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What meeting table size?

What Size Meeting Table?

Each person sitting at a meeting table or conference table needs 80cm of space. For conference tables, you need 80-100cm to allow for a larger chair. This might change depending on how the table is going to be used. For very short meetings slightly less than 80cm is acceptable.

The distance between the edge of the table and the wall should be at least 100cm. We would advise more than this so the meeting table looks proportionally correct to the meeting room size.

Rectangular meeting table sizes:

Round meeting table sizes:

Gap between the wall and the meeting table?

You should always allow a minimum of 100cm between the edge of the meeting table & the meeting room wall. We would advise more than this as a general rule so the meeting table looks proportionally correct to the meeting room size. For boardroom tables a 120-140cm space is advisable. You should always check your buildings fire regulations.

How to calculate what size table you need?

Each person needs approximately 80cm of space.

Round Meeting Table

Multiply the diameter by 3.14 then divide by 80 (cm).

Example / 120cm diameter meeting table / 120cm x 3.14 = 376cm circumference / 376cm ÷ 80cm = 4.7 / 4 people can be seated comfortably

Rectangular Meeting Table

Divide the longest side by 80 (cm) then the shortest side by 80 (cm)

Example / 200 x 100cm meeting table / 200 ÷ 80 = 2.5 (2 persons) + 100 ÷ 80 = 1.25 (1 person) x 2 = 6 / 6 people can be seated comfortably

  • Meeting + conference tables  –  each person needs 80 cm of space
  • Boardroom tables  –  each person needs 80-100 cm of space
  • Gap between the table + wall  –  at least 100 cm


Get some masking tape & measure out the size of the meeting table then stick the masking tape to the floor in the shape of the top. Step back & see if the size of the table looks correct. If it looks wrong it usually is.

Meeting Table Height?

Height adjustable 8 person table

Meeting table heights range from 72cm to 75cm high. If the height is an issue the Power Height Adjustable Meeting Table might be a better choice. The height is adjustable from 74cm to 104 cm so access for wheelchair users will not be a problem.

The information above is a guide only.

Meeting Table Ranges:

Meeting table blackboard

White Meeting Tables

We have a total of 32 white meeting tables to choose from all have slightly different styles to suit your meeting room. Leg finishes include white, black, chrome, oak & ash wood. Most of the meeting tables come with the option of a cable hatch, power sockets or cable trays to guide the cables to floor level.

  • Cable management
  • Hard-wearing
  • Special sizes


Round Dizzie meeting table with colourful Catifa chairs

Round Meeting Tables

We have a total of 14 round meeting room tables in various finishes & sizes. Laminate top finishes include white, black, grey & oak. Sizes range from 100cm up to 300cm in diameter which can seat 12 people comfortably.

  • Seats 4-12 persons
  • Hard-wearing
  • Designer


White folding table to seat 8 people

Folding Meeting Tables

We have a total of 12 folding meeting room tables from small training rooms to larger meeting room configurations. The range includes stacking, folding flat, movable & tables that can be joined together. Grommet holes & Power plug & USB points can be added to the tops on most of our folding meeting room tables.

  • Cable management
  • Hard-wearing
  • Stacking


Meeting Table Power Points

Blue iphone charger


We have a large range of Meeting Table Power + USB Sockets from rotating, hidden, pop-up & flexible power + USB points. Choose from a range of colours including red, green, blue & pink. Metal finishes include brushed stainless steel & aluminium. Socket options include UK plug, USB charger, USB data, Ethernet & video.

  • Made in the UK
  • USB fast charging
  • UK plug


Types of socket points for table tops



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