What to Consider When Selecting a Boardroom or Conference Room Table


What to Consider When Selecting a Boardroom or Conference Room Table

How many people does a boardroom table sit? This is probably the most common question that we get, but the board room or conference room in your office requires special consideration, especially when it comes to the choice of furniture.  Looking for ideas to select the right meeting room or conference table? The following tips will be helpful – take a look:

The Size of Room

Before you go for any style or shape of conference room tables, see if the size is proportionate for the room and will there be comfortable seating and walking space without cluttering the entire area. We recommend about 3 feet for minimum comfortable walking space (from the backs of chairs to walls etc). 

Buy Rite Foundations Boardroom Table

Wood Veneer Boardroom Table

MD Boardroom Table-Vancouver

Custom Boardroom Table

Max. Number of People to be Seated

Select a conference room table that complies with the size of your organization. Choosing a table too large is only going to use up space while a table too small with limited seating will create a bad impression. As a general rule of thumb, a six feet table seats 6 people, 8 feet table seats 8, and so forth. 

MD Table with White Chairs

Custom Boardroom with Chairs

Ionic Boardroom Table

Laminate Boardroom Table




The Purpose of the Room

Another important aspect to be considered when selecting conference tables is the primary use of your meeting room. Is your conference room used for discussions and audio visual presentations only or are ceremonial events also conducted inside? Choose a comfortable, convenient and functional conference table that fits your requirements and looks great at the same time!

Choice of Material

What finish or material are you looking for in your conference room table – laminate or veneer? Laminate is a stylish and economical choice while wooden veneer gives a classy and innovative touch to the ambiance. Go for a design that looks professional as well as matches the décor of your room perfectly.

Dufferin Boardroom Table

Dufferin Conference Table

Choice of Color

Do you want to look at conference tables that go with the existing furniture or color scheme of the walls etc in your room? Harmonizing your office furniture with the surroundings brings a sophisticated and professional appeal to the décor of your conference room.

Personal Preferences

Quality office furniture selection not only adds to the convenience of your employees but also speaks a lot about you as a brand. If your conference room is regularly used for international meetings or you meet senior professionals and important clients there, choose a table that actually looks the part! Sometimes, companies also choose specific designs for their entire office’s furniture to maintain consistency in branding. Personal preferences also matter – rectangular conference room tables with protruding corners may not appeal to some and they may opt for oval designs and vice versa.

At the end of the day, it’s all about your choice of design and vision and how you choose to make your conference room stand out with quality office furniture! Contact us today, we offer a wide range of boardroom and conference tables including custom designs tailored to your exact needs and taste. 

Buy Rite Boardroom and Conference Tables



Reception Furniture & Reception Desks – Buy Rite BC

Buy Rite Business furnishings is your one stop shop for interior business solutions. With Our extensive list of products and manufacturers, we are confident we design or space plan your dream business or office space. 

The Global Zira Reception desk is available in many different finishes and with various components. One of the most popular reception desks that we carry. 


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Vancouver Office Furniture Store-Buy Rite BC










We also have used reception furniture and desks in our showrooms in Vancouver and Langley. Used furniture with Buy Rite is a great way to ease your mind and budget when it comes to office furniture. We only source the highest quality used furniture that we can find and everything is in `previously loved`condition. 


Reception Furniture in Vancouver


Management Seating and Office Chairs

Buy Rite strives to provide you with your dream office space or business layout. We work with top notch and high quality manufacturers to help this come true.

We have one of the largest selections of management seating and office chairs in Vancouver and the lower mainland.



Selecting the Best Ergonomically Correct Chair



Selecting the Best Ergonomically Correct Chair

Hey, you, hunched over your computer!  I bet your back hurts doesn’t it?  That dull ache in your shoulders that doesn’t go away and a throbbing lower back that seems to linger? Reality check! It’s not your mattress! Believe it or not, if you have a job that requires you to sit at your desk for 8 hours a day your office chair is most likely the culprit. 

If your chair is not ergonomic – you shouldn’t be sitting in it and Buy Rite Business Furnishings is here to save the day and your back!


