Dining Tables Buying


A dining table sees plenty of action, whether it’s dinner with friends, family summits, folding laundry or a cup of tea and the paper. It’s central to a busy home and a big investment too. At Heritage, we have a range of well-made, contemporary tables to suit most budgets. Whether you’re working with a teeny, tiny kitchen or a generously sized dining space, we’ve got just the thing.

From round to rectangular, folding to extending, our dining table collection is packed full of options for finish, shape and function. Prepare your home for an intimate meal or a group of hungry friends.

The first thing to consider is how much space you have for your dining table. Measure carefully to ensure that the table and chairs you choose will fit comfortably in the area you have and leave ample space for manoeuvring in and out, particularly if your set up is close to a wall. Once you’ve carefully measured the space, it’s time to narrow down the options within your budget. Heritages’ dining tables range in price, so there is quite a span to choose from and only you know how much you can afford. One thing we will say, though, is that a dining table is a key investment piece that you’re likely to hold onto for years, so it’s worth spending as much as you can afford.

Next, have a think about which dining chairs you plan to use. Maybe you’ve got your heart set on a certain type of chair already, or you’d like to reuse or revamp your existing chairs, which will be a factor in which table you choose. We also offer dining sets where certain, top-selling Heritage tables have been paired with dining chairs or benches that we feel suit them best – but that’s just to make your life a little easier. Really, it’s down to your own preference and budget. Lastly, do you have children? Pets? An active dinner party schedule? Think about which material works for your lifestyle and what will hold up day in, day out. Glass? Veneer? Wood? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the choice - so if you’re feeling unsure just pop in-store to see some tables up close. We can chat over the options with you, or at least help narrow them down. Which dining table is best for me?

Large rooms:

This is an opportunity to choose a statement dining table – and we have some great ones. To keep things flexible, try one of our 4 to 12 seat dining tables that can be extended to fill a space or retracted for smaller groups. Another bonus is that the extension leaves for all of our extending tables are stored right inside the dining table, so they’re super easy and functional. There will be no rifling around in the loft or under the bed to locate the missing piece – hurrah! For a clean, minimalist effect, opt for a wooden dining table from our Expandables collection. Add mismatched chairs for a statement look or get the set with matching bench or dining chairs.

Small rooms:

A compact room is where folding dining tables and round dining tables come into their own. Folding tables are great for fitting into awkward spaces and can be tucked from view when you need a bit more room. Plus, more people can be squeezed (comfortably!) around a round table, especially if it’s got a central pedestal table like our Lance. Heath and Suki dining tables are great examples as they’re extremely practical, but of course beautifully designed too.

  1. Dust regularly with a clean dry cloth
  2. Repeat this procedure for periodic cleaning
  3. Remove stubborn stains with a weak washing up liquid solution and a damp cloth and dry after with a clean cloth
  4. The use of furniture polish or spray is not necessary or recommended
  5. Never use abrasive or corrosive cleaning agents Always use placemats and coasters to protect the surface from moisture and heat