Any questions? Give us a call: 800-909-8034

Industry Trends

ABS Tables Versus Linenless Tables

- 5 min read

When it comes to selecting folding tables for your property, finding the best table for you is about looking for features and benefits that fit your needs.

There are many different types of folding tables on the market, but in this blog, we’ll focus on comparing the benefits of ABS Tables versus Linenless Tables. Each type of table has advantages, but they differ in price, intended use, convenience, and more.

Here we will layout the most important factors to consider before making a purchase.

  • Intended Use
  • Price Range
  • Storage Capabilities
  • Customization Options

Intended Use

One of the most important factors that should influence the type of folding tables you select for your property is how your tables will be used most often.

If you host a lot of events, you want tables that are easy to move, set up, and takedown. They also need to be durable enough to withstand hard use including being dropped and rolled over rough surfaces. In this case, ABS Tables are a great fit.

ABS Tables are built to be durable and stand up to heavy use. The surfaces are resistant to scratches and stains and resistant to heat. In addition, ABS Tables can last up to 10 years or more and they are durable enough to withstand being dropped and rolled over rough surfaces without being damaged.

They are also lightweight making them easier to move. ABS Tables weigh between 15 and 81 pounds depending on the size and model.

However, keep in mind that most people prefer to use ABS Tables with linens. That can add time and expense to the event setup.

If your intended use is to furnish meeting areas and conference rooms, you want tables that are mobile but look clean and professional. In this case, Linenless Tables are a great option.

If you need a portable room set up that looks more permanent, Linenless Tables make a place look clean, professional and well furnished. However, they are still easy to set up, take down, and store. But take note that most Reveal Linenless Tables are heavier than ABS Tables, weighing between 18 pounds and 83 pounds, depending on the size and model.

For outdoor events, you will want aluminum tables or less expensive blow-molded tables. Weather conditions can damage Linenless Tables.

Chairs Around Conference Table

Price Range

Price is naturally one of the biggest factors in determining what tables to buy for your property. However, note that there can be hidden costs to be aware of.

ABS Plastic Folding Tables are less expensive than linenless tables and they start at $248 depending on the size and model. They are also built to last, which gives you a strong return on investment.

However, as mentioned earlier, the cost of using linens can add up when it comes to laundry services and increased labor costs.

Linenless tables cost more than ABS tables, starting at $496 depending on the size and model. However, these never require linens, which will save you time and money.

However, Linenless Tables are not as durable as ABS Tables, and they need to be handled with more care during set up and take down. This can lead to repair or replacement costs if your staff doesn’t use the right carts.

Storage Capabilities

The storage options at your property can have a big influence on what tables you should buy. If you have limited storage space, you need tables that stack easily and take up a small footprint in your storage area.

ABS Tables have legs that fold and lock in place making them easy to store. Depending on the cart and the table size and style, you can fit anywhere from 10–36 tables per cart.

Reveal Linenless Tables feature patented snap-lock folding legs that provide safe and easy storage without extra clips or parts. Depending on the cart and the table size and style, you can fit anywhere from 8–36 tables per cart.

Customization Options

Both ABS Tables and Lineless Tables offer a variety of size and style options. There are also multiple options for tabletop color, leg style, and leg color.

ABS Tables are available in eight different models including cocktail rounds, banquet rounds, and rectangle tables. The various table models come in multiple size options ranging from 18 inches up to 96 inches. ABS Tables come in six different tabletop laminate colors and offer three color options for the powder-coated legs.

Reveal Linenless Tables come in seven different models including cocktail rounds, banquet rounds, and rectangle meeting room tables. The models come in various sizes from 18 inches up to 96 inches. There are 18 color options for tabletop laminate and up to four powder-coated color options for the legs, depending on the model. There is also an option to order custom laminate colors.

Both ABS Folding Tables and Lineless Folding Tables have great benefits for customers. Hopefully examining these four important factors that set the tables apart will help you know which tables you should purchase for your property.