Who honors the warranty for these tables?
If you need to place warranty claim for these tables, please contact
the manufacturer, Lifetime Products. They can be reached at 1-800-225-3865.
"What is polyethylene and why is it better than wood?"
Polyethylene is a plastic that is virtually indestructible. It will
not chip, crack or peel like particleboard laminates.
"What is powder coating?"
Powder coating is the process in which a bare metal object is coated
with electro-statically charged powder. It is then baked at a high temperature.
Powder coating is the most durable coloring process on the market. It
is better than traditional paints.
"Will my table legs rust?"
All metal will eventually rust. However, you can reduce the effects
of rust through regular maintenance and having a powder-coated finish.
"What are the advantages of a hammer-tone finish?"
Hammer tone is a textured powder-coating finish that is better and
more durable than smooth powder coating. It is resistant to scratches
"What maintenance is required for the metal frame?"
With powder-coated protection, very little maintenance is required.
However, checking your metal frame for excessive scratches from normal
wear and tear is recommended. Repair rust spots or scratches by sanding
the affected area lightly; using a rust-preventative spray primer; and
finally, spraying with a high-gloss spray enamel paint.
"What is BIFMA and why is it important?"
BIFMA stands for Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Association. BIFMA sets industry standards for commercial grade furniture.
Product exceeds related BIFMA standards.
"How much weight can Lifetime Brand Card Tables hold?"
Units are tested to strict standards to ensure their strength and
durability. However, even with rigorous testing, the exact amount of
weight that a table can hold depends on many factors. Some of the main
factors to consider are listed below.
- Static weight vs. dynamic weight - Carefully placing stationery
weight, or static weight, onto the table is the ideal condition.
Placing a dynamic weight that has force behind it (such as dropping
a heavy object onto the table) may cause deformation in the tabletop
- Distributed load vs. concentrated load - Placing a large amount
of weight onto one area of the table will concentrate all of the
stress from that weight into one area. Increasing the pressure and
force in any one area may cause deformation in the tabletop and
legs. Distributing the weight across the entire table is the ideal
- Design of the table leg - A straight vertical table leg can
withstand more static weight than a table leg with a bend. Adding
a bend into the table leg weakens the table leg when weight is applied
straight down on the table. However, it features a wide brace below
the leg bend that can withstand more weight when factors other than
just static weight are considered.
- Additional factors - Other common factors that may influence
the amount of weight it can hold include: the pressure in any direction
other than downward (such as someone leaning against the card table),
the evenness of the ground surface, and the composition/hardness
of the ground surface.
Given all of these possible factors, the tested circumstance under
which a table can hold the most weight is with static weight placed
on the table. For further details regarding static weight testing, contact
your Lifetime sales representative.
"Will these folding square tables fade outdoors?"
All products left out in the sun for extended periods of time will
eventually fade. However, UV inhibitors help prevent fading and maintain
the integrity of the polyethylene when exposed to sunlight providing
years of color.
"Will it stain?"
Even the toughest of stains such as red punch, permanent marker,
mustard and motor oil could not stain the tabletop.
"How do I clean it?"
The only products you need to clean with are a damp cloth and mild
dish soap. For tougher-to-remove dirt, use a mild abrasive such as Soft
Scrub and a soft-bristle brush.
"What are some of the advantages over wood?"
Polyethylene is more durable, easier to clean, and lightweight. It
will not crack, chip or peel and is ideal for indoor and outdoor use.
The rounded edges will not cut your hands and provide a great handle
for carrying. They are also more attractive than wood tables.