Huge mix up w the shipping and it takes so long to get things from high fashion home (weeks to months) but they have responsive customer service. We ultimately received the item and we are very pleased with it. Well made, great value. The (lightweight) concrete top has a cool texture to it, it's more of a heather-ish grey then what it looks like in the pictures. Super easy to clean the entire thing. The base is a black metal. Not overly heavy, we move it around to clean up fallen food. LOVE this for our family of lots of kids. Easy to fit a lot of people around it. WE LOVE IT!! Sleek clean look. We use it everyday for lots of meal times. It's beautiful and we paired our table w the Metz chairs. Highly recommend this table.