Choosing the Best Tabletop Material for Your Standing Desk

Choosing the Best Tabletop Material for Your Standing Desk

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Standing desks have loads of benefits over sitting workplaces. From long-term health advantages to productivity boosts, switching to a vertical position will certainly change your life. Before you do that, you will have to make a difficult choice from a variety of desk options. One of the most important features to consider is the standing desk tabletop. Let’s take a closer look and find out which option is the best one for you.

Since the tabletop is the part of the desk you make the most contact with, it is important to choose a surface that works best for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular options you should consider:

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Powder Coated MDF

Standing Desk tabletop


MDF, or medium-density fiberboard, is a popular desk material. It is made out of finely-ground wood scraps that are bound together with resin or glue and subjected to high pressure. Quality MDF is both light and durable, but cheap options can fall apart fairly easily.

For a perfect tabletop, MDF requires multiple layers of lamination. Laminate is a substance that protects the material from harmful influences. Powder coating is one of the cheapest lamination methods.

High-Pressure Laminate for Desk Surface

High-pressure lamination is a much more reliable and long-lasting coating option. Instead of spraying the material with a compound, a plastic coating is applied, as you might’ve guessed, with the help of pressure and temperature. The edges of the surface are further protected with plastic or rubber bands.

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Natural Wood Tops for Desks

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Natural wood is considered to be the best material for a standing desk (for that matter, for any desk). In reality, wood actually has its pros and cons. While it is usually reliable and comes in a variety of shapes and colors, it also requires proper care and, in some cases, can be really expensive. Cheaper options, on the other hand, can have defects that would make you uncomfortable and, what’s worse, could be processed with low-quality materials.

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Reclaimed Wood Tabletops

With the trend of constant and consistent recycling of everything come these special desktops. These tables are made out of old wooden planks put together to serve people one more time. While this sounds eco-friendly, it’s not quite true. The amount of energy and resources used to recycle the materials is much higher than the amount used in the process of making a new table. While they are not very eco-friendly, these desks are beautiful, so if you like one, you should get it.

Overall, there are dozens of different standing desk options. They vary in price, comfort, ease of position change, longevity and resistance to damage. With this amount of options, it might be overwhelming for you to decide which parameters are important and which are less so.

Now that you’re informed about the different properties of various desktops, it might be easier for you to decide on the most suitable one for you. If you’re ready to make your choice, visit our website to find the best option for the best price.

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