Best Lightweight Dinette Table Top Replacement For Your RV or Camper

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Best Lightweight Dinette Table Top Replacement For Your RV or Camper

The best lightweight dinette table top replacement for your RV or Camper is a great product called LamaLight. It is up to 40% lighter than standard laminate dining table tops that are made with heavy particle board. And LamaLight is a great lightweight substitute to standard heavyweight laminated dining tops found in most RVs, Campers, and Trailers. It is made with a 9/16″ total thickness, a 1/16″ laminated surface and a 1/2″high-density core with a protective backing for a total thickness of 1 1/8″.

Most standard laminate dining table tops in an RV, camper, trailer or boat are made from particle board, plywood, MDF or other heavy hardwoods and then covered with laminate. Therefore, these dining table tops are incredibly heavy and add to the overall weight of your RV. And if your dinette doubles as a bed then lifting the heavy laminate top can put a real strain on your back. For this reason, many people, myself included, have looked for a light, strong and durable alternative to the old heavy laminate dinette or dining table top.

What’s The Difference Between a Dinette Table Top and a Countertop?

The biggest difference between a dinette or dining table top or a countertop is that your dinette can double as a bed and it needs to be able to hold the weight of one or two people. A countertop doesn’t need to hold nearly as much weight. So, a countertop doesn’t need to be as strong as an RV, camper or trailer dining or dinette top. The most important features you should look for in a replacement dinette table top for your RV, camper or trailer are weight and strength.

What Are My Replacement Dinette Top Options?

We have created a list below with many of the options you can use for RV, camper or trailer countertops. We considered the three major factors you would most likely use to decide if a countertop material would be suitable for a replacement dinette or dining table in your RV if it converts into a bed. The Factors we used a Price per square foot, Weight per square foot and Strength.

As we have noted below in green highlight the LamaLight dinette table top only weighs 1.5 lbs s/f. It is incredibly light making it a great choice for your RV, Camper or Trailer. Additionally, it is also a cheap alternative when compared to the cost of other products.

Product Min Price s/f Max Price s/f Weight s/f Bed Strength 
Ceramic Tile $4 s/f $8 s/f 10 lbs s/f NO
Acrylic $12 s/f $23 s/f 8.1 lbs s/f NO
Laminate $15 s/f $25 s/f 2.5 lbs s/f YES
LamaLight $10 s/f $20 s/f 1.5 lbs s/f YES
Bamboo $30 s/f $80 s/f 14.5 lbs s/f YES
Granite $34 s/f $75 s/f 20 lbs s/f NO
Soapstone $36 s/f $100 s/f 20 lbs s/f NO
Corian $41 s/f $65 s/f 4.25 lbs s/f NO
Silestone $50 s/f $100 s/f 5.6 lbs s/f NO
Quartz $60 s/f $115 s/f 19 lbs s/f NO


So Why Choose LamaLight?

The main reasons to choose LamaLight over laminate when replacing your RV dining table top are strength, durability, and lightweight. And there are many other reasons too, as listed below. LamaLight has the following features:

  • Water and mold resistant
  • Formaldehyde-free
  • Easy to Clean
  • Repairable
  • Not made of wood so it won’t rot
  • No particle board swelling if the top gets wet
  • Many colors and designs are available

Above all, when it comes to reducing the weight of your RV, camper or trailer and still maintaining strength we know of no other dining table top replacement that is this lightweight or durable.

How Much Does A LamaLight Replacement Table Weigh?

LamaLight weighs about 1.5 lbs per square foot at 3/4″ thick. It is 40% lighter than common laminate tops and 64% lighter than Corian©!

Check out this comparison? The following shows the weight of 3/4″ thickness LamaLight vs. other popular dinette table top options in a 12″ x 12″ piece of material.

  • LamaLight – 1.5 lbs per sq ft
  • Standard Laminate – 2.5 lbs per sq ft
  • Corian© – 4.25 lbs per sq ft

So if you have 20 square feet of tabletop space, your total dinette table top weight would be:

  • LamaLight – 30 lbs
  • Laminated hardwood – 50 lbs
  • Corian© – 85 lbs

Let’s compare weights of typical materials used for dinette table tops in an RV, Camper or Trailer.

Product Type 36′ x 72″ 36″ x 96″ 48′ x 72″ 48″ x 96″
LamaLight 27 lbs 36 lbs 36 lbs 48 lbs
Standard Laminate 45 lbs 60 lbs 60 lbs 80 lbs
Corian© 81 lbs 108 lbs 108 lbs 144 lbs

* Weights are based on industry standards and may vary

How Much Does A Replacement Lama-Light Dining Table Cost?

The cost of LamaLight RV dining tables will vary depending on color, shape and edge detail. It is surprisingly affordable when compared to laminate and Corian© RV and Camper replacement dinette table tops. LamaLight dinette table tops offer an inexpensive lightweight value although laminate dinette table tops are the least expensive.

Product Cost
LamaLight $15 – $25 s/f
Laminate $10 – $20 s/f
Corian© $41 – $65 s/f

Conclusion

Whether it’s your RV, Camper, Trailer, or Boat or other areas that need new table tops with reduced weight, we think you’ll agree that LamiLight is the perfect choice for your dinette or dining top replacement. Especially if it doubles as a bed.

LamaLight dining table top replacements are the perfect combination of strength, durability, and usability without the weight of your old laminate table top. And they are waterproof, making them ideal for an RV outdoor kitchen table.

LamaLight is produced by American Stonecast Products, Inc. It is also used to make RV tables, countertops, sink covers and more. We installed a Lamalight dinette top in our RV. Check out the video below!

Do you have a comment or suggestion about the best material to use for a replacement dining top table in your RV or Camper? Please leave a comment below if you do!

RELATED READING: Check out our article 18 Best Decorating Ideas for Your Travel Trailer or RV. After we replaced the dinette top Susan decied we should do some decorating too!

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8 thoughts on “Best Lightweight Dinette Table Top Replacement For Your RV or Camper”

  1. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who had been doing a little homework on this.
    And he in fact bought me lunch simply because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this subject here on your internet site.

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    • Hi Clarice!
      I’m glad you found the article and shared it with your friend and even got a free lunch out of it too!
      I hope you have a Happy Holiday!
      Mike

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  2. So I read your article And I need to replace my table top in my RV and where do I go about finding this laminated table top and my table turns into bedAnd it’s strong enough to hold maybe 1 to 2 people

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  3. Great article and is exactly what I’m looking for to replace table in our Travel Trailer.
    Do you buy this product directly from American Stonecast Products or is there a reseller to contact. I don’t see much on their site so wondering how you contacted and worked with them. Thanks for any info you can provide.

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      • Thanks Mike. I left a message yesterday but not my phone number just email. I’ll try again and leave a number. Hopefully I’ll get a call as you did. This is the answer to my issue with the table. Thanks so much for the response and information.

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