Need help figuring out what size and shape of tablecloth you need? Tablecloths come in square, round, oblong (rectangle), and oval. There are also patio umbrella
tablecloths with a hole in the center for the umbrella pole. These usually have zippers, velcro, or snaps to allow you to put them on and remove them without removing the heavy umbrella.
Many time people confuse oblong with oval. An oblong tablecloth is designed to fit a rectangle table with square corners. An oval tablecloth fits an egg-shaped table. The icons below show the various shapes as labeled on most packages.
SQUARE ROUND OBLONG OVAL UMBRELLA
TO FIGURE PROPER TABLECLOTH SIZE:
Determine the width and length dimensions of your table.
The desired drop is:
10-12 inches to lap level
15 inches for standard banquet tables
29-30 inches to the floor
Once you have these dimensions, to determine the cloth size, add the drop times 2
to each dimension of your table.
Example: If your table size is 30x72 inches and the desired drop is 12 inches you would figure it this way:
12 inch (drop size) X 2 would be 24 inches
Add the 30" (from your table measurement) to the 24" (doubled desired drop) = 54 inches
Add the 72" (from your table measurement) to the 24" (doubled desired drop) = 96 inches
The perfect cloth size for your table would be 54 X 96 inches. Since tablecloths generally come
in standard sizes you would then select the size closest to those figures.
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How to Select the Correct Tablecloth -- Size and Shape
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