Calculating Tablecloth Sizes
What Size Tablecloth do I need?
To figure the size tablecloth you require, first consider the shape. The shape of your table is important when calculating your tablecloth size. There are some general rules to follow when figuring what you need to purchase.
A tablecloth that hangs 6 to 10 inches over the edge of your table is ideal for casual dining, while a tablecloth that hangs 30 inches over the edge of your table, brushing the floor, is ideal for very formal occasions.
Hints from Couleur Nature:
For a round tablecloth on a round table:
- For a round tablecloth for casual dining, simply add 12 inches to get the minimum length of overhang, then add 20 inches to get the maximum length of overhang. Then select a tablecloth with a diameter between those two numbers.
- For a formal round tablecloth, add 60 inches to diameter of the table.
For a square tablecloth on round table:
- A square tablecloth for casual dining: buy a tablecloth that has a corner-to-corner diagonal length that is 12 to 20 inches longer than the diameter of the table.
- A square tablecloth for formal dining: buy a tablecloth that has a corner-to-corner diagonal length that is 18 to 30 inches longer than the diameter of the table.
Use this handy chart above to figure the best size for your table. If you need help, we are always most happy to lend a hand. Feel free to call us at 916-485-3000 or to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.