We talk often about aluminum chairs, or wooden restaurant furniture here at the Fashion Seating blog, but today we thought we would feature an item and a material we do not usually talk about: table tops and graphite.
Historically, graphite was called blacklead and plumbago. Some time before 1565 (some sources say as early as 1500), an enormous deposit of graphite was discovered on the approach to Grey Knotts from the hamlet of Seathwaite in Borrowdale parish, in the area known as Cumbria in England, which the locals found very useful for marking sheep. During the reign of Elizabeth 1, Borrowdale graphite was used as a refractory material to line molds for cannon balls, resulting in rounder, smoother balls that could be fired farther, contributing to the strength of the English navy.
These super strong stone and resin composite table top with a graphite coated finish is scratch proof and maintenance free. It is manufactured for commercial grade and is made to last! Great for any high-traffic area like, restaurants, bars, and hotels, but also works as a stylish addition to any home decor. To check out all our stout table surfaces, metal, stone, wood, and composite, visit us online at FashionSeating.com today!