Ergonomic chairs are proven to reduce back and neck strain.  It’s that simple.  With the long days we are all working, most spent in front of the computer, it’s important for you to put your health or the health of your employees first.  It’s not just back pain that a bad work chair can cause, you may also find yourself suffering from stress, fatigue, incorrect body posture and poor blood circulation.  For as hard as you work each day, you and your employees simply deserve better!

In 1968, Wilfred Dauphin developed ergonomic chairs to coincide with research on how computers were affecting office furniture!  It’s been a while since 1968, so there an abundant number of options out there for you.  So how will you choose?


Here are some good tips for choosing the best ergonomic chair for you:

  1. Choose a chair for its leg, back, arm and buttock support

It’s not just your back that suffers in a bad chair – it’s your whole system so be sure that the chair you choose properly supports each of these important body parts.  Slouching is a vice that a proper chair can eliminate from your life! Also, no one wants to feel like they’re slaving away at their computer – you want to sit on a cloud!

  1. Choose a chair that is easy to adjust for maximum comfort and support

Remember, everyone’s different so no one chair suits every person.  Choosing a chair that is easily adjustable ensures that your investment pays off.  Arm rests should adjust to reduce stress on wrists; chair height should be easily adjustable so that your feet aren’t swinging back and forth all day, and, of course, the chair you pick should make your lower back feel GOOD. Keep in mind that the more levers there are, the more you can adjust the chair to your specific needs.

  1. Choose the chair that matches your personality

These days Ergonomic chairs do not have to be clunky and unattractive.  There are multitudes of styles to suit every professional. Our manufacturers have branched out of the standard chair fabric to mesh and even leather. Imagine the comfort of a properly adjusted, soft leather chair that fully supports the natural alignment of your body! You might even forget you’ve been in front of the computer for hours on end!

Buy Rite Business Furnishings understands that office furniture no longer focuses on just aesthetics or functionality – these modern times have called for unity of these two concepts and our manufacturers have risen to the challenge, creating some chairs that are almost ‘modern works of art’.

So don’t hesitate – take care of yourself or your employees and select an ergonomic chair that reflects how much you value good health. Have a visit and view our selection of ergonomic chairs at www.buyritebc.com. A happy employee is a productive employee – we bet even your boss will be impressed!

Rectangular Conference Tables Make Employees Argue More


Are the conference room tables in your office round or rectangular? It could make a difference in how argumentative employees get at staff meetings!

Canadian researchers sat groups of people around either rectangular or oval tables to see how they reacted to advertisements, because, well, I don’t know why they would have them react to advertisements, but that’s what they did and this is what they found:


Subconsciously, the style of seating brings out one of two conflicting attitudes, said the researchers from Alberta and British Columbia universities.Authors Juliet Zhu and Jennifer Argo wrote: ‘The geometric shape of a seating arrangement can impact consumers by priming one of two fundamental needs – the need to belong or the need to be unique.’

They added: ‘Seating arrangements influence consumers in a wide range of settings such as restaurants, hotel lobbies, public transit, or waiting areas in airports and doctors’ offices.

‘Circular-shaped seating arrangements prime a need to belong while angular shaped seating arrangements prime a need to be unique.’


Does it work? Find out for yourself. The next time you’re in a meeting (or in a job interview), note the shape of the table. Then notice how the people around it act, and react, to each other. Do they tend to be more combative and/or singular if the table is a right-angled quadrilateral? Does the meeting feel more like a tense inquisition than a mellow meeting of the minds as you scan the table’s perimeter?
Alternately, you might use the Pythagorean Theorem to measure the diagonal of the table. Hey, remembering how to use Geometry might just be more entertaining than the meeting itself!

Of course, this research raises a few other questions, such as, why is a rectangle always a parallelogram but a parallelogram is not always a rectangle*? By the way, did you do well in Geometry? If you say “yes,” then we want proof. Or should I say *a* proof, since we’re talking about Geometry.

Bottom line: If you want an office full of mavericks, then spring for the rectangular tables. If you want an office full of soul mates, then buy the oval tables. You could end up shaping a few new employee interactions — assuming you know how to multiply the width times the height to get the area, that is. Oh, nevermind.
*Answer: All angles in the rectangle must be 90 degrees, but parallelograms can have any set of angles as long as the opposite sides are always parallel.


Originally Posted by Chris Penttila at http://workplacediva.blogspot.ca/2013/06/rectangular-conference-tables-make.html