How to choose the right dining table top for your home

Whether it’s a resale flat, a spiffy new condo or your much-awaited BTO, choosing the right dining table is just as important as the rest of the furniture and fixings around your house. Not only is it a place to eat, it’s also functions as the centre spot for family gatherings, newspaper sprawl, and homework sessions. It can be the centrepiece of a room where friends and loved ones hang out, talking and enjoy each other’s company.

There are numerous things to consider when you’re thinking of a dining table. At XZQT, we carry a wide selection especially for you, so now all you have to do is weigh out your options.



Do you prefer rectangular, square, or round tables? Traditionally, Asian families prefer the latter for ease of conversation, the ability to squeeze more people in the table with the help of chairs and the ease of fitting it into the corner of a home. Plus, who can forget the almost obligatory lazy susan?Rectangular tables on the other hand, give a lot more elbow room and there are lots of models that also have extendable options, giving you the ability to entertain and fit more guests in a moment’s notice.


Glass table tops add instant chic to your dining space and it’s not hard to personalise it with a centrepiece — whether it’s seasonal flowers, a terrarium or even a chic vase. Glass table tops however, will show signs of dust, dirt, fingerprints and even - gasp - scratches. For smaller spaces, this is a great option as it doesn’t close off the space.

Wooden table tops have far more options compared to glass. This material has an uncanny knack of finding itself perfectly at home, no matter the style of your home. Invest in a well-made wooden piece and it will last you for years, showing off how it changes with age. You can also choose this option to fit with your feature wall at home.

Ceramic table tops are a hot option, simply because they look great and they’re low maintenance, compared to ones made of marble, for example. Thanks to modern engineering, ceramic tabletops give you the best of both worlds, offering the beauty of a marble top, without the high maintenance. Don’t be afraid to get messy as they’re highly resistant to scratches and stains.

Table Legs

If you never considered the matter of where the table legs sit, it’s time you should! There are gorgeous tables with legs in the middle, but if you’re particular about not having anything obstruct your legs, choose one with legs on the sides. XZQT offers tables, like Truly by Bonaldo, which are extendable yet still remaining comfortable for everyone to sit at as the legs still remain at the corner even after extended. You just have to try it for yourself!

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