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New Colours of 30” Spandex Cocktail Table Covers Now in Stock!

As many of you know we’ve been expanding our event linen stock for over a year now. We brought in Spun Polyester, and added chair covers in polyester, spandex, and spandex ruched. We have also been adding to the different colours we offer – specifically in the most popular size spandex cocktail tablecover – the 30 inch.

I’m pleased to announce we’ve added 3 new colours to our current 11 colour offerings in 30 inch spandex cocktail table covers.

Baby Pink

Baby Pink Spandex Cocktail Cover

Silver

Silver Spandex Cocktail Cover

Chocolate

Chocolate Spandex Cocktail Cover

They are made of 190 gsm spandex and feature reinforced feet to avoid any tearing or ripping occurring. Pricing starts at $23.50 for 1-29, $22.90 for 30 – 49, $22.29 for 50-99 and $21.69 for 100+.

If you’re interested in a formal quote including shipping for any of our three new spandex cocktail table covers:

Does food or wine stain plastic folding tables?

We had a potential customer ask us a question regarding our plastic folding tables which we were 98% sure of the answer – but we weren’t 100%. That doesn’t sit well with us so we decided it was time to test it out. The client asked “Does food or wine stain plastic folding tables?” And from the best of our knowledge it isn’t extremely easy to stain the tables (we did leave a folding table outside for almost a year of Canadian weather) but it can definitely occur – particularly with some of the more difficult stains. So I thought I would test this out – determine whether the answer made sense – and if there was a way to fix the stain once it occurred. Check it out below:

1. I mimicked the spill occurring on the table. I chose Red Wine, Ketchup and Coffee for the stains I would put on the table. The reasoning behind those choices: I thought they would be the most common stains/spills that would occur during a special event.

2. I let the table sit 5 days. Here’s what it looked like after 5 days:

Plastic Table with 3 Stains

3. Then I wiped off the stains to check out the damage.

This picture shows the table after wiping off the coffee. I used water and a paper towel plus my elbow grease.

Cleaning Coffee Stain

Here is the table as I’m wiping off the red wine (again with water and paper towel):

Cleaning Red Wine

And how the “stain” (or lack thereof) looks once complete:

Ketchup

And here is what the ketchup looks like after a cleaning of water and paper towel:

Plastic Tables with Ketchup stain

Ketchup was the only substance that slightly stained the table – I’ve circled the stain in the photo because it is so faint that sometimes I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.

Hopefully this test provides you the answer you required regarding whether our plastic folding tables stain!

If you would like a quote on any size of our plastic folding tables:

Does Melamine Serveware Warp in Commercial Dishwashers?

We had an interesting question asked of us that we thought worth answering on our blog. A potential customer asked if our melamine serveware would warp in commercial dishwashers.

For those not familiar with melamine, it is a synthetic resin that is used to form durable, break-resistant dinnerware, serving platters, and serving bowls. Melamine serveware can look almost identical to porcelain or be dyed to look like wood, marble, slate or stone. We specifically choose our melamine serveware to look as close to porcelain as possible – we’ve even had trade show attendees do a double take once they feel it!

Commercial dishwashers are like residential dishwashers on steroids and they often either use sanitation chemicals or higher heat to properly wash dinnerware, serveware, flatware and glassware. It is understandable that a potential customer would have a concern regarding warping in a commercial dishwasher.

Melamine platters or bowls works well in a temperature range of 2°C – 93°C (35.6°F - 200°F). Anywhere below zero degrees melamine platters and bowls will get quite brittle and breakage will more easily occur. A temperature above 200 degrees and warping will more easily occur. Commercial dishwashers work up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit so given Melamine’s wide temperature range you should not have warping issues putting them in your dishwasher.

If you’re interested in a quote on any of our melamine platters or melamine bowls:

Coming Soon: Metallic Chair Sashes

Last year we brought in wedding chair covers in both spandex and polyester. This helped banquet halls, golf courses and hotels extend their banquet chair investment while rental companies could have another option to upsell brides on. The chair covers were available in the more neutral colours of white and black.

This year we’re continuing to expand our tablecloth / chair cover inventory. We decided to venture into offering a little more colour. You heard it here first…

I’m pleased to announce that coming at the end of January are Metallic Chair Sashes.

Metallic Chair Sash

Available in gold metallic, these chair sashes give an extra oomph to white or black spandex chair covers. Gold continues to be hot colour in the special event industry and these metallic chair sashes would complement gold rimmed dinnerware or gold flatware perfectly.

Additional details:

  • Machine washable
  • Works on different chair backs regardless of shape
  • 190gsm spandex

Pricing will be formally set once they’re in stock so check back to the blog for the announcement that they’re now in inventory!

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What You Were Reading on the Blog in 2016

To say 2016 has been an eventful year would be a vast understatement.

Around the world there have been some news stories worthy of the history books – a jaw dropping U.S. election, Brexit, the devastating Fort McMurray wildfires, the highs and lows of the Rio Olympics, and the Queen turning 90 – to name a few. Looking back on our past year, we had some historic events in our office – though not quite on the same scale as the previous stories.

In the past twelve months, we added over 33 new products, doubled our warehouse space in the Toronto Area, and experienced a 30% growth in our average monthly website traffic.

The 6 articles shared here are part of the reason why.

The Best Tent Manufacturers in Canada- http://www.nationaleventsupply.com/en/the-best-tent-manufacturers-in-canada

The Best Chef Autobiographies to Read this Summer- http://www.nationaleventsupply.com/en/the-best-chef-autobiographies-to-read-this-summer

How much do chiavari chairs cost to buy in Canada- http://www.nationaleventsupply.com/en/how-much-do-chiavari-chairs-cost-to-buy-in-canada

How much weight can plastic folding tables hold- http://www.nationaleventsupply.com/en/how-much-weight-can-plastic-folding-tables-hold

The best companies for event staffing in Toronto- http://www.nationaleventsupply.com/en/the-best-companies-for-event-staffing-in-toronto

Porcelain dinnerware vs china dinnerware vs ceramic dinnerware- http://www.nationaleventsupply.com/en/porcelain-dinnerware-vs-china-dinnerware-vs-ceramic-dinnerware

But without a doubt, the biggest reason why we’ve had such a stellar year is because of readers like you. Thank you for reading and sharing our content throughout the industry! We couldn’t have done this without you and we look forward to bringing in more event equipment for you to offer your clients! We also look forward to continuing to learn, grow and impart wisdom as the industry grows. Cheers to a prosperous 2017 in the Rental Industry!

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