Protective dining room table pads can be very useful. The pads for tables are mostly made with a water proof material called vinyl. If any liquid spills on the table it cannot damage the table if it is covered with a pad.
Having protective dining room table pads is beneficial as they can protect the tables from tear and wear. Moreover, the pad will protect the table from heat damage and water damage as well as from nick and scratches.
Table pad with any thickness would be good enough to resist water damage. The pad has three layers; a vinyl top, a felt bottom and a layer with insulation material between. The material used for insulation measures between one quarter to three quarters of an inch, but only a half inch is good to protect any temperature damage to the table.
Though protective dining room table pad will be a good protective cover but it can be ruined easily or can be damaged itself if you will put hot cast iron pan directly on it. The pad is thick but it can still be burned or melted when anything hot is placed on it. Also, the texture of the pad is compromised when you clean it or rub it, therefore it has to be replaced from time to time. It can last longer if you avoid placing hot items directly on it, even if you want to serve something in hot iron plates such as Manchurian or sizzler you can use hot place to serve the item instead of putting it directly on the pad. More you take care of the dining room table pad the longer it will last.
How does it protect the table? It is just a barrier between the heat and the wood of the table. The barrier will not let the heat to spoil the beauty of the wooden and so on. The matte is usually very heat resistant itself, you don’t necessarily need to buy a new one every week because one that you already have may work for a long time period of 6 months or even more depending on the material you are using.
The material of the pad should be chosen carefully. Don’t use a table mat made of thin material, try something sturdy that can last for a long time period. The thicker fabric will be more resistant to heat obviously. Just buy the best product in order to secure the quality of the wooden.