Boardroom Table Size Calculator
Calculating the size of boardroom tables or conference tables is actually fairly straightforward. With a few simple measurements and this quick reference guide, you should be able to work out how many people you will be able to seat comfortably.
These are the steps:
1. Measure the dimensions of your room.
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2. Ideally, your table should have a minimum amount of clearance and this can be calculated as follows:
– If your room is under 5 metres, allow 1.2 metres clearance
– If your room is under 6.7 metres, allow 1.5 metres clearance
– If your room is above 6.7 metres, allow 1.8 metres clearance
So here’s a working example:
Your Room Length = 4.8 metres
Your Room Width = 3.6 metres
Because your room is under 5 metres, you should allow 1.2 metres clearance (see point 2 above).
So the calculation is as follows:
Table Length: 4.8 – 2.4 (2 x clearance) = 2.4 metres
Table Width: 3.6 – 2.4 (2 x clearance) – 1.2 metres
Calculate How Many People Can Fit Around The Table
Now you know the table size, you can calculate the amount of people this will seat.
Obviously this will be determined by your chair choice, but our general rule of thumb is to allow 70cm – 90cm per person. 70cm may be a little on the tight side, but should work if your space is limited and you need to seat as many as possible.
For this example we’ll use the more comfortable allowance of 90cm and a table that is 2.4m x 1.2m.
1. Calculate the perimeter of your table.
eg. 2.4 + 2.4 + 1.2 + 1.2 = 7.2 metres
2. Divide this number by the comfort allowance
eg. 7.2 metres / 0.90 metres = 8
Meeting tables of this size will therefore comfortably seat 8 people,but could potentially seat 10 if you only allow 70cm between each person.
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