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 Table and Linen Sizes

 

Below you'll find popular table sizes and a list of table linen sizes according to the drop that that may be desired for your event. The table sizes listed are standard rental and caterer sized tables.

To see examples of these tables or to get an estimate of what these tables may cost to rent you could investigate them on line from a party rental company or refer to the Equipment Shopping List page.

At the end of this list you'll find the formula for figuring out the sizes for table cloths that may not be standard size tables. These would be tables you might find around the home.

 


 

 

72" Round Table

 132" round linen will hang to the floor. Recommended for formal events.
 120" round linen will create a 24" drop over the table.
 108" round linen will create an 18" drop over the table.
  90" round linen will create a 9" drop over the table. Sheer or solid 90" round looks great  over 132" base cloth.
  60" square linen makes a decorative frame for your centerpiece.

 

60" Round Table

 132" round linen is long enough to create a slight puddle on the floor.
 120" round linen will hang to the floor. Recommended for formal events.
 108" round linen will create a 24" drop over the table.
  90" round linen will create a 15" drop over the table.
  60" square linen is a decorative tabletop cover that will reach the edge of the table.


54" Round Table

 120" round linen is long enough to create a slight puddle on the floor.
 108" round linen will create a 27" drop over the table.
  90" round linen will create an 18" drop over the table. This is a great length to add a   120"  round base cloth for a beautiful layered effect.
  60" square linen creates a decorative tabletop with a 6" drop over the side. Base cloth recommended.


48" Round Table
 

 108" round linen will hang to the floor. Recommended for formal events.
  90" round linen will have a 21" drop over the side.
  60" square will have an 8" drop over the side.

36" Round Table


 108" round linen is long enough to create a puddle on the floor.
   90" round linen will create a 27" drop over the side.
   60" square linen will create a 14" drop over the side.
   30" Round Table
   90" round linen is the perfect length to hang to the floor.
   60" square linen will create a 17" drop over the side.


30" Cocktail Table 42" Height
   132" round linen covers the entire table and is the perfect length when cinched with a sash in the middle. Recommended for formal events.
   120" round linen covers the entire table and hangs to the floor. Recommended for formal events.
     90" round or square sheer is a classy embellishment to your cocktail hour. 120" round base cloth recommended.
     60" square sheer over a 120" round base cloth looks great as these smaller overlays hang beautifully down over the side of the table.
  

Table forms, available in several colors, are a great alternative to a base cloth and are made specifically for this size cocktail table.

 

8' Banquet Table

 132" round linen makes a great flounce over a 90" x 156" conference base cloth. Let it embellish you buffet table by sitting on top or hanging over the edges.

 60" x 120" rectangular linen creates a 4 to5 inch drop over the side that can be used with table skirting for buffet tables, head tables and display tables.

 120" round, 108" round, 90" and 60" also make decorative top cloths that can be folded, flounced or laid flat over a base cloth.

 90" x 156" conference cloth is the ideal size to fully cover your banquet table. This cloth will hang to the floor on all sides.

Stretch table forms are available to fit this table.

6' Banquet Table

 132" round linen will fully cover this table, with two sides being puddle under the table.
 60" x 120" rectangular linen creates a drop over the side that hangs close to the floor.  Great for casual dining.
  90" x 156" conference works well to fully cover the table. This tablecloth can be folded once so all sides hang perfectly to the floor or the ends of the table will have a slight puddle.

 Stretch table forms are also available to fit this table.

 

Measuring For Your Table Cover:

 

Rectangle - Oblong and Oval Tables:
Measure length and width. (Don't forget to add the leaves to your measurements). Decide on the length of the desired drop. The drop is the part of the tablecloth that hangs from the edge of the table. This measurement must be added to length and width for both ends and both sides. If you want an 8" drop, add 16" to the length and width measurement of your table. This is your tablecloth size. If you want a 15" formal drop, add 30" to the length and width. This is your tablecloth size. It is not improper for the drop to touch chairs. The longer the drop, the more formal the setting.
There may not be the perfect size cloth for your table. You may need to select a tablecloth size that is close to the perfect fit. In this case, you should determine what the drop would be for the selected cloth on your table. Drops less than 5 inches are not recommended.

 

To Calculate What the Drop Would Be for Rectangle - Oblong and Oval Tables:
Take the size of the selected tablecloth and subtract the size of the table. Divide by 2.

Example for Both - If the tablecloth you select measures 70 x 90 and your table measures 40x70, 70 minus 40 is 30. 30 divided by 2 is 15.  15 inches is your drop for the ends of your table. For the sides, 90 minus 70 is 20, 20 divided by 2 is 10. 10 inches is your drop on the sides of your table.

For Round and Square Tables:
Measure diameter. Important:  Decide on the length of the desired drop. The drop is the part of the tablecloth that hangs from the edge of the table. Multiply the desired drop by 2. This measurement must be added to the diameter of your table measurement If you want an 8" drop, add 16" to the diameter measurement of your table. This is your tablecloth size. If you want a 15" formal drop, add 30" to the diameter measurement of your table. This is your tablecloth size. It is not improper for the drop to touch chairs. The longer the drop, the more formal the setting.
There may not be the perfect size cloth for your table. You may need to select a tablecloth size that is close to the perfect fit. In this case, you should determine what the drop would be for the selected cloth on your table. Drops less than 5 inches are not recommended.

To Calculate What the Drop Would Be for Round and Square Tables:
Take the size of the selected tablecloth and subtract the diameter of the table. Divide by 2.

Example for Round - If the tablecloth you select measures 72 round and your round table diameter is 48, 72 minus 48 is 24. 24 divided by 2 is 12.  12 inches is your drop all around.
 

Example for Square - If the tablecloth you select measures 58 square and your square table diameter is 36, 58 minus 36 is 24. 24 divided by 2 is 12.  12 inches is your drop all around