Tablecloth size chart – What are standard tablecloth sizes ?

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Standard tablecloth size varies depending on the shape and size of the table. There are four basic tablecloth sizes: square, round, oval, and rectangular. Banquet tables require specific measures.

  • Square tablecloth sizes range from 41 in. x 41 in. to 71 in. x 71 in.
  • Round tablecloth sizes range from 60 in. to 132 in.
  • Oval tablecloth sizes range from 60 in. x 84 in. to 60 in. x 104 in.
  • Rectangular/oval tablecloth sizes range from 52 in. x 70 in. to 60 in. x 144 in.
  • Banquet tablecloth sizes range from 52 in. x 69 in. to 52 in. x 92 in.
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Tablecloth size chart : What are Standard tablecloth sizes?

How to measure your tablecloth size?

It’s essential to measure your tables accurately. For square and rectangular tables, measure from edge to edge. For rounded tables, use the diameter, the length of its widest point-to-point edge. Generally, an overhang or “standard drop length” of at least 6 inches (15cm) is recommended. However, a drop length to the ground can be chosen for formal occasions or tables without chairs.

How Much should a Tablecloth hang over?

The minimum drop (overhang of your tablecloth) for all tables must be at least 6″ or 15 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 (also called a Lap-length drop), or all the way down to the floor requires a 30″ or 76 cm drop.

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How do I know the correct tablecloth size?

Find your table’s shape and size using the tablecloth sizes charts below. 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 table dimensions to determine the size tablecloth 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.
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Desired drop

The length of the drop is the amount of material that will hang over the table’s edge.
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 (8-inch drop)
  2. Halfway drop: 15″ or 38 cm of tablecloth hanging over your table. Generally the tablecloth stops halfway to the floor. This is also called the lap-length drop. (15-inch drop – Lap-length tablecloth)
  3. Long drop: 30″ or 76 cm of tablecloth hanging over your table. The tablecloth will touch the floor. (30-inch drop – floor-length tablecloth))

Calculating the perfect Tablecloth size manually

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

For example, if your rectangular table measures 72 inches long and 36 inches wide, you would add 10-12 inches to both measurements, resulting in a tablecloth size of 92-94 inches long and 56-58 inches wide.

Tablecloth size charts

If you know what size table you have and the length of a drop you want, you can find the tablecloth size you need by multiplying the drop length by 2 and then adding the table length. (depending on whether it’s a round, square, or rectangle 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 compared to 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

Tablecloth size chart for square tables

What size tablecloth do I need for square tables?

The below size chart has the common square Tablecloth Drop Lengths compared to 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 compared to 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 a squared table shape

(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)

Tablecloth sizes for round or rectangular tables explained by LinenTablecloth Channel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I use a tablecloth that is slightly too large or too small for my table?

It is not recommended to use table linen that is too big or too small. A tablecloth that is too small may not provide adequate coverage and look unattractive, while a tablecloth that is too large may bunch or drag on the floor, creating a tripping hazard.

What size tablecloth should I get for a 6-foot table?

For a 6-foot rectangular table, a tablecloth that measures 90×132 inches is a standard size that should provide ample coverage.

What size tablecloth should I get for a 60-inch round table?

For a 60-inch round table, a tablecloth that measures 120 inches in diameter is a standard size that should provide ample coverage.

What is the standard drop for a tablecloth?

The standard drop for a tablecloth is 10-12 inches, although this can vary depending on the occasion and personal preference. The preferred drop can also depend on the type of event. (Casual events or formal events can require a different table overlay)

Conclusion

  • A properly fitted tablecloth creates a polished, cohesive look for a casual table setting or a special event
  • Measuring your table correctly is crucial for selecting the right tablecloth size
  • Common rectangular tablecloth sizes include 60×102 inches, 60×120 inches, and 90×132 inches
  • Common round tablecloth sizes include 70 inches, 90 inches, and 120 inches
  • Matching the tablecloth size to the entire table size is essential, but don’t forget to consider the overhang and drop
  • Other factors to consider include table shape, height, and material

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