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The balcony is the perfect place to enjoy the sun and start the day with a good breakfast. Of course, the perfect balcony table is a must. However, not every balcony table is suitable for every balcony.

With our balcony table test 2021, we want to give you all the information you need to buy the perfect balcony table. We have compared various models and want to introduce you to the different types. This should give you an overview and make your purchase decision easier.




Summary

  • A balcony table is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the weather outside. It allows you to make the most of your balcony, eat and work outside.
  • There is a balcony table for every balcony. There are small hanging tables, practical folding tables and large, extendable tables.
  • Balcony tables come in almost every shape and material. You can decide individually which balcony table is perfect for your balcony.

The Best Balcony Table: Our Choices

Buying and Rating Criteria for Balcony Tables

A lot has happened in recent years. Thousands of different balcony tables are on the market. The large product selection makes the purchase decision difficult. But with our buying guide, you too can find your perfect balcony table. You should consider the following criteria when buying a balcony table.

In the following paragraphs, we will explain what the individual criteria are.

Size

The question of the size of the balcony table is essential before making a purchase decision. Which size is right for you?

It all depends on your personal situation, i.e. the size of your balcony. Do you have a very small or very large balcony table?

There is a suitable balcony table for every balcony size.

There are balcony tables from a size of 45x45 cm up to a length of over 200 cm. Depending on the size of your balcony and your taste, you can choose the right size.

Of course, this also includes the shape of your balcony table. Square or round balcony tables are ideal for small balconies. Depending on their size, these are perfect for two people.

Rectangular tables are ideal for larger balconies. Depending on the size, these are perfect for a few guests.

Material

The question of the right material also arises before deciding to buy your balcony table.

Here you have various options such as:

  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Metal, aluminium

The different materials offer advantages and disadvantages. These are listed below:

Type Advantages Disadvantages
Wood Ambience, weatherproof can become rotten
Plastic Easy to maintain, lightweight can look cheap
Metal Easy to maintain, high stability often difficult

Above all, personal taste is decisive in the choice of material.

However, you should also be aware that some materials require more care than others.

Therefore, before buying, you should consider whether you have the time and inclination to care for your balcony table regularly or whether you want to enjoy the sun without stress. There is a suitable material for every wish, you just have to decide what you like best.

Foldable

The question of whether the balcony table is foldable is often important.

If your balcony is very compact, a folding balcony table is perfect. This allows you to make optimal use of the space.

With a foldable balcony table, you have the option of putting it away again after use. The handling is usually very simple, which promises you optimal practicability.

Waterproof

Since the balcony table often stands on the balcony all year round, water resistance is an important purchase criterion.

At best, the balcony table should be able to withstand wind and weather. Most balcony tables are waterproof. However, the material is decisive here.

Metal, for example, is waterproof, but can rust after a while. Wood is waterproof, but can become rotten after a while. Therefore, an additional protective cover is often recommended.

Shape of the tabletop

The shape of the tabletop is very important when buying a balcony table. You should decide which shape is best for your balcony.

Space and the number of people often play a role.

You can either buy a round, a square or a half-moon balcony table. You should take your individual needs into account.

Depending on the size, a round table is more suitable for two to four people, while rectangular tables can also serve more people.

The shape of your balcony also determines which table fits best. Of course, the balcony table should complement the balcony harmoniously and not get in the way. Ultimately, however, it is you who decides which shape you like best.

Balcony Tables: Frequently asked Questions and Answers

Buying a balcony table can not always be easy because of the wide range of choices. Many questions arise in the process. The following guide answers the most important and frequently asked questions.

Who is a balcony table suitable for?

In principle, a balcony table is suitable for anyone who has a balcony. You can use it to sit on the balcony. This way you can eat in the sun, work or simply relax with your friends.

However, the size of your balcony determines which balcony table is suitable for you. For example, if you have a very small balcony, a hanging or folding table is more suitable than a large, extendable table. However, you can decide individually which balcony table is best for you.

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A balcony table is perfect for starting your day with a nice breakfast in the sun. (Image source: unsplash / York CoWorking - Krakow)

In the following, we will explain the different types of balcony tables in more detail. This will help you get an overview and be clear about which balcony table fits best on your balcony.

What types of balcony tables are there?

The decision which balcony table is suitable for you individually depends entirely on your wishes. Do you have a large or very compact balcony? Everything is possible! There is a suitable balcony table for every wish.

