So what the heck is a plastisol picnic table? In the 1980's several industrial companies invented plastisol. It is the original plastic coated steel outdoor furniture. Robert Webb was selling expanded metal to the oil industry when the industry collapsed. Without customers he needed to reinvent the company. That's when he began dipping expanded metal into melted plastic to create a colorful an function piece of furniture. Today many other technologies exist to offer many other ways to coat the steel, however, plastisol is still a popular selection. So now you know.
Plastisol Picnic Tables remain a standard heavy-duty and rugged table for our customers. Our plastisol picnic tables are popular in schools as they are low maintenance and have a variety of fun colors.
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What are the mounting options?
There are three methods of mounting your plastisol picnic table: Portable, In-Ground, and Surface Mount.
Portable - Non Permanent
A portable frame is the flexible solution for many tables. A portable frame is ideal if the picnic table cannot be permanently installed. Portable frame are a non-permanent solution, making it possible to move the picnic table. Portable frame can sit on a flat surface without anchoring.
Surface Mount - Semi-Permanent
Surface mounting your table is a semi-permanent solution. If you would like to leave the possibility of moving your picnic table some day but vandalism is a concern then surface mounted frames are are a great choice. Surface mounting requires a steel plate to be bolted onto a concrete or asphalt surface.
In-Ground - Permanent
In-Ground mounting is a permanent solution for tables where vandalism is a concern. In-ground mounts are used in grassy areas or are prepared to be put in a concrete pad. The installment for an in-ground mount requires the post to be set into an approximately 18" concrete poured hole.