Folding meeting room tables offer the combination of flexible layouts and the ability to fold the tables and clear a room of some or all the tables.
- Folding meeting tables are specified according to the parameters of usage.
- Numbers to be seated around a table layout, within a given room size, determines the individual size of a table section.
- Table configuration such as U shape, classroom rows or a block of tables determines the shape of a table set or the shape of tables needed to make various layouts. Linked to this is the types of presentation and training…whiteboard, desktop, team sessions, PC based, etc.
- How often tables are reconfigured and where tables are parked when out of use determines the folding system.
- Most systems are light and don’t need fitting teams to reconfigure them.
- Cable management requirements play a part in specifying the ideal system.
Folding Meeting Room Table Layouts
Finish and cost also have an important role to play when choosing the right system. The process almost always starts with a space plan to get the ‘fit’ for the room(s). Fusion Office Design will plan an office meeting/training room as the first step in advising on the best system to use. If a meeting room is dual purpose, used as a meeting room and for training, Fusion can suggest office and meeting table systems which are more impressive in appearance.
A number of folding training tables also offer modesty panels that fold with the top, or as a separate add-on panel for occasional use.
The size of chair used in the meeting room also influences the choice of folding office table. Chairs with arms or wider chairs typically entail larger table sections. More compact chairs allow tables to be smaller. And its not always the chair seat that is the widest element. Chair bases such as 5-star base and ski base also tend to make chairs wider. A rule of thumb is a gross chair width of 600mm, This simple size guide helps when determining a table group or table size for a number of people. Add in a person at the end of a table if chairs are placed on all sides, again using the 600mm rule if possible.
Often overlooked when considering a folding meeting room table is the addition of linking fixings. These are designed to join and level the tables. They add between 5% and 8% to the cost and is a worthwhile investment. Office floors are rarely completely level and tables at differing heights don’t look as impressive as when they are level and tightly connected. Our advice is always add linking brackets to the folding office meeting room tables.
If these folding meeting room tables aren’t quite right for you, perhaps these training tables would be more appropriate, or CONTACT Fusion for advice on the best system, space planning guidance that will make the best of your room(s) and costs.