Chairs shouldn't be rickety or wobble. When the chair has a padded seat, the corners should be reinforced with screwed-in (not glued) corner blocks. Padded seats should be removable so that the cover can be changed. Fabric covered chairs might not be appealing if you have small children who are messy eaters. Leather is a superb option for quick cleanup, as is stain resistant microfiber upholstery. Slip covers on Parson's chairs are another easily cleaned option for the dining area.
Marble is a major investment, but without exception marble dining tables are nearly always showstoppers. Tables crafted from quality imported marble are extremely beautiful. Buy without guilt if you truly fall in love with one - marble's timeless appeal can make it a table that is actually in fashion - but do be aware that a marble tabletop comes with a handful of drawbacks. First, marble tables of any sort are bulky and heavy. Second, they have to be well looked after, as the marble can crack and stain. To avoid stains, keep carefully the table cleared and clean all the time, covering it with a tablecloth or placemats when red wine and foods that may damage marble are on the menu.
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