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Purchasing A Dining Set & Table Buying Guide

Dining tables are the central focal point of any household, it is where you eat, share your thoughts of the day, tell stories and entertain family or guests therefore show off your love for interiors. We advise all our customers to ensure they have enough space to walk around the table when serving family or guests but most of all make sure your table is low in maintenance.


Style Advice

Less is more – if you have a small dining area do not clutter your space, furniture should be in proportion to your room. Clutter reduces the size of your dining room and therefore you will have less space to dine and entertain.

In small spaces purchase coordinated furniture to get the complete look or bookcases and cabinets to meet your storage requirements. If you have larger rooms introduce different colours either through accessories or furniture plus your room maybe able to feature darker furniture which is best suited in larger rooms
•    Calculate storage requirements within your dining room, make sure you have enough space for other furniture
•    Darker furniture looks heavier and dramatic, whilst lighter furniture can make rooms look larger if short on space


Different Type Of Tables

At, we offer a wide range of dining tables both in material & in shape. We offer fixed or extending rectangular dining tables and round dining tables. However make sure the shape of your table suits your requirements and fits within your space.


Glass Dining Tables

Glass dining tables are perfect for modern rooms or rooms with limited space thanks to the minimalistic look that allows for an illusion of space. Available in clear, glass or frosted ice, ensure your glass surface matches your furniture & the look you wish to create.


Wooden Dining Tables

At FADS we have many different woods & colours to suit your style. Oak & Walnut are the most popular as they offer a contemporary look and are most likely to match other dining room or kitchen furniture given their shade. Acacia, Cherry & Wenge woods feature darker detailing and therefore a larger room may be required to show the furniture off.


Gloss Dining Tables

Gloss dining tables will boast a modern look to your home and feature in black or white. White gloss tables will provide a brilliant brightness to your home, whilst Black gloss provides a chic sophisticated look. Gloss dining tables can used every day & feature scratch resistance surfaces, plus are easy to clean - simply wipe with a damp cloth.


Marble Dining Tables

Stylish and elegant, marble dining tables will provide a charm within your dining room. Featuring cream or brown marble placing contrasting coloured dining chairs will bring the best out in your table. Marble dining table tops have a protected layer that allows for easy maintenance, just simply wipe with a damp cloth


Creating a Stylish Look

Depending on the type of table you purchase will result in what colour or style chair you should buy. For glass and gloss dining tables we recommend polycarbonate, wooden or leather dining chairs but try and create a contrasting look. In other words, if you purchase a white gloss dining table purchase multi coloured chairs to create a wow factor whereas purchasing black glass dining table you can select black or white chairs. Choosing black or brown chairs to match your Wooden or Marble dining tables is your safest option and allows you to create a coordinated look.


Ideal For Entertaining

Depending on the number of people you wish to entertain any table or size is acceptable. When purchasing your table and chairs make sure you have enough space to serve people and communicate with them so you can the experience. When purchasing extending dining tables, ensure the extension is in the middle or at the end of the table for maximum practicality. For example the Frances White Gloss Extending Dining table features 2 x extension leaves allowing for multiple extensions to suit your requirements. Once extended ensure your dining table and chairs fit within the designated space in your room.
•    Make sure there is sufficient room for your guests
•    When hosting it is vital guests can access drink & food so having several focal points on the table is important to ensure maximum comfort


Caring For Your Furniture

Cleaning your furniture every time after use will ensure the longevity of it, in most cases simply use a damp cloth. Protect your table from spillages and heat by using placemats and coasters, should anything spill clean it immediately. Over time, natural or solid wood will feature wear, just use wax to maintain its lusture. For glass & gloss products using soapy water will help reduce any stains occurred during usage


Measuring Up

At all our products detail the dimensions within the product description however using a tape measure always helps you to visualize the furniture in your space. Include the depth of the dining chair in use and out of use plus you are purchasing an extending dining table make sure your table fits in the required space once extended.

You can also measure your dining area by placing newspaper sheets on the floor, an old trick but one that always works!


Delivery Information

In most cases our dining tables and sets are delivered using our Bronze delivery service, where our carrier will contact you to arrange a delivery date and time plus deliver your goods to a room of your choice. For detailed lead times and service please view our Delivery tab within the product page.


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