Now, even the most state-of-the-art Air Jordans aren’t going to be of much use in a pick-up basketball game if you mistakenly buy Size 15 shoes for Size 10 feet. And conference tables, once again, are no different—the design of the table could be astonishingly sleek, but this means nothing if it’s not the right size.
There are a few factors that come into play when calculating the correct size for your new conference table. First and foremost, you’ll want to measure the dimensions of the Conference Room itself. The room should be at least six feet wider and longer than the table in order to ensure that anyone who’s out of their seat has sufficient space to navigate around people who are still seated. But even this is cutting it very close—ideally, you’ll want the room to be at least eight feet wider and longer so that everyone can move easily through the room, no matter how many people are seated. So, with that in mind, a six-person table that’s 6x3 feet would demand a room that’s at least 12x9 feet, although a 14x11 feet would be a lot more comfortable.
Once you’ve calculated the maximum size of your table based on the dimensions of the room itself, it’s going to be just as important to figure out the minimum capacity of the table. While pretty much every conference table on the market is going to be about 30 inches high, there’s a wide variety of lengths and widths available in order to accommodate a variety of team sizes. Here’s a quick breakdown of the dimensions you’ll need, depending on the size of your group: