We've had this table almost 10 years. It only gets used on holidays and it's been covered since we bought it so it wouldn't get scratched. I recently decided it was time to uncover it and leave it uncovered. Why have something so pretty and never get to really enjoy it? It has grown a few scratches but that's ok. As I get older I realize participating and enjoying life is way more meaningful than sitting on the sidelines hoping you don't get hurt.