Seating Standards—Providing comfortable, spacious seating for your diners to relax is very important to the success of your establishment.
The following guidelines lay forth seating layout standards for booths and tables to create a pleasant seating environment for your guests. At Soft Touch Furniture, our furniture always meets these guidelines, which helps ensure your guests feel comfortable in your establishment. As always, check with your local codes to see if there are any special spacing requirements.
Height Choices—There are several different height options for tables, chairs, and booths.
As the height of your furniture can greatly affect the feel of your establishment, there are things to keep in mind when choosing the height of your furniture: What atmosphere do you what to have (casual vs. formal)? Are there any regulations that you need to be aware of? Are there any architectural features of your space which may help determine the size of your furniture (lower ceiling, etc.)? Once you answer these questions
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This is typically a table height of 28″—30″ and a seat height of 18″. It is the most common height in restaurants. Not only do most people find this height very comfortable, it is also the only height that complies with ADA regulations.
This is typically a table height of 34″–36″ and a seat height of 26″. They are typically more casual and make it easier to talk with people who may be standing. They can work well in small areas because they give the illusion that they take up less space.
This is typically a table height of 40″– 42″ and a seat height of 30″. This taller, thinner height is very good for small spaces (and perfect for “bar area” tables). They have the same advantages as counter height furniture but even more so. And because the difference between standing and sitting is so minimal, they create an extremely casual, “fun” atmosphere.