How do you protect your dining table?
My parents have downsized and given me their beautiful cherry dining table. My mother has always had a table pad covering this table with a tablecloth over that. This table was the center of activity in our home growing up and it still looks beautiful because she protected it! Now that I have it, I am hesitant to use the table pad because I don't really like tablecloths and the table is so beautiful I want to be able to see it!! Plus, we don't use our dining room as much.
How do you all protect your dining tables? Does anyone use table pads?