Blog posts from October, 2016

60 inch round wood folding table vs 60 inch round plastic folding table

5ft round folding tables otherwise known as 60 inch round folding tables are one of our most popular round table sizes. They are most commonly used for special events such as weddings at a seated reception. They can hold up to 10 people and help venues fit more people into their space. Because we offer 60 inch round folding tables in both wood and plastic, it helps for venues, banquet halls and party rental companies to understand the difference between the two tables. The comparison below provides a comparison so that companies can evaluate what table best fits their business needs. Check it out below.

60 inch round wood folding table

  • Holds up to 2550 lbs
  • Supports that form a box on the underside of the table.
  • Wishbone-style folding legs for added stability.
  • No-mark foot to prevent leaving scuffs or marks on the floor.
  • Tabletop is made of 3/4" clear coated plywood
  • Edging is t-shaped black vinyl
  • Can be sanded and refinished should the table get scratched
  • Cannot be left outside for long periods of time
  • Bolt-through tabletop construction to secure rails and folding legs to ensure strength and durability
  • 18 Gauge grey powder-coated steel legs
  • Snap lock legs to secure legs in an open position
  • Weight: 58lbs

60 inch round plastic folding table

  • Holds up to 3100 lbs
  • 2-year warranty against material or manufacturing defects.
  • Light-grey high-density resin reinforced with square steel tubing.
  • Straight-style folding legs with a gravity-slide lock for added stability.
  • Powder-coated grey legs made of 17 gauge (1.4mm) steel tubing.
  • Easy to maintain with tabletop dirt / stains often coming clean with water and paper towel (or at most a Mr. Clean magic eraser and water)
  • Can be left outside overnight
  • Tabletop is 2.05" thick
  • Scratch-resistant glides included
  • Grey powder coated legs
  • Fold Flat Design
  • Highly-durable Materials
  • Weight: 40.04lbs

If you’re interested in a quote including shipping for the 60 inch round wood folding table or 60 inch round plastic folding table:

Back in Stock: Catering Glassware Boxes

Catering glassware boxes are a fantastic way to store and transport your stemware or glassware to and from special events. Party Rental Companies in particular love these for their durability and portability. Since we’ve started carrying these in stock they’ve been gaining momentum in terms of popularity and we sold out of the large and medium catering glassware boxes in late summer.

I’m pleased to announce we now have back in stock the medium and large catering glassware boxes. New in stock and available for the first time is Catering Glassware Box Lids in both medium and large.

Medium Catering Glasware Boxes

Both the medium catering glassware boxes and large catering glassware boxes store 24 glasses in one box. The boxes can be safely stacked on top of one another for easy storage. They also ship and pack flat when not in use to allow for cost savings and increased storage space.

Additional Details:

  • Handle for easier pick up (on large catering boxes only)
  • Available in Black.
  • Ships flat - some assembly required

If you’re interested in a quote for either size catering box:


Pros / Cons of 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery

Of the three main types of stainless steel cutlery that exist in the market – 18/10 stainless steel cutlery, 18/8 stainless steel cutlery and 18/0 stainless steel cutlery – we sell 18/10 and 18/0 cutlery. A lot of people ask what the numbers 18, 10 and 0 signify so I thought it made sense to provide an overview before getting into the weeds of the pros and cons of 18/10 cutlery.

The “18” number refers to the percentage of Chromium in the stainless steel flatware. Chromium is a metal that gives cutlery its hardness and durability. The “10” or “0” number is the percentage of Nickel in the flatware. Nickel gives the cutlery resistance to corrosion, and gives cutlery its high shine similar to silver plated cutlery. The higher the nickel content, the higher the price in general because of how expensive nickel can be. This post delves more into the pros and cons 18/10 stainless steel cutlery – and which style of restaurants tend to favour 18/10 cutlery.

Pros of 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery:

  • High polish finish
  • Superior rust resistant qualities
  • Highest durability
  • Easy to maintain
  • Stain resistant
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Less expensive then 18/10 cutlery because lack of nickel content
  • Still possesses durability for everyday use
  • Dishwasher safe

Cons of 18/10 Stainless Steel Cutlery:

  • More costly than 18/0 due to nickel

Higher end fine dining restaurants or rental companies who service a luxury clientele will be happier with 18/10 flatware for its high shine and stain resistance.

