Long tables aren’t just for canteens. They also work brilliantly in breakout spaces, as group study desks, library tables and even temporary bench desks.
But they’re designed for the original purpose of eating and drinking, which means that they should be easy to wipe clean, easy to move and formed from tough, contract standard materials that can withstand heavy daily use and constant cleaning,
When choosing a long canteen table it’s good to think about intended users. Different designs may work better for adults, students or primary age children. Consider different table heights and don’t forget cafe seating options.
Built-in benches are an easy and space saving option, whereas high stools paired with high tables work well as informal dining and study spaces for older students.