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Selecting just the right table to fit your needs doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Before you buy, avoid making a costly mistake by taking the time to consider these questions:

How Will It Be Used

Before you buy a table, ask yourself how it will be used.

Will your table be used as a load-bearing surface? McCourt Manufacturing tables are rigorously stress tested to ensure they can stand up to any challenge. Check out our line of Commercialite Tables for industrial-grade manufacturing at a bargain price!

Will people be moving freely around the table or tables? If so, it would be beneficial to consider tables with rounded edges, instead of corners that can be easily hip-checked by guests or customers.

Will it be used primarily indoors or outdoors? Tables that are scratch and stain resistant are better for outdoor events, while tables with non-marring insert style glides would be better for indoor events. Don’t hesitate to ask for specifics!

What Size Is Best

When choosing a table, size is one of the most important considerations. You’ll want a table that will fit comfortably in your designated room or area.   

When shopping for a table that works best for you, make sure it’s available in a range of sizes. The dimensions of the tables should be listed clearly. Remember, you should always have at least 4 feet separating tables or maintain a 4 foot aisle if connecting tables from end to end.

Check out our FAQ’s on Table Arrangements and Seating for seating estimates per table sizes.

What Style Would Be Most Appropriate

The style of a table will determine a lot of things.

For instance, if you’re hosting a seated event, then the design of your table will directly inform what type of chairs you’ll buy. You’ll want chairs that complement the table, and matching materials work best.

Also, just as you can use a particular table style to inform your design decisions, you can also use your design decisions to influence your table choice. For instance, if you’ll be using table covers, that will allow you more flexibility in choosing the table material. If you allow colorful fabric materials to provide the stylistic flair, you’ll be free to consider a wider variety of selections.

Check out some of the latest trends in table design styles in our online catalog!

Estimate Quantity

After you’ve settled on a particular table, it’s important to take a step back and estimate how many you’ll need. Is the price for this particular table within your budget? Make sure to have multiple options, just in case!

Storage Options

Finally, after all is said and done, storage is the most important aspect of choosing a table. At McCourt Manufacturing, we guarantee you’ll be using these tables for a very long time, but events end, locations change, and meetings wrap up. Don’t worry, storage and transport don’t have to be a pain!

With our leg locking system, our tables easily fold away and stack neatly together. Check out our EVENTruxTM  Dispatch Systems that include transport and easy storage in these quality examples of innovative engineering!


With McCourt Manufacturing, you can be sure you’re getting the strongest, longest lasting tables on the market. Give us a call at 479-783- 2593 or 800-333- 2687 today and our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our products.

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McCourt Manufacturing 
1001 North 3rd St 
Fort Smith, AR 72901