How to Choose the Right Dining Table

A dining table legs is one of the most integral pieces of furniture in your home. Not just a place to eat, it is also the foundation for memorable meals and meaningful gatherings.

If you’ve already started browsing the variety of dining tables on the market, you’ll have seen there’s a lot of choices available. That’s why it’s not a piece of furniture that should be purchased on impulse. If you want to choose the right dining table for your home, here’s what you should consider.

First, Choose The Right Dining Table Styles.

How Many Do You Need To Sit At Your Dining Table?

2-4: many two-seater tables can seat up to four, so this is an ideal option if you’re a little pushed for space.

4-6: Having a table that seats six when you on average only have four is a great option (if you have the space) as you’ll always have room for guests.

6-8: a six to eight-seater dining table will be a real staple piece in your dining room. It’s sure to be an investment piece.

How Many Do You Need To Sit At Your DiningTable?

Wishbone Table Legs

What Tabletop Would Be Best?

A glossy or matt table finish will instantly create a clean-lined crisp look. Timber or wood finishes will add both warmth and texture to your dining space. A clear glass dining table top is ideal if you want to create a fresh, open, and modern dining setting. Choose a frosted glass table if you’re after a durable table with a soft, hazy appearance and a hint of color.

Dentro Table Base

Dentro Table Base

Xeni Metal Table Legs

Xeni Metal Table Legs

Dining Table Spacing

When measuring your dining table, it’s also a good idea to mark out your room. To do this, cut out some fabric or card and lay it where you’re planning on having your dining table. This is the easiest way to get a feel for how much physical space the table will occupy. Figure that each place at the table needs 22 to 24 inches of table space and that larger-scale chairs will require more

To visualize how a bigger piece of furniture will look, take the time to block out the length and width on the floor. We suggest leaving around 70cm to 90cm between the edge of your table and each wall or between other pieces of furniture in the room. This is so that chairs can be pulled out with ease and leaves enough room for people to pass through.

Curva Metal Table Legs & Bench Legs

Curva Metal Table Legs & Bench Legs

Square and rectangular tables are the most common, so you’ll find a greater number of choices there with styles, sizes, and extendable options. But a round or oval table can give you a little more space to move around since it cuts off the corners but still has a good surface area

Second, Choosing The Right Dining Table Top

The most important consideration when selecting the perfect metal table legs for your project is determining what style of table you would like to create. 

Top Weight

When choosing a table leg style, it is important to consider the amount of weight the legs will need to support. All of our standard heavy-duty table legs are designed to support upwards of 200lbs per leg. If you are planning a table that will require a very heavy top it may be time to upgrade to our heavier duty 3” square tubing or I-Beam style legs. 

Wineglass Metal Table Legs

Wineglass Metal Table Legs

Top Material

Wood - Traditional wood top tables can be fastened using wood screws, lag bolts, or threaded inserts. We make our legs with top mounting plates equipped with pre-drilled ¼” or ⅜” holes to be used with size 10 wood screws, lag bolts, or threaded inserts. All of our metal leg styles are well suited for wood tops.

Cleo Metal Table Legs

Cleo Metal Table Legs

Concrete, Marble, Quartz - In some cases, stone-style tops can be fastened to the table legs using specialized concrete bolts. In this case, we can drill customized holes to suit the project. Oftentimes, however, drilling into the stone top is not possible and bolt-on cross-supports need to be used to create a solid base between the two legs. Most of our leg styles can be adjusted to accommodate a bolt-on cross support. Contact us for a quote for your project.

Concrete, Marble, Quartz

Glass - Glass top tables always require the addition of a bolt-on cross-support to create a single solid unit strong enough to support the weight of your glass. Most of our leg styles can be adjusted to accommodate a bolt-on cross support. Contact us for a quote for your project.


Tulipe Metal Table Base

Final thing, Consider!

Consider The Room You Want It In

When considering the table you want, think about where you want to place it. According to your floor plan, buying furniture can help you adjust and fit things more efficiently, rather than buying furniture simply out of whim. If you're planning to adjust it in the kitchen or living room, you'll have to look for something more compact, but if you have a dining room, you can choose based on the space an entire room provides.

Consider the room you want it in

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    Consider The Material Of The Table

    The material of the table is important to consider, even though it's not the first thing to come to mind. As a buyer, you'll have many options; for example, you can choose a wooden table, a marble top, and even glass tops. When deciding, think about your family's needs.

    Reclaimed wood is an excellent choice for homes with younger children as this material is likely to last longer. However, not all wood is the same. When buying a wooden piece, check for an FSC certificate to verify the sustainable sourcing of wood.

    consider the material of the table

    If you have a smaller space and don't want it to look too crowded or packed, and marble is becoming popular because of its sleek look, and glass is a good choice too. However, the latter tends to stain easily with hot plates. These material choices sit well with steel or metal table legs, making your place look airier and lighter.

    Consider The Shape Of The Table

    Finally, consider the shape of the table you wish to buy. Usually, you can select a table based on the shape of your room, but the shape also has a part to play in what feeling is created at the table. Rectangular tables are the most common for larger families whereas, square and circular tables offer intimacy and closeness.

      At Flowyline, we can help you out. We are metal table legs & bases manufacturers and specialize in custom any metal table bases/legs that can absolutely meet your requirement.

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