In last blog post we talked about different Shapes of tables. In this blog post we will continue talking about dining tables but about Sizes and Materials.
It’s so important to have a table and chairs that are comfortable and fit the scale of the room. You don’t want a table that’s too large or too small. If you follow our basic measurement guidelines, you’ll find a table sized just right for your dining room.
The table’s size has to be based on the size of the room it is going to call home. You will need to consider and allow for the pushing back of chairs and room for people to circulate within the dining space. As a general rule of thumb, 90 cm from the wall or any other larger furniture items in the room is the minimum space to allow.
Small Dining Tables that Seat 2-4
Tables that measure 60 inches and under are best for comfortably seating up to four people. Round tables and square tables tend to fit well in small dining spaces, but you can find rectangle tables on a smaller scale, as well. There are even triangle tables that sit up against walls, so you can seat two people in a cozy eat-in kitchen.
Medium Dining Tables that Seat 4-6
Tables that measure 80 inches and under are best for comfortably seating up to six people. Rectangle tables, as well as round tables that extend to oval tables are perfect for medium-size dining spaces. You can even use dining benches to squeeze a few more people around your table.
Large Dining Tables that Seat 6-8+
Tables that measure 90 inches and above are best for comfortably seating 8 or more people. Many of our large dining tables even come with extension leaves, which will expand the designs to greater lengths and fit more guests.
This is perhaps one of the most key points in choosing you’re dining table! A tables materials speak volumes as they act as an anchor in terms of the interior style of the home but also need to provide ample functionality. If you’re looking for something that will stand the test of time, then hardwood is the best option. Consider blackbutt, mahogany, walnut, oak and gum for both looks and durability. Salvaged or rustic wooden tables are also great as they provide character and can take most things you choose to throw at it with ever added aged worn chicness.
Do make sure if you choose a timber table, salvaged or hardwood, that it is completely sealed, even on the base so as to avoid moisture sneaking inand bowing or cracking your tabletop. Glass topped tables are great options for smaller more modern spaces and those lacking in light because they allow light to filter through and visually they are not too overpowering or heavy.
However, they do tend to scratch and are often hard work to keep clean. A more recent addition to the dining table market is concrete which is a fantastic option as it is beautiful, modern and super durable. It is also a material that transcends a myriad of interior styles. Surfaces such stone and marble are lovely and offer a great hard wearing surface but be cautious that they don’t appear cold and unwelcoming in your space and also pay close attention to the sealant used on these surfaces to avoid nasty stains.
This is it. We finished talking about dining tables in this two blog posts. We hope you like it and that you will come again!
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