By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Tables. At Thursday, November 15th 2018, 04:27:56 AM.
Thankfully the size can be decided without much deliberation, since it hinges on the space available and the number of regular family members and then the budget. The color and materials of which the dining tables are made of depends on the general scheme and durability is a primary consideration in its material choice. Ease of maintenance is the second most important consideration seeing that it's used most.
For instance, you want to allow three feet minimum around the table so guests can easily get in and out of their seats without others having to get up out of theirs. Usually, a seated guest takes up 18 to 24 inches of this space with their chair and body, so the more breathing space, the better. As for the size of the table, you want to leave 18 to 24 inches of room between seats to give your guests a little elbow room. While you can squeeze in more guests during the holidays, during the rest of the year you don't want diners to feel crowded. This said, you can get more people around your dining table sets if you have a pedestal table since you don't have to deal with the legs, which can limit seating.
Remember also to protect your dining room table. It's quite likely that you will choose an elegant or even valuable dining room table, not only for its pleasing effects on guests, but also as a symbol of its importance to your family life. With all the dangers of food spillage, children using dining tables for homework or for drawing, it would be a shame to see a smooth surface or fine finish damaged by a small accident.