How to Choose the Right Dining Table for Your Condo

Feb 14, 2022

Dining tables are one of the most crucial pieces of furniture to have in a condo, whether you're moving into a new one or refurbishing an old one. A sofa and other smaller pieces of furniture can be removed, but a dining table brings the entire family together and is often the only place where everyone meets face to face.

Vista Residences recognizes the intrinsic significance of a dining table. It aids in transforming your condo into a home and becomes an integral part of your daily routine. As a result, it's not a piece of furniture to buy on the spur of the moment. Here is a list of recommendations for selecting a dining table for your home.

It's not always easy to choose the correct material for your dining table. It should strike a balance between cost, upkeep, personal flair, and your home's decor. Here are some things to think about for some of the most prevalent materials. 

The Best Dining Table Material

Wooden Dining Table

Tables are not purchased with the intention of being sold after a year or so. Choose a dining table constructed of hardwood – maple, oak, walnut, or teak – if you want a dining table to last through years of wear and tear, messes, stains, and the like. Like a family heirloom, these can be passed down through the generations. Engineered and composite woods, such as ply and MDF, are sturdy and durable, although they may not last as long as solid wood.

Glass Dining Table

Glass is sleek and elegant, and it often complements any décor, whether contemporary or traditional. Glass is commonly utilized to light up a space, and the dining table is no exception. Glass dining tables are handy in tiny spaces because they allow light to pass through and make the space appear more spacious. Tempered glass can withstand heat, scratches, and some hard treatment. They also come in a variety of designs, colors, textures, and finishes. Glass tables go with every type of chair, including wood and chrome.

Glass tabletops give the impression of openness, which makes them ideal for compact rooms. Glass tabletops come in a variety of colors and patterns, including clear, tinted, and frosted.

Marble Dining Table

A marble dining table is a costly investment, but it is well worth it! Marble tables are elegant, ageless, and enhance the appearance of any room. The biggest disadvantage of a marble dining table is its bulkiness and weight. You probably won't be able to move a huge marble dining table without assistance. It can also discolor and, in some cases, crack. The upkeep of a marble dining table necessitates extra caution. You can prevent a lot of damage to your marble dining table by covering it with a tablecloth or placemats.

Plastic Dining Table

A plastic table is an affordable option. While this material is durable and requires little upkeep, it is usually not the most stylish choice.

Metal Dining Table

Table bases are more commonly made of metal, such as stainless steel, brass, zinc, and lacquered or painted variants of these metals. Metal is a hardy material that can withstand a lot of abuse. However, due to the increased sheen, it displays every fingerprint and may necessitate the use of specific cleaning products. Painted metals can also be difficult to repair. These can be less expensive than wood tables, though all-metal dining tables, aside from utility tables, are uncommon.

Your Dining Table Has to be Movable 

Before making a purchase decision, think about how often the table will be relocated. When moving homes, heavy, square/rectangular tables can be large, difficult to carry, and inconvenient. Round tables, in any material, including one with an industrial appearance, should be considered, as previously said. Plastic is an excellent choice, and it is currently available in a variety of attractive forms and finishes.

Your Dining Table Size Should Accommodate Your Needs 

Dining tables are available in a variety of typical sizes to serve small or large households. A modest two-seater dining table may be sufficient if you live alone. If you have a large family, you will undoubtedly require a six-seater dining table. Consider an expandable dining table if you frequently entertain guests but don't require a lot of space.

2-seater Dining Table Size

A two-seater square table must accommodate shared space, thus the minimum dining table size is 31 inches (79 cm), while a rectangle table for two requires at least 42 x 31 inches (110 x 70cm). A 36-inch (3-foot; 91-centimeter) round table, on the other hand, could comfortably seat three people.

4-seater Dining Table Size 

Round dining table size for four

The standard dining table size for four people is 36 to 40 inches (3–4ft; 91–102cm), while a 4-foot round table (102cm) can fit six people if necessary.

While a 36-inch round dining table for four people is the minimal size, a pedestal base allows for greater space. The best circular dining table size for four people is 48–50 inches (4ft; 122cm–127cm)

Square dining table size for four

The best size for a four-seater square dining table is 43 inches (3ft; 107cm). The minimum dining table size, like a round table, can be as small as 36 inches (3ft; 91cm), but you should provide extra space – up to 50 inches (4ft; 122cm) – for a better fit and if you have wide table legs. With a height of 60 inches (5ft; 152cm), you can choose from four to six seats.

Rectangle dining table size for four

The normal dimension for seating four people is 60 × 31 inches (152 x 79cm), yet with the correct table and chair configurations, this rectangle dining table might accommodate six people comfortably.

The minimum area required to seat four diners on two opposite sides (excluding head and table settings) is 48 inches long by 36 inches broad (122 x 76cm). The minimum area required to seat one diner at each end is 48 × 36 inches (122 x 91cm) or 60 x 55 inches (152 x 137cm) for the perfect, comfortable fit.

6 seater dining table size

Round dining table size for six

A circular table with a pedestal base should have a diameter of 48 to 60 inches (4–5ft; 122–152cm) to accommodate six people. A 6-seater round dining table with a diameter of 44–54 inches is possible, but aiming for 54–60 inches is more comfortable and may even suit eight people.

A minimum circular 6 seater dining table size is roughly 55 inches (140cm), although 72 inches would be optimal (6ft; 183cm). Around 60 inches (5ft; 152cm) is when you can start to fit seven to eight people around a table, and with a simple table design, a 6-foot table may fit up to eight or nine people when needed.

Square dining table size for six

You will need at least 48 to 60 inches in diameter (4–5ft; 122–152cm) to squeeze in six at a square table.

Rectangle dining table size for six

Six people can fit around a table that measures 60–72 inches long (5–6 feet) and 31–36 inches wide (152cm–183cm x 79–91cm).

The minimal 6 seater dining table size to fit six without any diners at either end would be 72 x 31 inches (6ft x 2'6′′; 183 x 76cm). The minimum size for diners at the head and foot of the table is 79 x 36 inches (6'6′′ x 3ft; 198cm x 91cm), though you'll need at least 96 x 55 inches (8ft x 4'6′′; 244 x 137cm) to eliminate any overlap in eating settings.

Expandable Dining Table

A standard dining room extendable table has a tabletop that can be pulled apart to increase the usable surface area. One person stands at each end of the table to make it work. Each person grabs their side of the table and slowly and steadily pushes it toward them, forcing the extension mechanism to move open in the middle of the table. Expandable dining tables allow you to buy the right size table for your family while also accommodating extra guests at any time. All you have to do now is extend the table, and you're ready to go!

A dining table is one of your home's most essential pieces of furniture. It's more than just a place to dine; it's also the setting for memorable dinners and important condo living get-togethers.

Creating a dining space in a condo requires a mix of choosing the proper furniture, making the most of the available space, and taking advantage of the ideal dining table size.

If you are thinking of moving into a new condominium, check out Vista Residences!

Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. that offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Ortigas, Baguio, Cebu, and CDO that are strategically located within major cities, in close proximity to premium universities, transit-oriented locations, and developed business districts.   

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