Types of tableware: differences and particularities

Types of tableware: differences and particularities

If you have a restaurant, bar or cafeteria, or maybe you are part of the team of a hotel, hostel or rural house, then you should know that the choice of tableware for your hospitality business is something to take into account.

It is usual to focus on the price factor, color and design. But there is something else that often comes last and should not. It is the material of manufacture. Durability and practicality are very important for those who work in the hospitality industry. At the end of the day they are their working tools and should help make the job successful.

Types of tableware for hotels and restaurants

We are going to review the different types of tableware to help you learn about the different options and possibilities.

Type of tableware 1: Porcelain

Porcelain is a material that conveys elegance. It is usually white and resistant. It has been a popular material in restaurants and hotels that wish to present quality tableware for their customers. The vast majority of porcelain tableware is dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe.

Tableware type 2: Melamine

Melamine is a thermosetting material that stands out for its strength and light weight. It is normally used as an alternative to porcelain tableware because it is practically unbreakable and its price is more economical. They are usually found in cafeterias and buffets. It is also dishwasher safe.


Glass is usually used in glasses, cups, plates and all kinds of tableware accessories. Its weak point is its fragility and its replacement is common. On the side of its benefits, they withstand scratches, are suitable for dishwashers, ovens and microwaves. They last several seasons and their quality is usually outstanding.

Types of tableware for hotels that you can find in our store:

  • Trays
  • Bowls
  • Casseroles
  • Cups and Glasses
  • Cutlery
  • Salad bowls
  • Sources
  • Mugs
  • Dishes
  • Tableware complements

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