How to Entertain Your Guests and Preserve your Furniture at the Same Time

The holidays are upon us, which often means extra entertaining and dinner parties.   We thought it would be a great time to offer some reminders about preventative care for your furniture so that your food is served hot and your table remains beautiful.

Question:  I am hosting a dinner party for 30 guests but worry about people setting hot food down on my recently refinished dining room table.  What’s the best way to protect the table but still have it look nice?

The short answer to this question is raised trivets and/or a table pad with a festive table cloth.  If the table is properly maintained throughout the year (see this link here for care instructions), it will help tremendously in preserving the finish on the table.  If for some reason a guest or relative places a hot food item on your beloved dining room table without protection, Finish Pros has published a video here to demonstrate how to get rid of heat rings.