Tilt Top Tables vs Folding Tables

There are so many benefits to having a folding table in the office. They are easy to store, easy to transport, easy to clean, and with a wide range of available sizes and shapes, they can be configurated in many ways. For areas hosting conferences, events, training courses or meetings, folding tables and tilt top tables are a wise investment for any business, especially if space is a factor or storage limited. What are the differences between folding and tilt-top tables? Let’s take a closer look.

Folding Table

Folding tables are tables with legs that fold up against the table top: they can be collapsed in half for quick and easy storage, and easily transported between venues. They are convenient for making the absolute most of available space. Folding tables are stored horizontally, often using an optional storage and transportation trolley, which stacks and stows the tables, enabling them to be easily wheeled into place when needed. Simple to assemble and compact when folded away, folding tables provide quick, pop-up furniture solutions for a variety of situations.

A table with folding legs upside down

Tilt Top Table

As you can see from the image below, the design of a Tilt Top table allows the entire top of the table to ‘flip’, so that it sits vertically next to the top of the legs. Tilt Top tables stack together in a vertical position when not in use, making for good space saving storage. They are also on castors so that they can be wheeled around easily. The flexibility of Tilt Top tables allows for fully reconfigurable work areas, enabling a variety of needs to be met in the same space.

Tilt to table being folded to make more space

Benefits of Folding Tables

Due to their folding legs, you can storage more of these types of table together, making folding tables a perfect solution for big venues where many tables are required.

Folding boardroom tables also benefit from an opening in the middle, providing a smart cable management solution that can be especially useful for laptops, tablets and other devices.

Space saving folding table from BT Office Furniture

Benefits Tilt Top Tables

The big advantage of the Tilt Top table design is ease of movement and storage, as the table top is never close to the ground. Therefore, the potential for any damage is minimised. Also, with less bending involved, the storage process is easier for the person moving them.

White Tilt Top Meeting Tables of different heights

Making the Right Choice

Both Folding tables and Tilt Top tables are excellent solutions when you need to create a meeting room for flexible use. When not required, they can easily be stored and stacked away. The final decision between choosing Folding tables or Tilt Top tables often depends on the number of tables needed and the storage space available.

Whether you’re looking for traditional boardroom tables or for fold-away table solutions, at BT Office Furniture you have come to the right place. We have office meeting furniture that will provide both comfort and a professional working environment. Our impressive range of conference room furniture includes boardroom rectangular tables, circular tables, white conference tables, meeting tables, d-end tables and meeting room seating. Everything is available in a variety of colours and finishes, allowing you to create endless configurations to suit almost any purpose.

For further information about any of our products, just get in touch with a member of our office planning team, who are always on hand to answer any questions.


Modern office with stylish tilt top tables for two people

Boardroom laid out for meeting with Reunion Folding Tables