There is no such thing as the best coffee table, so when you buy a coffee table it is no more than opinion. What one person will like another might abhor. Such tables are like that, so let's take a brief look at what is available and how they might fit into your room furnishings and décor _ if they have to fit in. If you make the right choice then the table you might buy would likely be controversial. These are not so much accent pieces or items of occasional furniture, but conversation pieces. In fact the best coffee table you could buy would provoke discussion _ or perhaps even argument as to what it means or why it should even be where it is _ in your sitting room!
If you can't decide on a size remember this: It's better to have one that's too big than to have one that's too small. Wooden coffee tables, as well as all coffee tables, are usually 16 inches tall. Some however can be as low as 10 or 11 inches tall. Are your wooden coffee tables going to be foot_rests for family members and visitors? If you think that there is a chance that people will put their feet on the coffee table then having wooden coffee tables is the way to go. Wooden coffee tables and upholstered coffee tables are the most resilient against damage. A simple polish can almost always remove dirt or marks left by shoes.