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  • 2021: What Size Tablecloth Do I Need?

    Now that you know how many people fit at the various size tables, and have your tables picked out for your event, you still have to figure out what size linens you need. This can be very confusing and time consuming, so we’ve made it easy for you.

    Table linens come in many fabrics. The least expensive and most popular option is polyester. But if you want to change it up you can choose from spandex, organza, lamour, satin, lace, velvet, burlap… For a more casual look, use lap length. For an elegant look, go with floor length.

    Round table linens

    Add an overlay to the base linen in a contrasting color or fabric for a layered look.

    Size of Table Table Seats Lap Length Floor Length
    36″ Round 4 72″ 90″
    48″ Round 6 90″ 108″
    60″ Round 8-10 90″ or 108″ 120″
    72″ Round 10-12 108″ 132″

     

    Cocktail table linens

    You can also add a square topper over the base cloth on your cocktail tables. Or, get a corresponding ribbon and tie the cloth around the middle for a different look. For a dramatic look, order your linens a little longer for a puddle effect.

    Size of Table Floor Length
    24″ Round Short Cocktail 84″
    24″ Tall Highboy Cocktail 108″
    30″ Round Short Cocktail 90″
    30″ Tall  Highboy Cocktail 108″
    36″ Round Short Cocktail 96″
    36″ Tall Highboy Cocktail 120″
    30″ Square Short Cocktail 90″
    30″ Square Tall Cocktail 96″

     

    Banquet linens

    Runners can be used with rectangle linens to add color and visual interest to your table.

    Size of Table Table Seats Lap Length Floor Length
    4′ Banquet 4-6 60″ x 96″ 82″ x 106″
    6′ Banquet 6-8 60” x 120″ 90″ x 132″
    8′ Banquet 8-10 60″ x 120″ 90″ x 156″

    Square linens

    Add a topper or layer different sized linens to create an interesting look.

    Size of Table Table Seats Lap Length Floor Length
    48″ Square 8 72″
    60″ Square 8 90″ 108″
    72″ Square 12 120″ 132″

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What size tablecloth do I need for a 6 foot table?

    For a lap length tablecloth on a 6′ banquet table you need a 60″ x 120″ linen.  For a floor length tablecloth, you need a 90″ x 132″ linen.

    What size tablecloth do I need for a 8 foot table?

    For a lap length tablecloth on a 8′ banquet table you need a 60″ x 120″ linen.  For a floor length tablecloth, you need a 90″ x 156″ linen.

    What size tablecloth do I need for a 60″ round table?

    For a lap length tablecloth on a 60″ round you need a 90″ or 108″ round linen.  For a floor length tablecloth, you need a 120″ round linen.

    What size tablecloth do I need for a 72″ round table

    For a lap length tablecloth on a 72″ round you need a 108″ round linen.  For a floor length tablecloth, you need a 132″ round linen.

     

    You can download a chart with all of the table and linen sizes here:  Table : Linen Chart

    Table Linen Chart

    Some may wonder if it’s better to just buy the table linens. To help you answer that question, check out this blog.

    View our Pinterest board here for some great table decoration ideas.

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    What size tablecloth do I need?
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    Candace

    Candace is a 3x Start-up Founder and Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP). She geeks out on brainstorming bold ideas and then actually brings some of them to life. She is currently the CEO of Reventals, where her mission is to reduce overconsumption by making it as easy to rent as it is to buy.

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