You can distinguish between these types:

  • Folding table: Can simply be folded up after use
  • Hanging table: Attached to the balcony railing or wall, can be folded away
  • Wall table: Half-moon shaped table that is placed against the wall
  • Extendable table: Table that can be extended as required by means of an extension mechanism

In the following, the individual types are explained in more detail, as well as the advantages and disadvantages.

Folding table

A folding table is incredibly practical and saves a lot of space. The folding function allows you to make optimal use of the space on your balcony.

A folding table is very easy to assemble and can simply be put to one side after use.

Advantages
  • practical
  • easy to assemble
  • can simply be folded up again after use
Disadvantages
  • often too small

Hanging table

A hanging table is practical to attach to the balcony railing and often foldable. It is therefore perfect for small balconies.

The simple folding function of the hanging table makes it good for eating and perfect for one person. However, it becomes difficult with several people, as the hanging table is often only suitable for one person.

Advantages
  • compact
  • easy to assemble
  • folds away easily after use
Disadvantages
  • very small
  • often only suitable for one person

Wall table

A wall table is simply leaned against the wall. The crescent shape makes it space-saving. The round shape can complement the balcony perfectly.

However, the right place must be found for it. Not every balcony is suitable for a wall table. It all depends on your taste.

Advantages
  • practical
Disadvantages
  • you have to have a free area to lean against

Extendable balcony table

An extendable balcony table is perfect for larger balconies. With it, you can easily create more space when guests visit.

The extendable function allows you to accommodate more guests than the table offers in its basic function. This gives you a flexible table that adapts perfectly to your needs. However, it is often only suitable for relatively large balconies.

Advantages
  • suitable for many people
  • flexible
  • adjustable
Disadvantages
  • not suitable for small balconies

What does a balcony table cost?

The price range of balcony tables is as wide as the different types: they vary according to size and material. Suspended tables, for example, are often cheaper than free-standing tables.

  • Wood: from 40 euros
  • Plastic: from 20 euros
  • Aluminium: from 50 euros

The material also determines the price. For comparison purposes, we have provided you with a table of prices depending on the material. The prices are those for small models.

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The price of the balcony table differs depending on the size and material. (Image source: unsplash / Vidar Nordli Mathisen)

How do I care for my balcony table?

A big problem with a balcony table can be dirt. Because the balcony table is outside most of the time, dirt can accumulate despite the weatherproof material. That's why your balcony table needs care.

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To keep your wooden balcony table beautiful, it needs good care. (Image source: unsplash / Lesley Juarez)

Depending on the material, there are various things to consider. We have compiled the most important care tips for wooden tables, aluminium tables and plastic tables in a table.

As the table shows, the wooden table is the one that needs the most care. Therefore, you should consider which material is best for you before buying.

Type Special features Care tips
Wooden table most susceptible to stains and unsightly edges, regular care required if stained, simply remove with cotton cloth, maintain with oil once a year
Aluminium table very easy to care for due to coating Simply remove stains with a cleaning cloth and cleaning agent, if the metal starts to rust or similar, it is recommended to use care products specially suited for aluminium
Plastic table very easy to clean and not susceptible to dirt simply remove dirt with a cloth, not susceptible to stains

If you don't have the time or inclination to regularly oil your table, we recommend using a plastic or aluminium table.

However, all balcony tables of any kind are designed for outdoor use. That's why most materials are very easy to care for. Nevertheless, it is best to cover your table when it rains and in winter.

A suitable cover is recommended for this purpose, which you can easily purchase on the Internet or at a DIY store. Then you can leave your furniture out in the rain with a clear conscience.

How can I decorate my balcony table?

Your balcony table is often not very interesting. That's why it's a good idea to decorate it. We have put together a few decoration ideas for you.

  • Flowers
  • Vases
  • Place mat
  • Tablecloth

With these suggestions, you can visually enhance your balcony table. In addition, place mats or a tablecloth offer another advantage, namely the protection of the table. It is particularly practical to place something under wooden tables that are susceptible to stains. In this way, you avoid dirt on the table and save yourself time-consuming cleaning.

Conclusion

Through our balcony table test, you should now have a better overview. A balcony table is perfect for every balcony and comes in every shape and size.

When buying, you should definitely pay attention to the size and the material. The necessary care also plays an important role. Our guide should help you decide which is the best balcony table for you.

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