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You’re ready to order your Concrete Ping Pong Table and you want to add a little personality to it?
We’ve got options and colours to spice up your table tennis game!
Corporate & School Logos, Coats of Arms, Plaques and Custom Colours
As architectural and custom precast concrete specialists, our in-house fabrication teams can customize your precast concrete games tables in a number of ways. Such as all-out custom games tables like these two we made for the City of Coquitlam’s newest park, BURKE MOUNTAIN PIONEER PARK
Customization options include:
- Custom aggregates
- Concrete finishes
- Cast in logos
- Cast in lettering
- Net lettering
- Net logos
- Custom net colours
- Dedication plaques
- Galvanized nets
Integral Pigment to last a lifetime. Custom Colours Available as well!
Our standard concrete ping pong tables include exposed aggregate or plain concrete legs. Playing surfaces are integrally pigmented green concrete with white concrete lines cast into the playing surface to a depth of ½”. Unlike painted concrete tables, Sanderson Concrete’s table tennis tables never have to be repainted – games lines are permanent.
Polished Precast Concrete Table Tennis Playing Surface with Permanent White Concrete Lines
Playing surfaces are polished to a terrazzo finish for a beautiful and long lasting playing surface. Resealing your concrete ping pong tables every two to three years is recommended to keep the surface looking like new – but the combination of our computer batched high strength concrete mix along with our polished surfaces which removes the top layer of concrete paste, means that resealing is not required for longevity – simply put: these tables are made for public parks and schools that need a durable table with little to no maintenance.
Sanderson Concrete uses Davis Colors – Davis Colors has been making quality concrete pigments for over 65 years. We trust Davis because our customers trust us to use the best. Additional charges apply to custom coloured tables.
Green Polished Concrete Tops
Standard table tops are green integrally pigmented concrete – we can make any of our tables with custom colours – see the Davis Color chart for options – for an additional $250 per table, with the exception of blue and white. We will waive this charge for orders of three or more tables.
Blue pigment is extremely expensive – please contact us for a quote on blue table tops.
White concrete tables are made with white cement, white sand and white stone. Games lines are cast charcoal concrete. White concrete table tops add approximately $1000.00 – please contact us for a quote on white concrete table tops.
Two Concrete Ping Pong Table Models to Choose From
TWO PART TABLE TOP table – cast as a traditional two part top table – can be pre-assembled at Sanderson Concrete’s plant for local delivery without requiring an on-site assembly crew (Pre-assembled tables in the Greater Vancouver Area only) and is available as a stock finish with exposed aggregate legs. Legs can be made in plain concrete as well as any of the Davis Color pigments or custom aggregates, including white, black, granite and tan. Additional charges apply to custom colours and aggregates.
Our MONOLITHIC TABLE TOP (one piece top) ping pong table is available as a standard finish of plain concrete legs. Legs can be made in exposed aggregate as well as any of the Davis Color pigments or custom aggregates, including white, black, granite and tan.
Cast in logos
Logos and signage options
Concrete is a liquid material so logos can be cast into your ping pong table legs. Crests, logos and lettering can be cast into legs for schools, parks, business and government.
Detailed Modeling and Rubber Moulds for Custom Logos
Sanderson Concrete fabricates our own rubber forms in-house. Logos are scanned and CNC cut from foam, acrylic or MDF – depending on the detail required and finished to a smooth surface for rubber casting.
Rubber is poured over the 3D logo to create a reverse or negative rubber form that is glued into the concrete moulds for casting. Concrete is poured over the rubber impression and vibrated to ensure all logo voids are filled and the final product is inspected for bugholes that may impact the appearance of the logo or image. Bugholes that are large enough to impact the final product are patched and sacked.
It is recommended that logos cast into concrete are sealed for durability of the fine image.
Cast in logos and lettering requires logos to be rendered as black and white images. Here is an example of the process Sanderson Concrete undertook for the Township of Langley.
The Township of Langley logo has multiple colours and fine lines. The colours are opposites in the shield, which are simple to render in two colours, however, the small thin lines in the Dogwood flowers do not translate well into concrete.
These Lines Can Create An Issue in Casting Your Logo
If the lines in the Dogwood flowers are indented into the concrete – they will turn out fine in the final rubber stamp. Lines like these can’t be rendered as protrusions as they will have a tendency to chip easily and the logo is more easily damaged. Concrete is a durable material when there is enough aggregate in the mix – very thin lines that protrude do not have space for the required aggregates.
Some complex logos or images can be rendered in full 3D. This can be accomplished with software – some direction from the customer is needed – but we are happy to help!
Sanderson Concrete also has a handheld 3D scanner and we are able to scan 3D logos and create the proper files for the CNC router to create exact matches or scale models of your 3D logo or image. 3D artwork is a bit more complex and time consuming – and graphic fees apply. Please contact us for a quote with your logo and requirements. (a good rule of thumb is $350-$500 for a finished rubber logo mould)
Costs are typically only associated with the graphics work and the production of the rubber mould – additional tables do not have a cost for this as there is little additional labour required for casting forms with logos once the logo is produced.
We keep logo moulds for our city and government customers so there are no additional charges for future cast in logos in our ping pong tables provided tables are ordered within two years of the original order.
Ping pong table nets are cut from ¼” steel plate
Nets can be customized with logos, lettering and custom colours.
Depending on the complexity, logos are cut with a laser or waterjet. Logos and lettering need to be rendered as black and white images prior to cutting as there are only two options for the steel in your net – it is either there or it is not!
Archbishop Senior Secondary in Coquitlam Needed Lettering and Logo in Their Net
Like the Township of Langley shield, the Archbishop Carney crest consisted of multiple colours and thin lines. In this case, however, the crest was a bit more complex. The images required a compromise as some of them required lines that could not be cut out without multiple tabs holding the thin parts together. Additionally, such thin lines presented a challenge for powder-coating – improper powder-coating could result in rusting in the future – and possible sharp areas where students could get injured if they played with the cut area of the net.
Our drafting department eliminated a number of lines to create a stylized version of the Archbishop Carney crest, which, when cut out of the ¼” steel plate, still looked enough like the school crest to satisfy the logo requirements as well as the production needs to supply a safe and durable table tennis net.
So – What are your options?
As you can see, there are quite a few options – but to summarize, the standard options most of our clients are concerned with are nets, logos, dedication plaques and net colours. Here’s what to do if you would like us to customize your Tables:
For all table orders with customization, please tell us how many tables you are looking for. Some costs are per table, but some are one-time charges. Certain quantities allow us to discount portions of your costs as well.
- Steel Net Lettering: Email us your lettering with the font you would like us to use
- Steel Net Logo: Email us your logo and we will tell you if the logo can be cut into the net – if not, we will send you a quote for the cost of the artwork and the cutting of the logo
- Custom Coloured Nets: Standard colours are Black or White for our powder-coated nets, however, nets can be powder-coated in any colour (please contact us for a quote)
- Logo, Signage, Lettering cast into leg: include artwork, size of logo you would like in the legs, and the level of detail you would like:
- 2D – similar to black and white logos
- Full 3D – similar to the Lions Club Logo
- Cast-in Bronze Plaques: Text you would like on the plaque, font style and size and size of plaque
- Coloured aggregates or custom pigments in the concrete table tops or legs: Colour and finish (plain, polished, exposed aggregate)