Dining tables are important pieces of furniture that serve a basic purpose: to provide a medium for dining with family and friends. In fact, it is so important that it is almost impossible not to have one at home. Most people find it simple and easy to buy a dining table. That may be true, but knowing the factors you should consider when buying one will ensure that you will be satisfied with the dining table you will be buying.
What kind of dining table do you need?
Dining tables come in different shapes: round, square and rectangular. A round dining table is perfect for small dining areas. It is flexible in terms of how many people can sit. The number of people it accommodates is directly proportional to its diameter. A larger diameter means that a larger number of people can sit. If a round table is too large, it may be a problem to reach food. To solve this, a lazy susan can be used. A square dining table is recommended if you have a square dining area. It offers an intimate dining experience because people are close to each other. It is favorable for calls. A rectangular dining table is perfect if you have a large family. If you are a social person and receive visitors frequently, this table is for you.
What type of material should you choose?
If you are the type of homeowner who wants a dining table to last forever, it is important to choose one that is made of hard wood quality such as mahogany, maple or teak. They may cost more, but you will be sure they will last a long time. Tables made of plywood are more affordable, but the quality and durability cannot match those made of hardwood. Other materials that can be used in the production of dining tables are glass, marble and plastic.
What are the measurements to remember?
Dining room tables should have a width of at least 3 inches to provide enough space for food and people. The distance from table to wall should be approximately 42 to 48 inches so that people can move comfortably in the dining area. If the wall has a piece of furniture in front of it, the measurement should be from the dining table to the furniture edge.