves, we make a big piece for each half of the main table and a separate table pad for each leaf. With this configuration, you will then have table pads when your table is closed or with the addition of each leaf.
But tables in the last 15 years have been getting wider and longer. We now very often have to engineer custom table pads in more sections. In the past, 99% of the oblong tables we made custom dining table pads for were around 40 × 60 inches, give or take 5 to 10 inches. The average round table was 40 to 54 inches in diameter; occasionally we would see a 60-inch round. Now, the normal oblong table measures 80 to 90 inches, and we see round tables measuring 70, 80 or 90 inches.
Consequently, we now have to engineer these oversized tables in more sections. Again, our objective is to maintain your versatility, so if the main table is oblong and exceeds 80 inches, we have to make the main table in three or sometimes four pieces, depending on the length and shape of the body of the main table.
Also, once the diameter of a round table exceeds 60 inches, your custom table pads may have to be engineered in three to eight pad sections. The number of pad pieces will be determined by the size of the round.
Today, 90% of table pads are made to fold once like a book. Remember, our objective is to maintain the versatility of your table, so we make custom table pads for each half of the main table and a separate table pad for each leaf. Each one of these pieces will fold once like a book.
However, because we are restricted by our raw materials, sometimes we have to make the table pads for longer tables to fold in thirds, and table pads for exceedingly wide tables have to fold in quarters.
100 years ago, everything that left our table pad factory folded in quarters. We made table pads this way for about 30 years. Then the engineering of table pad covers changed. Most table pads were then made to fold in thirds, except those for very wide tables, which still folded in quarters. We did this for the next 30 years. Now the majority of custom table pads that leave table pad factories fold once like a book, except, again, table pads for very wide or long tables may have to fold in thirds or quarters.
The best way to protect the surface of your antique or expensive dining room, kitchen or conference table is by using a custom made table protector pad that is heat resistant and magnetic. Table pads are made of a lightweight, stiff fiberboard inner core that is covered with vinyl on the top, which facilitates easy cleaning. The bottom of the table protector pads is soft cushioned velvet that will protect the surface of the table.
We specialize in making customized magnetic heat resistant and magnetic table protector pads, which are made from a heavy duty, washable and durable leatherette surface. They are cushioned with a velvet bottom and help in protecting your tables from scratches, watermarks, heat, dents and other types of damage. They can be easily folded in half and stored either standing up or lying flat.
Unlike many other protective table pads you will find on the market, we manufacture one type of pad. Our table protector pads are custom made from quality materials and are ½ inch thick so that your table is protected from heat and scratches.
The Table Pads that we offer at TablePadprotectors.com are customized to exactly fit your table. They have a heavy-duty, washable leatherette wood grain or leather-tone surface with cushiony soft velvet bottom. The table pads fold for easy handling and storage. They consist of a solid, lightweight fiberboard core that is basically unaffected by humidity and will not warp when standing upright, thereby saving storage space.
If you know the name of the manufacturer of your table, enter it here (eg. Broyhill, Ethan Allen). You can typically find this information on the underside of your table. If you do not know it, just leave the field blank.
Please select your pattern number from the drop down list. If you know the Pattern Number for your table and it is not already listed, you can enter it here. We will then check our database to see if we have the pattern or contact the table manufacturer to get it. You can usually locate the pattern number on the underside of your table. Please see the "MEASURING" tab above for additional information on obtaining your pattern number.
Please enter the measurements (in Inches and Fractions) of the side edges of your octagonal table. This measurement should be the same for all eight sides. For additional information on measuring, please see the "MEASURING" tab above.
Please enter the measurement (in Inches and Fractions) of the Radius Corner Dimension of your table. For additional information on measuring, please see the "MEASURING" tab above. There you can find a Radius Template to print out to help determine your Corner Radius.
Please select the table Length in inches and fractions of an inch. The Length will be the longer dimension. The Width will always be the shorter dimension. Note: If you have entered a pattern number, we will still ask for measurements to ensure we are making the correct pattern for you.
Please select the table width in inches and fractions of an inch. The Width will always be the shorter dimension. The Length will be the longer dimension. Note: If you have entered a pattern number, we will still ask for measurements to ensure we are making the correct pattern for you.
Dacasso is the premier manufacturer of leather conference table pads. Our conference placemats are used in the most prestigious boardrooms in the country, from the situation room of the White House, to the UN Headquarters.
What I don't understand is, when do you cover up your dining table top with a pad? All the time, or right before each formal meal? Do you have to clean it when the meal is over? Do you put it away till the next formal meal is up?
The pads are made to be used under a tablecloth when the table is in use. I've had the custom ones, but I find them to be a pain to store and then retrieve when I want to use them. These days, I buy the cheap flannel-backed vinyl cloths under my pretty cloth tablecloths. They work quite well and are much easier to store. However, I don't generally put piping hot dishes on my table. If I did, I would use a trivet. When serving buffet style from the wooden side board, I use pretty trivets and linen hot pads. I've linked a place that sells the hot pads below for your consideration. You can probably find them other places.
I only use my table pads when we plan to use the dining room table for a large family meal. Otherwise that table is not used so I keep a seasonal table runner, a couple of candles, or something else on it. The table runner helps to keep DH from putting something down on the wood too. He's kinda bad about that. On our breakfast room table I just use placemats.
I use one of my table pads at Christmas on top of the coffee table or on the breakfast room table for cutting wrapping paper. Gives me a nice platform for wrapping gifts and I can sit on the sofa. I'm getting lazy.
I use our table pads with a table cloth when we have dinner parties, buffets for large group with lots of food, or holiday dinners. The pads allow me to place hot things on the table without hot pads or trivets. I love that. I would never want to be without that option.
Normally, day to day, the table is bare, so we can enjoy the wood. If there are only a few of us (mostly family or close friends who visit often) for a less formal dinner, I may use placemats and then I do use hot pads/trivets.
"What I don't understand is, when do you cover up your dining table top with a pad? All the time, or right before each formal meal? Do you have to clean it when the meal is over? Do you put it away till the next formal meal is up? "
if you have a nice dining room table that you want to 'keep nice', you should get table pads... it doesn't matter how many are at the table eating... if the table is used, table pads will help protect it. hot coffee cups can damage a table with only a cloth, spills will seep through a table cloth, dropped utensils, etc can slightly mar a surface... it is wise to get table pads, imo.
The three things that harm wooden table tops are heat, scratches from various sources, and moisture. It's easy enough to protect against heat and moisture by using appropriate underlayments for dishes and glasses. Scratches are a little more difficult to protect against without keeping the table covered at all times. As you mentioned, you would like to enjoy the beauty of the wood, so you will need to take a little more care to protect against damage from things that might get placed against the bare wood. 59ce067264