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What Size Tablecloth Do I Need?

Are you frustrated trying to figure out the perfect size tablecloth to fit your tables? Are you considering buying multiple shapes and sizes just to see which style looks best? Don’t despair—we’re here to help! Once you know what to look for, finding the right size tablecloth the first time is a breeze.

Some of the process, like the length of the tablecloth, depends on your preference. For a casual look (and a lower price!), choose a lap-length tablecloth. Floor length will be more elegant, but is also a bit pricier. Regardless of your choice, our tips will narrow your search and help you find exactly what you need!

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How to Find the Right Size Tablecloth

  1. Measure the dimensions of your tabletop (length x width or diameter).
  2. Multiply your preferred drop length by 2, and add the result on to the tabletop dimensions.
  3. Find the closest standard size that matches your tabletop dimensions, or place a custom order.

*Pro Tip* - Here’s an easy formula for finding the right size: Diameter + Desired Drop x 2 = Tablecloth Size

For Round Tablecloths

  1. Measure the diameter and height of the table. Hint: a standard banquet table is 30 inches high.
  2. If you want a lap-length drop, add 30 inches to the tabletop measurement.
  3. If you want a floor-length drop, add 60 inches to the tabletop measurement.

Standard Table Sizes:

For Lap Length, you need:

For Floor Length, you need:

36" Round Table
(seats 4)

72" round cloth

90" round cloth
(72" overlay, if desired)

48" Round Table
(seats 4-6)

72" round cloth

108" round cloth
(72" overlay, if desired)

60" Round Table
(seats 6-8)

90" round cloth

120" round cloth
(84" overlay, if desired)

72" Round Table
(seats 8-10)

102" round cloth

132" round cloth
(90" overlay, if desired)

 

 Square and Rectangle Tablecloths

Sizing a tablecloth for square and rectangle tables works the same way.

  • First, measure the length, width and height of your table.
  • Then use the two formulas below to determine size your table needs:
    • Tablecloth Length = Table Length + Desired Drop (times 2)
    • Tablecloth Width = Table Width + Desired Drop (times 2)

Standard Table Sizes:

For Lap Length, you need:

For Floor Length, you need:

6' Rectangular Table 

(seats 6-8)

60" x 120" cloth

90" x 132" cloth

8' Rectangular Table 

(seats 8-10)

60" x 120" cloth

90" x 156" cloth

36" Square Table 

(seats 4)

72" square cloth

90" square cloth

48" Square Table 

(seats 4-6)

72" square cloth

 

72" Square Table 

(seats 6-8)

84" square cloth

 

Whether the tables at your event will be round, square or rectangle, finding the right size tablecloth will be easy once you get the hang of it!

At Wholesale Event Solutions, all of our linens are high quality and made in the USA. We never sell cheap imports or seconds. We have a huge selection of fabrics, colors, and sizes. Custom made linens are also available upon request. Our linens are perfect for use at weddings, restaurants, or special event banquets.

 

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