One aspect of effective restaurant management includes making sure that the dining room is furnished with sufficient right sized restaurant tables to meet the expected demands. Table tops and table bases are the foundations on which every dining experience your customers have is built.
Characteristics of Restaurant Tables
Restaurant Tables - Sizes and Capacity
Most restaurateurs draw their seating layout plan to fit as many restaurant tables in their dining rooms without overcrowding guests. Determining the number of people you need to seat comfortably with various table sizes can be a difficult estimation to make. Below, you can reference this chart to calculate seating capacity and decide on the right table tops for you.
|Table Shape||Standard Table Dimension||Total Seats / People *|
|Square Tops||24" x 24" to 48" x 48"||2 to 8 people|
|Round Top||24” to 72”||2 to 10 people|
|Rectangular Tops||24" x 30" to 36" x 96"||2 to 8-10 people|
* A restaurant table’s capacity is subject to change depending on the type of venue
Popular Table Top Shapes and Materials
When thinking about the restaurant tables your venue requires, you would have to consider the following factors:
Table tops come in a variety of shapes, materials and finishes. From solid wood, to laminate, granite and (plastic) teak, RestaurantFurniture.net has numerous indoor and outdoor dining solutions:
Table Bases Height
When it comes to the dimensions of the restaurant table, you have the option of selecting an entire table set or look for suitable and matching table bases that come in different heights and include all the necessary hardware to assemble together with the top of your choice. Another option is to have your commercial furniture distributor design and assemble your restaurant table for you according to your specifications. Each table base is available in both standard (30") and bar height (42").
Table Base Types and Components
Table bases are the focal points of a restaurant table. They affect your customers’ dining experience and mismatching a base with the wrong top size can create an awkward and uncomfortable dining experience. Available in a variety of sizes and styles, most of our table bases include the following components:
When deciding on the desired table base, you need to consider more than just their looks. While square or round bases are easier to clean around, they inhibit chairs to be fully pushed in and bolt down bases don't allow for the table to be moved and space to be re-arranged. So if aisle or floor space is restricted those may not be your best choice.
On the other hand, X prong bases are a little harder to clean around, yet they allow chairs to be pushed in further thus freeing up more floor space. 2 prong bases are easy to clean around and don’t prevent chairs from being pushed in at all. Those however, require a pair to keep a table upright and strong so cost becomes a factor as well.
Restaurant Table Tops and Bases Compatibility
Once you chose the desired table top and base all you need to do is match the right size and weight of the two. The size of the top will invariably define the size of the base. Weight is a big factor in your choice as heavier tables might look better but are harder to move and rearrange when serving larger parties. Refer to our table tops and bases chart for further guidance.
If you want to make your restaurant tables purchasing process faster and easier, just order from our large selection of restaurant table sets. Simply choose the table top size and the correct table base will be automatically added.