The coffee table is used as a centerpiece in the living room, in the midst of your chairs and sofa. It may not have any special features but will usually complement your interiors to make a statement and blend well with it.
Your wooden dining table needs extra attention from you. It is not like the other furniture that undergoes minimal wear and tear. There will be not only regular scratches from pots and pans but also hot and oily spills that can damage the wood.