Tablecloth size chart – a full guide to choose the correct size for your table

The Size-charts.com tablecloth size chart is a perfect start to finding the perfect size you need for your next tablecloth purchase. Use the below data instead of trying to guess the correct size. For all tables, the minimum drop (overhang of your tablecloth) must be at least 8″ or 20 centimeters. Meaning, 8″ of your next tablecloth will hang over each side of the table. If you like a long drop: halfway to the floor implements a 15″ or 38 cm drop, or all the way down to the floor requires a 30″ or 76 cm drop. Check the information below to calculate the correct size tablecloth linen for your table, round, square or rectangular.

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How to measure your tablecloth size?

How do I know the correct tablecloth size?

Find the shape and size of your table using the below table cloths sizes charts. If you don’t know the size, use a retractable tape measure to take the exact measurement of your current table. This will provide the size of the tabletop and the measurements you’ll use to determine the tablecloth size you need.

Common Table sizing

  • Rectangle and oval tables mostly come in two standard widths:
    • The most common is 36″ wide (or 90 cms)
    • A bigger standard size is 40″ wide (100 cms)
  • To measure the size of a round table you will to know the diameter. Measure the center of the table from one end to the other.
  • Square tables usually range from 30″ (76cm) to 72″ (180cm). Know your table size by measuring one side.

Desired drop

The length of the drop is the amount of material that will hang over the edge of the table.
In general there are 3 sizes of tablecloth drop length

  1. Minimum drop: 8″ or 20 cm of tablecloth hanging over your table on all sides
  2. Halfway drop: 15″ or 38 cm of tablecloth hanging over your table. Generally the tabelcloth stops halfway to the floor
  3. Long drop: 15″ or 76 cm of table cloth hanging over your table. The tablecloth will touch the floor.

Calculating the Tablecloth size manually

By simple math, you can calculate the tablecloth size yourself depending on the type of table you have

Tablecloth size charts

If you know what size table you have and the length of a drop you want, you can find out the table cloth size you need by multiplying the drop length by 2, then adding the table length. (depending on if it’s a round table, a square table, or a rectangular table). You can see the sizes of your tablecloth in the below size charts (in inches, 1 inch = 2.53 cm)

Table cloth size for round tables

What size round tablecloth do I need?

The below size chart has the common Round Tablecloth Drop Lengths in comparison with your table diameter. (in inches, 1 inch = 2.53 cm)

(Standard 30″ Table Height)Round Tablecloth Size
64″ Round72″ Round90″ Round108″ Round120″ Round132″ Round
30″ Diameter17″ Drop21″ DropFloor LengthToo BigToo BigToo Big
42″ Diameter11″ Drop15″ Drop26″ DropFloor LengthToo BigToo Big
48 ” Diameter8″ Drop12″ Drop21″ DropFloor LengthToo BigToo Big
54″ DiameterToo Small9″ Drop18″ Drop27″ DropToo BigToo Big
60″ DiameterToo SmallToo Small15″ Drop24″ DropFloor LengthToo Big
66″ DiameterToo SmallToo Small12″ Drop21″ Drop27″ DropToo Big
72″ DiameterToo SmallToo Small9″  Drop18″ Drop24″ DropFloor Length

Table cloth size chart for square tables

What size square tablecloth do I need?

The below size chart has the common square Tablecloth Drop Lengths in comparison with your table side length. (in inches, 1 inch = 2.53 cm) As you can see it’s perfectly possible to use squared tablecloths for rectangular tables

(Standard 30″ Table Height) Square Tablecloth Size
42”x 42”
Square
54”x 54”
Square
62”x 62”
Square
72”x 72”
Square
81”x 81”
Square
85”x 85”
Square
90”x 90”
Square
30”x 30”
Square Table
6”
Drop
12”
Drop
16”
Drop
21”
Drop
25”
Drop
27.5”
Drop
Floor Length
36”x 36”
Square Table
Too Small9”
Drop
13”
Drop
18”
Drop
22.5”
Drop
24.5″ Drop27”
Drop
42”x 42”
Square Table
Too Small6”
Drop
10”
Drop
15”
Drop
19.5”
Drop
22”
Drop
24”
Drop
60”x 60”
Square Table
Too SmallToo SmallToo Small6”x 6”
Drop
10.5”
Drop
12.5”
Drop
15” x 15”
Drop
4’x 30”
Banquet Table
Too Small3” x 12”
Drop
7” x 16”
Drop
12” x 21”
Drop
16.5” x 13.5”
Drop
18.5” x 27.5”
Drop
21” x Floor Length
Drop
6’x 30”
Banquet Table
Too SmallToo SmallToo SmallToo Small4.5” x 13.5”
Drop
6.5” x 27.5”
Drop
9” x Floor Length Drop

Tablecloth size for rectangular tables

What size rectangular tablecloth do I need?

The below size chart has the common Rectangular Tablecloth Drop Lengths in comparison with your table width and length. (in inches, 1 inch = 2.53 cm) As you can see it’s perfectly possible to use rectangular tablecloths for squared tables

(Standard 30″ Table Height)Banquet (Rectangular )Tablecloth Size
52” x 72”
Rectangle
52” x 96”
Rectangle
52” x 114”
Rectangle
52” x 120”
Rectangle
90” x 132”
Rectangle
90” x 156”
Rectangle
30”x 30”
Square Table
11” x 21”
Drop
Too BigToo BigToo BigToo BigToo Big
36”x 36”
Square Table
8” x 18”
Drop
8” x Floor Length
Drop
Too BigToo BigToo BigToo Big
42”x 42”
Square Table
5” x 15”
Drop
5” x 27”
Drop
Too BigToo BigToo BigToo Big
60”x 60”
Square Table
Too SmallToo SmallToo SmallToo SmallToo BigToo Big
4’x 30”
Banquet Table
11” x 12”
Drop
11” x 24”
Drop
Too BigToo BigToo BigToo Big
6’x 30”
Banquet Table
11″ x 0″ Drop11” x 12”
Drop
11” x 21”
Drop
11” x 24”
Drop
To Floor on All SidesToo Big
8’x 30”
Banquet Table
Too Small11″ x 0″ Drop11″ x 9″ Drop11” x 12”
Drop
18” x Floor Length
Drop
To Floor on All Sides

Tablecloth sizing explained (video)

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