I purchased this table, chairs, and paid extra for the bench less than 1 year ago. I have determined that the vinyl is very cheap because the chairs and bench are wearing, tearing, and ripping at the seams. 3 out of 4 chairs used the most are starting to pull apart at the seams and you can see the vinyl starting to tear in some places. The bench has significant damage since the seams are directly where you sit instead of on the back of the chairs where you just lean. The bench actually has giant tears in the 3 seams about 4 inches long each, and other seams starting to do the same. Let me add that my 4 year old son weighing about 47 pounds is the only one who used the bench. He does not at all abuse it, just sits there to eat meals, so imagine if a much heavier adult were to use it! The company has agreed to replace the damaged parts..but I am sure it will do it again!