Tablecloth Sizing

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Sizing Charts

We hope that the table linen sizing charts below will be a useful resource for you to determine the best choice for your table shape and size.
For the purposes of the charts below, a standard banquet table height of 30 inches is assumed. Therefore, a drop of 30 inches would indicate a floor-length table linen drop.

Key:

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Uniform or common tablecloth drop
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Tablecloth size is not recommended for table with a standard 30 inch height

Round

Round Table Linens (inches)

 

Table Diameter

  30 36 42 48 54 60 66 68 72
 
70 20 17 14 11 8 5 -- -- --
78 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 5 --
90 30 27 24 21 18 15 12 11 9
108 -- -- -- 30 27 24 21 20 18
120 -- -- -- -- -- 30 27 26 24
132 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30
 

Drop around edge

Round Tables

To find the tablecloth drop (the length your tablecloth will hang down from the tabletop), you simply subtract the table diameter from the linen diameter and then divide by two. For instance, you have a 60 inch round table and have a 120 inch round tablecloth. Subtract 60 from 120 (120-60=60) then divide by 2 (60/2= 30 inches). This means a 120 inch round tablecloth will cover a 60 inch round table and drop 30 inches off the table, all the way to the floor.

If you know what size table you have and length of a drop you want, you can find out the tablecloth size you need by multiplying the drop length by 2, then adding the table diameter. For example, you have a 60 inch table and want a 15 inch drop (halfway to the floor), you multiply 15 by 2 (15x2=30) then add the table diameter (30+60=90) to get 90 inches, which means you need a 90 inch round tablecloth.


Standard sizes for common round tables:

  • 48 inch round table: 70 inch cloth
  • 60 inch round table: 90 inch cloth for a drop that goes halfway to the floor, 120 inch for a full drop. For the "square-on-round" look, an 85 inch square tablecloth is used on to of a 120 inch round tablecloth.
  • 72 inch round table: 120 inch cloth, or a 132 inch for a full drop

Square

Square Table Linens (inches)

 

Table Sides

  34 36 48 54 60 72
 
54 10 9 -- -- -- --
70 18 17 11 8 5 --
85 25.5 24.5 18.5 15.5 12.5 6.5
 

Drop from sides

Square Tables

To find the tablecloth drop (the length your tablecloth will hang down from the tabletop), you simply subtract the table length from the linen size and then divide by two. For instance, you have a 48 inch square table and have a 70 inch square tablecloth. Subtract 48 from 70 (70-48=22) then divide by 2 (22/2= 11 inches). This means a 70 inch square tablecloth will cover a 48 inch square table and drop 11 inches off the table, just over a third of the way to the floor.

If you know what size table you have and length of a drop you want, you can find out the tablecloth size you need by multiplying the drop length by 2, then adding the table length. For example, you have a 36 inch table and want a 18 inch drop ( just over halfway to the floor), you multiply 18 by 2 (18x2=36) then add the table length (36+36=72) to get 72 inches, which means you need a 72 inch square tablecloth.

Rectangular

Rectangular Table Linens (inches)

 

Table W x L

  30 x 48 (4 ft) 30 x 72 (6 ft) 30 x 96 (8 ft)
 
60 x 102 15 x 27 15 x 15 --
60 x 126 -- 15 x 27 15 x 15
70 x 120 -- 20 x 24 20 x 12
90 x 132 -- 30 x 30 30 x 18
90 x 156 -- -- 30 x 30
 

Drop Side x Ends

Rectangular Tables

To find the tablecloth drop (the length your tablecloth will hang down from the tabletop), you subtract the table length from the linen length and then subtract the table width from the linen width and then divide the differences by 2. For example, you have a standard 6 foot rectangular table, so the width is 30 inches and the length is 72 inches, and you have a 70x120 inch rectangular tablecloth. Subtract 30 from 70 to get 40 inches wide (70-30=40) and then subtract 72 from 120 to get 48 inches long (120-72=48). Now divide those numbers by 2, giving you a 20 inch drop on widthwise and a 24 inch drop lengthwise (40/2=20 and 48/2=24).

If you know what size table you have and length of a drop you want, you can find out the tablecloth size you need by multiplying the drop length by 2, then adding the table width and length (if you want a non-uniform drop, you will have to individually calculate the widthwise and lengthwise drop lengths). For example, you have an 8 foot table (30 inch by 96 inch) and want a 15 inch drop (halfway to the floor), you multiply 15 by 2 (15x2=30) then individually add the table width and length to get 60 inches wide by 126 inches long (30+30=60 and 30+96=126, respectively), which means you need a 60x126 rectangular tablecloth to get a uniform tablecloth drop of 15 inches.


Standard tablecloth sizes for rectangular tables:

  • 6 foot rectangular banquet table: 60x102 tablecloth and 90x132 tablecloth
  • 8 foot rectangular banquet table: 60x126 cloth and 90x156 tablecloth