The Construction Of A Table Pad As we all know, a table pad is a handcrafted table protector for your dining room or coffee table, or maybe your dresser and nightstands. Dining table pads secure the wood furniture surfaces from scuffs, dings, water spills and dents. You may have used tablemats to protect your dining table but nothing can compete with a good custom made Protective Table Pads. What makes these Table Top Pads so popular is the way in which they are constructed and designed assuring you a guarantee of a lifetime. Table pads come in a varied range of materials and styles and colors that match your needs as well as your home décor. You can find dozens of companies online that will make dining table pads to custom fit your tabletop but before you make the decision to buy a table pad make sure you know how the Table Pad is made. You don’t want to be stuck with a cheap table pad made from recycled materials that doesn’t even last you a season. The Table Pad is made up of different materials on the inside and outside. The interior core of these Protective Table Pads is made up of either low-density fiberboard, paper felt or a combination of the two. Both these materials are slightly flexible and heat and sound resistant. Therefore, they work best for Dining Room Table Pads as hot cooking pots are placed on the Dining Table Pad and with its sound resistant characteristics; the sound of the glasses when kept on the table is reduced. Multiple layers of these two materials are used to achieve the highest level of heat resistance. All table pad companies use printed vinyl as the top sheet to achieve the elegant appearance and resist moisture. Moisture resistance will ensure that the Table Pad has a longer life. The adhesives used also matter a lot, cause you don’t want your table pad to lose its charm within a few years and give up to wear and tear. Water based permanently flexible adhesives are an essential ingredient to promote longevity and quality for several reasons. First, these adhesives are very high strength, which do not degrade and stand strong in the test of time. They also remain flexible over time and resist warping. Lastly, these adhesives dry very quickly and have no migratory (chemically inactive) properties. Many companies designing table pads have an exposed plastic or metal locking system. Some have magnetic locking systems that are the best in the market, as they do not damage the table surfaces.