SM France Tabletops are made by a special process that produces a seamless, weather
resistant, durable table top for both indoor & outdoor use. The process begins by
chipping an African hardwood, Okoume, into rice size pieces, which are then dried
& infused with resins.
The process renders each rice-sized particle water resistant. These particles are
then cold molded into the table top shape. This blank then goes into a hot mokilding
press, where the decorative & protective melamine sheets are applied under heat &
The resulting table top is stable, water & weather resistant, has the surface properties
of a laminate, but with an integral substrate, so there is no possibility of de-lamination,
separation or warping. SM France table tops are designed to be used outdoors in high
traffic applications and will keep their good looks for many years.