There are a number of items that need to be included in the design of any meeting room. You need to have some type of chairs, as well as a table. Boardroom tables come in a number of different shapes and sizes to meet the different needs of the companies that use them.

First you will want to figure out what size of table you need, which will require you to determine just how many people you need to be able to fit around the table. This in some part will limit your options. You also need to measure the room to determine the size of table that will comfortably fit in the room. Between these two numbers you should be able to get a better idea of ​​what types of boardroom tables would be best.

If you have a small office and don't need to have a large table, round boardroom tables are nice since everyone can see everyone else. Square tables and octagon tables are also options. Those who have a more rectangular room or who need to be able to fit more people at the table should consider oval, rectangular, or boat shaped tables. Those who frequently break up into small groups might want to have a number of smaller tables, perhaps ones that can be pushed together to make a larger table for when everyone needs to meet together.

Once you have determined the size and shape of table you need for your boardroom, you will need to see what is available that falls within your budget. Try to choose something made out of materials that will complement the rest of the decor in the room. Keep in mind the activities that will need to be carried out in the room as well so that you make sure to leave enough room and choose suitable furniture. You don't want something that doesn't have a protective coating if people are going to be eating and drinking at the table, and you will want the chairs to be easy to clean and not likely to stain as well. If people need to move around you will want to leave more room around the edges of the table so that this is easy to do.

Source by Tim D. Franklin