Conference Tables: A Quick Guide to Selecting Tables for Meeting Rooms and Boardrooms
Every office space has a conference room to facilitate meetings and discussions. Fitted with a central table and chairs for executives, the furniture in the room speaks to the creativity of its constituents as well as the design ethos of the organization. Moreover, there are a number of factors to consider while choosing the right meeting table for your office, all of which are detailed below:
How many people is a boardroom table going to seat?
When it comes to deciding the length of a conference table, follow this rule of thumb: the length of the table measured in feet is equal to the number of people the table can accommodate. That is to say, a 10-feet long table can accommodate ten people; a 20-feet long table can accommodate twenty people.
How to select the size of a conference room table?
The size of the office room is a limiting factor when selecting a conference table table. As a rule of thumb, you want to provide an allowance for a minimum of 3-feet of space around the perimeter of the table in order to provide a comfortable space for executive to walk in, pull back chairs whilst still allowing others ample space to walk to their designated seats.
As an example, if you have a 12’ x 12’ room, subtracting a 3-foot walkway around the room gives you a 6’ x 6’ table, assuming there is no other furniture in this area.
What are the factors to keep in mind while choosing the shape of a conference table?
Round conference tables are more decorative than functional as they do not provide optimal utilization of space. As such, round tables are better from a decor perspective and best used in compact spaces like small meeting rooms, private offices or breakout zones.
Square conference tables provide a little more work surface than round tables and allow for a direct line of sight between meeting participants. They’re better suited for meeting rooms or executive chambers that are square shaped.
Rectangular conference tables are solution of choice for larger, formal conference rooms. They are available in a range of sizes to suit the dimensions of conference rooms.
Boat-Shaped conference tables are the best option for larger conference rooms. With a wider middle section, this design helps all participants see each other clearly and not miss out on the clarity of any presentation that a direct line of sight helps establish.
Which style of conference table is best for the office?
Modern conference tables are underscored by their sleek designs and straight lines. This style creates a elegant look that comes from clean lines and a minimalistic approach to interior decor and design.
Traditional conference tables include features such as thicker tops, sturdier bases, and the use of richer and warmer finishes and hues. Traditional boardroom tables help create a much more formal environment that is often desired in professional settings. Transitional conference tables are varied and versatile. This style is a happy medium, providing a tasteful combination of modern and traditional that makes it ideal for most any office.
Standing or adjustable-height conference tables are a relatively newer trend across office given the health benefits it allows. These options bring more flexibility into the conference room and also provide the opportunity to incorporate more movement into everyone’s work day.
And, yes, don’t forget to get seating to match!
FurnitureRoots: Manufacturers, Supplier & Wholesaler of Customized Boardroom & Conference Tables
Conference tables by FurnitureRoots come in a wide range of sizes, colors and finishes. Whether you want an all-wood conference table or a laminate / veneer top boardroom table OR you want an eclectic industrial-design table for the meeting room, we’ve got you covered. Our conference room tables can be custom-made to accommodate whatever needs your office furniture may have.
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