Leave approximately 24 inches between each chair to avoid side-to-side collisions while residents are having dinner or moving chairs away from the table. The back-to-back space between chairs can vary depending on how far each resident sits from the table, but an average of 24 inches between two seated diners is usually sufficient. Of course, the distance should increase if your population of residents normally requires more space to walk, taking into account any potential risk of tripping and falling. Also leave at least 60 inches between service areas and dining areas so that residents can get around easily.
We recommend that you always consult the federal regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act for dining arrangements that allow adequate wheelchair access. Keep in mind that the standards suggest an open floor area that measures 30 inches wide by 48 inches deep in each accessible seat. The wooden dining table with straight legs is just one of our ADA-compliant tables. It has a center distance of 27 inches to allow wheelchair access.
A high-strength steel insert also reinforces the table legs, ensuring stability for residents. The hardwood is carefully milled with a waterfall edge and no sharp corners. So that people can sit and get up comfortably from their chairs and move around the table when necessary, the ideal is to leave between 110 and 120 cm from the wall to the edge of the table. Of course, if you have other furniture in the room, such as sideboards or buffets, you will have to leave this distance with the edge of those items instead of with the wall against which they are supported.
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