Choosing between wood folding tables and plastic folding tables is one of the first decisions that party rental companies and event venues have to make when investing in inventory. There are plenty of benefits to both, but what’s the real difference between the two? How does the cost of a wooden folding table factor into the potential return on investment when compared with a plastic folding table?
Here, you’ll learn the differences in price, quality, durability, and much more so that you can make an informed decision about which is right for you.
What’s The Difference Between Plastic & Wood Folding Tables?
First Up: Wood Folding Tables
Wood folding tables are the cotton t-shirts of the rental industries. They look great everywhere, they’re affordable,they can take a beating, and they last a LONG time. Plus, they come in tons of different shapes and sizes, making it easy to find a high-quality set of lifetime folding tables that fit your exact venue specifications. Get creative with your layouts - it’s easy when you have a good rental selection!
Not only that, party-tested commercial-grade wooden folding tables (like ours!) are incredibly easy to repair when needed and have a huge variety of table linens to choose from. Plus, our wood folding table legs have a bolt-through assembly so they will last longer than other cheap, flimsy tables. We even offer heavy duty birchwood tables as an option for those who know their tables will be getting a lot of use.
It’s this durability that makes wood tables attractive to venue managers - plastic simply can’t compete with the lifetime of wood. However, what you gain in longevity, you make up for with a slightly heavier product. (More on that comparison below.)
Most of our wood options sit between 4 and 10 guests, but our wood 72” round folding table can fit as many as 12 to accommodate larger parties. All of our wood tables start from $67 wholesale, and we offer free shipping on most tables.
Wooden Folding Table Best Seller
Our 60” Round Wood Folding Table is by far the most versatile and convenient wooden table that we offer. It comfortably seats 8 people, and at only $108, you’re going to get many years of use out of this durable piece of rental equipment. Plus, order 10+ to save 10% or 40+ to save 13+ (on top of your free shipping discount). This is the best deal you’ll find on the best table in the business, but if a round wood folding table isn’t what you need, check out additional size and shape options below:
Plastic folding tables give you an alternative to heavy wood, which is a fantastic benefit when it comes to setup and teardown time. If you want great quality and the option to skip a tablecloth for a more utilitarian look, then plastic might be for you. Churches, schools and individuals have been using plastic folding tables for years and continue to sing their praises.
Another advantage to plastic tables are the specialty options available. Bi-fold and adjustable height tables are only available in plastic and give venue managers great alternatives for their inventory. Even better? Plastic folding tables also qualify for free shipping discounts as well as quantity discounts and start at just $32.99 per table.
Plastic Folding Table Best Seller
Our 60” Round Plastic Folding Table has been the plastic table of choice for years. At just $111, you’re sure to get quite a bit of mileage out of this workhorse. Plus, when you order from Event Stable, you can save 11% on orders of 10+ or 17% on orders of 40+!
Check out our additional plastic folding table options below to find the perfect selection for your needs:
Did this help shed some light on the differences between all the banquet table options? Give us a call at 866-360-4642 to place your order or let us know if you have any questions! At Event Stable, we’re happy to help make the choice easy for you. Happy table hunting!