Best Lightweight RV Dinette Table Top Replacement

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Updated April 9, 2024

I replaced the dinette table top in our Class C RV with an awesome lightweight product. It has made converting the dinette into a bed much easier. We replaced it five years ago, and it has held up really well!

The best lightweight dinette tabletop replacement I have found 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 particleboard.

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 particleboard, 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, like mine, lifting the heavy laminate top can strain 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 tabletop.

Be sure to check out my YouTube Video at the end of this article about our Class C RV dinette table replacement!

Difference Between an RV Dinette Top and Countertop

The biggest difference between a dinette dining tabletop and 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 dinette top. Weight and strength are the most important features you should look for in a replacement dinette tabletop for your RV, camper, or trailer.

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 tabletop only weighs 1.5 lbs s/f. It is incredibly light, making it a great choice for your RV, Camper, or Trailer. It is also a cheap alternative compared to the cost of other products.

ProductMin Price s/fMax Price s/fWeight s/fBed Strength 
Ceramic Tile$5 s/f$17 s/f10 lbs s/fNO
Acrylic$18 s/f$32 s/f8.1 lbs s/fNO
Laminate$19 s/f$45 s/f2.5 lbs s/fYES
LamaLight$10 s/f$20 s/f1.5 lbs s/fYES
Bamboo$40 s/f$95 s/f14.5 lbs s/fYES
Granite$50 s/f$175 s/f20 lbs s/fNO
Soapstone$55 s/f$120 s/f20 lbs s/fNO
Corian$50 s/f$150 s/f4.25 lbs s/fNO
Silestone$50 s/f$100 s/f5.6 lbs s/fNO
Quartz$60 s/f$115 s/f19 lbs s/fNO

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 tabletop 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 tabletop weight would be:

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

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

Product Type36′ x 72″36″ x 96″48′ x 72″48″ x 96″
LamaLight27 lbs36 lbs36 lbs48 lbs
Standard Laminate45 lbs60 lbs60 lbs80 lbs
Corian©81 lbs108 lbs108 lbs144 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. However, it is surprisingly affordable 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.

LamaLight$15 – $25 s/f
Laminate$19 – $45 s/f
Corian©$50 – $150 s/f

Final Thoughts About the Best Lightweight Dinette Table Replacement

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

LamaLight dining tabletop replacements offer the perfect combination of strength, durability, and usability without the weight of your old laminate tabletop. They are also 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!

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10 thoughts on “Best Lightweight RV Dinette Table Top Replacement”

  1. I need an RV dinette table, 36″x28″ with a single leg. Lamalite or laminate. Surface mount on table and floor. The standard 30″ wide tables won’t work in my dining area. I have two 36 inch booths but the space between them is only 28″. What can you offer me.

  2. 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.

    • Hi Stan,
      I just went to their contact page and sent them my request and one of their salesmen called me. I also worked directly with the shop manager to make sure all the measurements were correct. here’s the link!
      Let me know how you make out!

      • 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.

  3. 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

  4. Where can I purchase lamalight? I’m in SC and would like this for my motorhome …

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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!
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