Table Tops & Bases Guide

Most would-be restaurateurs conceptualize a design for their venue prior to jump-starting their business. Interior designs can be customized to match the ambiance you want to give, even after you have publicly announced the grand opening of your establishment. Restaurant furniture, especially table tops offers the flexibility you need to adjust the sizes, shapes, and finishes to meet your specifications. A table size chart can help you select the commercial tables that you feel will enhance the aesthetics of your venue.

Assessment of Table Tops Capacity

Table top size, shape and material are important components that help you calculate table capacity. Materials for commercial tables range from solid wood and laminate, to granite. There are also custom table tops and bases exclusively made for patio use. Apart from customization options that are included, patio tables are constructed of material that protects them from the harsh elements of the weather and therefore suited for outdoors.

Such materials used for these patio tables are typically aluminum, synthetic teak, werzalit and rattan. Much like indoor commercial grade tables, outdoor tables are built to withstand heavy usage for long periods of time. Patio tables, let alone patio furniture, are lightweight and therefore transportable. Matching chairs and bar stools are usually available to complete the patio décor.

Types of Table Bases and Functionality

Restaurant-Furniture.com has table tops that come in a variety of standard sizes. We also provide compatible table bases for them. Our table bases are made of cast iron or chrome and feature an assortment of styles from X prong, 2 prongs, square and bolt-downs to round. Each type of table base, however, serves a specific purpose for certain table top. Round bases, for instance, are often chosen with round table tops. A round table base delivers more stability to a round table base than a square table base. Furthermore, it is easier to vacuum and sweep around a round table base.

While X prong table bases are harder to clean around, they allow more chairs to be pushed further into the table than round ones. As such, they are a preferable choice for rectangular and s1quare table tops. In comparison, 2 prong bases are used to give adequate support to rectangular table tops. They are a great set-up in a restaurant setting when space is available where more people can be seated in large groups.

Pairing Table Tops with Table Bases

Measuring the interior space can help you determine the appropriate table size for your establishment. Since not all custom table tops and table bases come attached to each other, you need to know which table base type and size pair the best with your table top. A well-illustrated chart, as featured below, can help guide you through selecting and even creating the restaurant tables you need:

Table Tops & Bases Chart

SQUARE TABLES Table Size Base Size
24 x 24 22x22 or 17" Round
30 x 30 22x22 or 17" Round
36 x 36 30x30 or 22" Round
42 x 42 36x36 or 30" Round
     
RECTANGULAR TABLES Table Size Base Size
24 x 30 22x22 or 17" Round
24 x 42 22x30 or 22" Round
24 x 48 22x30 or 22" Round
30 x 42 22x30 or 22" Round
30 x 48 22x30 or 22" Round
30 x 60 (2) 22x22 or (2) 17" Round
30 x 72 (2) 22x22 or (2) 22" Round
     
ROUND TABLES Table Size Base Size
24" Diameter 22x22 or 17" Round
30" Diameter 22x22 or 17" Round
36" Diameter 30x30 or 22" Round
42" Diameter 36x36 or 30" Round
48" Diameter 30" Round
54" Diameter 30" Round
60" Diameter 30" Round

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