There are so many things that go into the design of a restaurant, and tables are one of the more important ones. More specifically, the tabletops that are used play a key role in how the interior will look overall. And not only is the material and colour a factor to consider, but so is the actual size.

Many restaurant owners don’t always consider the size of the tabletops in their restaurant, but it’s an essential factor to think about.

Here are some tips to follow to make sure you choose the appropriate tabletop size for your restaurant design.

Consider the Types of Groups the Restaurant Serves

You’ll want to determine exactly what types of parties the restaurant services on a regular basis when deciding on the size of the tabletops that you want.

For instance, if the restaurant typically entertains many large groups at a time, then you’ll want to outfit the place with larger pieces to accommodate such parties. On the other hand, if the restaurant is more intimate in nature and tends to serve couples and much smaller groups, then smaller tabletops would suffice.

Of course, you could always choose many smaller tabletops that can be pushed together to accommodate larger groups and therefore serve several patron configurations.

Consider the Layout

Perhaps the most important factor to consider when choosing your tabletop sizes is the layout and amount of space that you have to work with. Obviously, a larger area will allow for more room to accommodate larger tabletops, while a smaller space will do the opposite.

More often than not, restaurants tend to have different types of areas in the space. For instance, many establishments might have a certain section for traditional dining, a bar area, and another area for larger parties and gatherings. Each one of these defined areas would command different table top sizes.

Consider the Guests and Service

The guests that dine in the restaurant and the type of service offered play a role in the tables that are chosen for the space. Typically, industry standards call for table sizes from anywhere between two to three feet along the table edges per guest to maximize comfort.

Choosing the right size for your tabletop is an important factor to consider, as it will impact the experience of all guests and how easily the staff will be able to maneuver around each table when serving patrons. To help you make the right choices, the Contract Consultants at Unichairs can help. Call or email us today!