There is nothing worse than having a newly finished conference room end up being all table with no space to move. Planning your conference room is much easier if you have some basic guidelines to follow. Lets start off with the clearances you need to take into consideration.
56” is ideal and 48” is minimum for clearance between the table and wall. This space is needed to allow a person to get by as well as allow for a chair.
It takes a minimum of 16” for a person to walk sideways between a chair and wall and 24” to walk without turning.
It is important to allow 30” side to side per chair. This will allow each person to comfortably pull out chair and be seated.
56” needs to be allowed between the table and visual display.
For quick reference, here are the most common conference table sizes, how many people can be accommodated, and the minimum room size for table.
Table Size Seats Minimum Room Size
6′ 4-6 14′ X 12′
8′ 6-8 16′ X 12′
10′ 8-10 18′ X 12′
12′ 10-12 20′ X 12′
14′ 12-14 22′ X 12′
Some of our most common table shapes are round, boatshape, rectangle and racetrack. For more information, contact one of the talented Project Managers at www.NewLifeOffice.com. We can help you plan a great looking conference room with optimal space usage.