A school favourite, and understandably so, is the crushed bent steel frame square table. After years of research and development, experts at Metalliform have designed the ultimate solution in classroom furniture, taking the most durable materials on the market and finishing them with their own unique, attractive style. With efficient processes and decades in the industry to drive down manufacturing costs, it is impossible to find tables of this quality elsewhere for such a bargain price.DesignEach table has a 460mm high worktop, making them ideal for children aged 3-4. For optimal comfort, posture, and lumbar support however, it is important to select chairs that suit this height; in this case, chairs with a seat height of 260mm. In doing so, not only will children avoid pain and poor posture during long periods of sitting, but your classroom furniture will also comply with BS EN 1729:2016. These tables come with blue edges, a slate frame and a blue silk top - if an Ailsa or beech top would better suit your classroom aesthetic, please see D11825 or D24799, respectively.These tables are designed with a compact square shape perfect for one pupil, making them a popular option for exams or individual learning in the classroom. In classes where pupils easily distract eachother, the square table sees a return to the classic classroom layout of decades gone by, where individual seating made disruption much more difficult to cause. On the other hand, with a hardwearing crushed bent steel frame finished with smooth, glossy epoxy powder coating, it has never been easier to achieve contemporary style that is guaranteed to persist in even the most demanding environments.These tables are unable to be stacked for storage, instead opting for a more condensed frame design that allows for a tight, seamless fit when tables are pushed together. This is perfect for classes where groupwork is a possibility, and the aesthetic and durability of a crushed bent steel frame is preferred to that of fully welded alternatives. Although non-stacking tables allow for great versatility in this way, stacking tables are more beneficial for those who may need to frequently clear space in multi-use classrooms.ConstructionEach of these tables is constructed using 18mm thick MDF with a high-pressure laminate finish. This provides an inexpensive yet durable and smooth surface which makes the table both stylish and functional in a learning environment. This is accompanied by high impact Duraform PU edges, again adding to the aesthetic whilst simultaneously providing protection. Unlike alternatives, Duraform PU edges are famous for their ability to resist scratching and chipping without needing to be re-treated over time. Duraform is also applied as a spray so cannot be picked off by bored pupils.Also durable is the crushed bent steel frame underneath, which provides unmatched resilience when supporting heavy weight, and is longer lasting than any other frame material on the market. Its epoxy powder coating finish is resistant to abrasions, impact, temperature and chemicals, helping protect the look of the frame throughout its lifespan. In fact, with this combination of materials, we can proudly offer a 15 year guarantee to help your school make the most of its tight budget.Dimensions460mm x 550mm x 550mm (H x W x D)Delivered fully assembled. Made in the UK. BS EN 1729:2016 compliant to encourage good posture in an educational institution when matched with 260mm chairs.For the same table in alternative heights, please see: 530mm(H) – D24794; 590mm(H) – D24795; 640mm(H) - D24796; 710mm(H) - D24797; 760mm(H) – D24798 .