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Four Tips to Help You Design the Best Tables for Your Space
Our sales people are in the field every day helping people to plan the best spaces possible. I interviewed our sales team to discover the process that they go through when designing tables with their customers. Planning a room full of tables sounds simple - and it is, but with a little insight you can create a functional space to increase productivity and collaboration.
Tables are an integral part of almost any learning or office environment and learning some design tips from the pros will help to make a difference in your space. Check out the table layout slides below to imagine possibilities for your redesigned space.
Define the Problem – All of the sales pros start with finding the problems in the space that need to be solved because defining the issues that need to be addressed like the room size, how many people need to fit, and the function of the room are key to creating a space that people will love to use.
Determine if Power is Needed – Find out whether the tables need to have power and if so, find out whether the power comes from the wall, floor, or ceiling. Knowing the power source will determine the best way to incorporate power and connectivity into your tables.
Consider Mobility – Have a general idea of whether the room will be multi-functional. If the room needs to be reconfigured frequently, think about what else can be done to the design to give your room maximum flexibility. Options that can increase flexibility include flip-top capability and casters for mobility. Consider the type of floor surface too.
Review Table Sizes, Shapes, & Options – Consider how your tables will be used – for computers, lectures, or collaboration. This discussion will help to determine table size, shape, and options (like modesty panels or desktop power). Regarding sizing, table width per student ranges anywhere from 30"-36” with 32” being just about right. Popular table depths are 24"-30” and depending on the situation many people find that 27” is a happy medium.
Tables in theory are a simple concept, but with some extra thought and consideration you can design for the future with something we use everyday – tables. Visit the tables section on our website to see product installations and design ideas.