When planning for a Multi-touch table there are a lot of things to consider, such as:
Wood: When stained or lacquered, a wooden exterior can give the space a beautiful modern or eclectic look. Just remember wood may warp if it is in an environment with very high humidity.
Acrylic: In our opinion, this is one of the most modern and contemporary options for a touch table exterior. It can be polished to have a high shine, and there are many color and transparency options. However, this material scratches relatively easy, so it may not be the best for high traffic areas.
Metal: With unlimited color options, metal multi-touch tables are rigid and sturdy. So unlike acrylic tables, they are perfect for high traffic areas. However, custom shaping of these tables is somewhat limited.
Glass: An etched or back painted glass multi-touch table is one of the most beautiful designs we’ve seen, but this beauty comes at a price. Glass tables are heavy and delicate. They chip, scratch and your fasteners will probably be visible.
This is standard for any interactive display, so this should be the minimum expectation. Make sure it is included in your solution – and if it’s not, that should raise a major red flag.
This lighter alternative is safer and stronger than strengthened glass. It can take a beating, making it ideal for high-traffic areas and your best bet when it comes to protecting your investment.
This is a must-have feature for a multi- touch table in a well lit environment. The slight etch provides excellent optical properties in a wide range of light conditions and also minimizes the appearance of fingerprints.