We here at Shiffler offer several types of tables for schools and facilities that are perfect for everything from classrooms, meeting spaces, and science labs. Elementary school students may require activity tables, while high school students might benefit from collaborative tables or tall folding tables. Offices find more use out of folding conference tables, lecterns, and seminar tables. We also carry lunch tables including in wall cafeteria tables, ki cafeteria tables, virco tables and chairs, biofit tables, and many other styles and top brands of cafeteria tables.
Perhaps you’ll want mobile tables or folding tables to optimize the functionality of the space (or to simplify clean-up for your facilities maintenance teams). We even offer a variety of replacement parts for folding tables. Whatever the application, you can find what you need at Shiffler Equipment.
When it comes to choosing a school table, there are a few key factors to consider. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you make your decision:
The size of the table will depend on the age and size of the students that will be using it. The standard size for a school table is around 24 inches wide by 48 inches long, but you should also consider the space available in the classroom. A smaller table may be suitable for younger students, while larger tables may be better for older students or those in labs or workshops.
The most common shape for school tables is rectangular, but there are other options available as well. Round tables can be a good option for group work or small-group discussions, while circular or horseshoe-shaped tables can be useful for classrooms that are frequently reconfigured.
School tables are typically made from a variety of materials including wood, plastic and laminate. Wood tables are sturdy and durable but can be heavy. Plastic tables are lightweight and easy to clean, but they are not as durable as wooden tables. Laminate tables are a hybrid of wood and plastic, combining the durability of wood with the ease of cleaning of plastic.
The standard height for a school table is around 29 inches, but this can vary depending on the age and size of the students. Tables for primary school children are usually lower than those for high school students, in order to accommodate the size difference and make it comfortable for them to work.
Adjustable height tables can be a good option for classrooms that are used by students of different ages or that are reconfigured frequently. Adjustable folding legs for tables can be adjusted to different heights, so they can be used by students of different sizes and for different activities.
Tables with built-in storage can be a useful option for classrooms that are short on space. These tables have storage compartments or drawers built into them, which can be used to store books, writing materials, and other supplies.
Depending on the usage of the table, it could be useful to consider tables with built-in power outlets. This can be particularly useful in technology-heavy classrooms, where students need to charge their laptops or tablets.
Depending on the subject, certain tables may be better suited. For example, science lab tables will require a chemical-resistant surface and appropriate sink and faucet. Art tables may need to be larger to allow for more space to work. Heavy duty folding tables could be handy for easy setup and storage for temporary use of classroom tables.