The Different Types of Office Tables and What They Are Used For

When you think of office tables, what comes to mind? Most people probably think of the traditional conference tables with chairs on either side. However, there are other types of office tables such as Meeting Tables, Media Tables, Community Tables, and Training Tables. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of office tables and what they are used for.

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What are conference room tables?

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Conference tables are the most common type of office table. They are typically used for large meetings, presentations, and other events where multiple people need to be seated around a table to collaborate. Conference tables come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be made from a variety of materials such as laminate, wood veneer, glass, or quartz. Make sure there is enough room for the conference chairs so people can get in and out without having other people move. If you usually serve food and drinks, make sure your conference room has a buffet credenza.

What are meeting tables?

Meeting tables are similar to conference tables, but they are typically smaller in size and used in large private offices and small conference rooms. Meeting tables also come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be made from a variety of materials such as laminate, wood veneer, glass, or quartz.

What are media tables?

maverick desk media table

Media tables are designed to go against the wall or have their own wall for you to mount a TV to give presentations. Media tables typically have a lower shelf or cabinet for storing media equipment, and may also have outlets for powering the equipment and connecting to the TV. Most media tables are desk height but you can also find them counter and bar height or even height adjustable.

What are Training Tables?

Training tables are designed to have a folding top and take the least amount of space as possible when they are not in use. This feature makes them great for training events whether you have a permanent or temporary space. Because of their flexible mobility, they can replace regular conference tables because you can gang them together to make one large conference table and in case you have an event and need to clear the room, they are easy to remove and store. Higher-end training tables have power modules and grommets to connect devices.

What are community tables?

Community tables are designed for use in public spaces such as the lobby and waiting areas. Community tables are typically counter or bar height and may have features such as built-in power outlets and USB ports. If your workstation is in a cubicle or open plan system, community tables are great for informal meetings with clients to finalize paperwork and answer questions.


Now that you know the different types of office tables, you can choose the perfect one for your needs! conference tables are great to collaborate and meet with clients while meeting tables are ideal for more informal gatherings. Media tables are perfect to give small presentations, and community tables are ideal for public spaces. Finally, training tables are perfect for use in training rooms and classrooms.

Do you have any questions about office tables? Reach out to us and we will be happy to figure out the size, color, and which table will best serve your needs.

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