When selecting the right size conference table for your room, you will need to address to two important factors. How many people do I need to accommodate seating for around the table and how large is the conference room?
The rule of thumb for determining how many people can fit at a conference table is quite simple. Add one person for each foot. For example, a 10 ft conference table can accommodate 10 people. Four people can sit on either side of the table and then one person on each end of table.
Now that you have figured out the best size table to meet your seating needs, here comes the difficult part. Will the table fit in the room comfortably? You do not want a table that is too large for a space. How do you gage whether the table will fit comfortably? There is a trick to answer this question. Take the dimensions of the room. Then subtract the length of the table from room length. Also subtract the width of the table from room width. You want to have 6 feet of space between table edge and wall on all sides of table. If your dimensions are 6 ft or more than your table will fit very comfortably. If dimensions are 5 ft this should be okay for the space. However, if less than 5 ft you may wish to select either a round table or sacrifice seating and go with smaller table.