SEP 26, 2016

Choosing the Right Tablecloth Size

Add a tablecloth to your dining room table and you create the perfect setting for parties, special get-togethers and dinner soirées.  The simple addition of a linen cloth not only protects the table, it makes a beautiful presentation. Choose the right sized tablecloth for maximum effect. You can buy a selection of different sized tablecloths right here at Giftware Ireland and buy with confidence using our size guide.

Picking Linen Tablecloths

Dining rooms tables come in many different shapes and a host of unique sizes.  This can present a few problems when you a purchasing a new tablecloth, how do you find one that isn’t too large or too small to fit the table you have in mind. Take a look at the shape of your dining room table then follow this action plan to pick the perfect size.

A Quick Solution for Most Tables

If time is pressing and you need a quick measuring guide to find the ideal sized tablecloth try this useful tool. Measure the full length of the table, whether this is a round, square, oval or a rectangular item of furniture.  Then add between 12 and 20-inches to the total size of the cloth to find something suitable for ordinary dining. If you want a cloth for fine dining, we suggest adding 60-inches to the dimensions to achieve the perfect drop.  

The Slightly More Scientific Approach

If you prefer a slightly more definitive guide to sourcing the right sized tablecloth the following information could be useful.  A handy way to estimate the size of the cloth required for the perfect drop is to measure the dimension of the table, subtract this from the linen diameter and divide this figure by two. For example, if you have a six-foot table the length would be 72-inches and the width would be 30-inches. Choose a 72 x 108-inch tablecloth and you should subtract 30 from 72 to get a 42-inch width and 72 from 108 to get 36-inches long. If you then divide these figures by two you get a 21-inch drop for the width and 18-inch drop for the length. Perfect!    

Of course, if you already have an existing tablecloth that fits perfectly on the table but is now looking a little worn, use this as your size template and order something new based on these dimensions.

We have plenty of tablecloths for sale at Giftware Ireland and they are guaranteed to dress you table impeccably and make your future dinner parties grand occasions. 

Created on 26th September 2016
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