10 Seater Dining Tables

Dining Table Buying Tips

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Dining Table Buying Tips

30 products

Porter Ten Seater Dining Table
Porter Ten Seater Dining Table
Graham & Green

£1,895.00 - £1,995.00

Skovby SM22 Dining Table - 4 to 10 Seater Extending
Skovby SM22 Dining Table - 4 to 10 Seater Extending
Choice Furniture Superstore

£1,366.00 - £1,945.00

Armona 10 Seater Dining Table
Armona 10 Seater Dining Table
Bombinate

£12,209.45

Skovby SM20 Ellipse Dining Table - 6 to 10 Seater Extending
Skovby SM20 Ellipse Dining Table - 6 to 10 Seater Extending
Choice Furniture Superstore

£1,046.00

Temahome Dusk Concrete and Black 10 Seater Dining Table
Temahome Dusk Concrete and Black 10 Seater Dining Table
Choice Furniture Superstore

£1,200.00 - £1,747.00

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Skovby SM105 6 to 10 Seater Extending Dining Table
Skovby SM105 6 to 10 Seater Extending Dining Table
Choice Furniture Superstore

£1,529.00 £1,529.50

Temahome Dusk White Carrara Marble 10 Seater Dining Table
Temahome Dusk White Carrara Marble 10 Seater Dining Table
Choice Furniture Superstore

£2,805.00 - £3,134.00

Dining Table Buying Tips

Finding the right dining table for your space- in size, shape and design is an important task. It is fairly easy to go overboard with a table bigger than you need or dining space could accommodate or go for a design and size which underwhelms the decor and size of your dining area.

It is also important to ask yourself- how often and what is the intended purpose of the dining table? If you have a separate dining room, how often would the table be used? Would there be daily family dinners or would it only be dusted off when you have guests over for a formal dining. Are you the kind of family who prefers to have your meals on the breakfast bar or on the sofa watching TV. Do you have a separate dining room with space for larger tables and do you think you would get use of a 10 seater dining table? Or do you only have space for a small table in your kitchen diner or open plan living, but need space to accommodate lots of people over during holidays and maybe for an occasional board games party?

Step 1 : Measure the Space Thoroughly

Once you have measured the size of the room or the area intended for the dining table, deduct a minimum of 90 cm from each side of the table(all 4 sides), this is to factor in the space for moving around the chair and walking around comfortably even when every seat is occupied. Do note that in a separate dining room, you will have to factor in the door and access and will have to deduct another 30 cm from the width or length depending on the orientation of the room. If it's an open plan kitchen diner, if the table would be spaced next to appliances like dishwasher or oven or fridge freezer, you’ll have to factor in additional space needed to open and operate the said appliances even when the seats are occupied.

Once these deductions are made, you have now arrived at the maximum size of the dining table you can introduce to the space. Please note that this is the size of the extendable table that can be accommodated once fully extended, not otherwise.

Step 3 : Do not go too small - minimum size of the table

You need to give enough clearance around the table to ensure ease of movement. However, too small a dining table would make the room look too sparse and not balanced. To present a well planned and elegant dining space, it is important to not to leave more than 180 cm from the nearest wall, window or furniture to the edge of the table. If there is too much space between wall and teh dining table, you can introduce a console table, a sideboard, a display unit, a bar cart or even a small seating area to maintain the proportions of the room. But do remember to keep the minimum clearance required before introducing any bulky furniture. So if you have space that can fit 10 seater dining tables then our advise is to go for it as long as the clearance is there.

Step 4: Choosing the shape and style of the table

Choosing the right shape and design of the dining table is crucial in terms of the space and usage. If you have a small space and plan to have intimate gatherings, then round and square tables are perfect for you. On the other hand, anything with more seating capacity more than 10 seater round dining tables, might actually look like the ones in restaurants and banquet halls, not ideal for home setting. In such a case a rectangular dining table fares well.

This is also the stage where you decide if you need to have an extendable dining table. If you do not have space for it or if you would prefer to have a lot more space in hand on normal days even though you can easily fit in a bigger table, an extendable table is the right choice for you. You can read more about extendable tables and the types of extendable tables here.

Once you have measured and chosen, it is time to decide on the dining table for your home. Here is a comparative note on the dining table dimensions and number of people it can accommodate. We are basing this on space needed for a casual setting, not a formal dinner, where you need space for an elaborate centerpiece, space for candles, server plates and cutleries and multiple glasses.

Round Dining Table Square Dining Table Rectangular Dining Table
2 seater 75cm 76cm * 76cm 110cm * 70cm
4 seater 90cm - 120cm 91cm 152cm * 76cm
6 seater 120cm - 150cm 152cm 183cm * 91cm
8 seater 150cm - 180cm 183cm 244cm * 107cm
10 seater 180cm - upwards 244cm 305cm * 137cm

Please note that in a casual setting and if need be, you can always accommodate more people and of course, your family and friends will understand as it is all about the time you spend together.