If you’re interested in a quote for any of our 3 lines of 18/10 cutlery or 2 lines of 18/0 cutlery:


Silver Resin Chiavari Chairs vs. Silver Wood Chiavari Chairs

Silver Chairs at an Event

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For years now, Gold Chiavari Chairs and Silver Chiavari Chairs have been trading off which is the more popular colour of the season. Gold Chiavari chairs are currently trending but that doesn’t mean that silver Chiavari chairs aren’t hot. They’re still a close second in terms of popularity – and definitely wanted by brides who favour a cooler colour palette. There are two different materials – wood Chiavari chairs versus resin Chiavari chairs. Both have their pluses and minuses. This post will give businesses who haven’t purchased Silver Chiavari Chairs yet, the chance to review the pros and cons of each material so you can decide which chair best meets their needs.

Silver Resin Chiavari Chairs


  • 4mm thick resin and 1mm thick hollow steel frame support (ours has a steel frame to provide additional support and durability – not all Silver Chiavari Chairs in the market have steel frames though)
  • Seams are virtually invisible
  • Resin at the core is a similar colour to the silver coating colour and because of that does not show scratches as easily as wood or aluminum (i.e. silver high gloss finish when scratched would show a silver/grey toned core)
  • Solid resin seat allowing for easy change out of cushions
  • 2 horizontal chair rails similar to the traditional Chiavari chair look
  • Resin Chiavari chairs can hold over 1000lbs making them an extremely strong chair
  • Resin less likely to succumb to water damage if accidently left out to the elements


  • Generally more expensive than a wood or aluminum Chiavari chair – but also tend to last longer
  • Cannot be re-painted or re-stained as easily as a wood Chiavari
  • Chairs weigh 13lbs each – tend to weigh more than wood or aluminum – especially if there’s a steel core frame
  • Not all resin Chiavari chairs are the same chair – which leads to confusion in the marketplace (for example, there are single mold chiavari chairs that have squared off horizontal rails, knocked down resin chiavari chairs that have to be assembled and screws constantly retightened, etc.)

Silver Wood Chiavari Chairs


  • The authentic Chiavari Chair – over 200 years old – has always been wood
  • Silver Wood Chiavari Chairs have a matte finish which some companies really like
  • Wood Chiavari chairs are easier to re-finish. We know of party rental businesses that have invested in a sandblasting / painting booth so they can change the colour of their wood chiavari’s depending on the popularity of the season
  • Weigh less than a resin Chiavari chair
  • Less expensive chair than a resin Chiavari chair
  • Costs can be reduced further with knocked down unassembled wood Chiavari chairs


  • Silver Wood Chiavari Chair shows a natural wood colour when it chips or scratches
  • Knocked down unassembled silver wood Chiavari chairs need their screws tightened often
  • Knocked down unassembled silver wood Chiavari chairs can be less sturdy / strong if proper care isn’t taken to ensure the screws and bolts are fastened.
  • Wood Chiavari Chairs often need their paint touched up after events
  • Can succumb to water damage if left outside for prolonged periods of time

If you’re interested in a quote for silver resin Chiavari chairs including shipping:


Coming Soon: Stainless Steel Steak Knife

We’ve carried 18/10 stainless steel cutlery and 18/0 stainless steel cutlery for a really long time. What we’ve been sorely lacking though in our flatware collection was a good quality stainless steel steak knife that worked well with any of our cutlery lines. We’ve been working on finding this gap in our product line for most of this year. I’m excited to announce we have a stainless steel steak knife on order – coming to our Mississauga warehouse by the End of October 2016.

Stainless Steel Steak Knife

Featuring a flat handle with an ample weight for easy cutting of steak and other meats, the new steak knife has a polished high shine finish and sharp serrated blade. It makes a great addition to our most popular Maria 18/10 flatware pattern, as well as our other patterns.

We will have more information including pricing available once it hits our warehouse. Until then stay tuned to the blog or make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+.