For all tables, we recommend a standard drop (overhang of your tablecloth) of at least 8″. That means the 8″ of the finished tablecloth will hang over each side of the table. If you would like the drop to go longer, perhaps halfway to the floor (15 inch drop) , or all the way down to the floor (30″ inch drop), see the information below to calculate the correct size tablecloth linen for your table.


Round Table LinenRound Table Linen

If you know your table size and the desired “drop”, establish your tablecloth size 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), multiply 15 by 2 (15×2=30), then add the table diameter (30+60=90) to get 90 inches, which means you need a 90 inch round tablecloth.

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, or all the way to the floor (on a standard height table).

Standard sizes for common round table linen:

  • 30 inch round table: Seats 2-3 People: 64 inch cloth (17 inch drop)
  • 48 inch round table: Seats 6 People: 72 inch cloth (12 inch drop)
  • 60 inch round table: Seats 8 People: 90 inch cloth (15 inch drop)
  • 60 inch round table: 120 inch cloth (30 inch full drop)
  • 72 inch round table: Seats 10 People: 120 inch cloth (24 inch drop)
  • 72 inch round table: 132 inch cloth (30 inch full drop)

Common Round Tablecloth Drop Lengths

(Standard 30″ Table Height) Round Tablecloth Size
64″ Round 72″ Round 90″ Round 108″ Round 120″ Round 132″ Round
30″ Diameter 17″ Drop 21″ Drop Floor Length Too Big Too Big Too Big
42″ Diameter 11″ Drop 15″ Drop 26″ Drop Floor Length Too Big Too Big
48 ” Diameter 8″ Drop 12″ Drop 21″ Drop Floor Length Too Big Too Big
54″ Diameter Too Small 9″ Drop 18″ Drop 27″ Drop Too Big Too Big
60″ Diameter Too Small Too Small 15″ Drop 24″ Drop Floor Length Too Big
66″ Diameter Too Small Too Small 12″ Drop 21″ Drop 27″ Drop Too Big
72″ Diameter Too Small Too Small 9″  Drop 18″ Drop 24″ Drop Floor Length

 


Square Table LinenSquare Table Linen

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 42 inch square table and have a 62 inch square tablecloth. Subtract 42 from 62: (62-42=20),  then divide by 2 (20/2= 10 inches). This means a 62 inch square tablecloth will cover a 42 inch square table and drop 10 inches off the table, a typical distance from the floor.

If you know what size table you have and length of a drop you want, you can find out the table cloth size you need by multiplying the drop length by 2, then adding the table length. For example, you have a 42 inch table and want an 15 inch drop, multiply 15 by 2 (15×2=30) then add the table length (42+40=72) to get 72 inches; which means you need a 72 inch square tablecloth.

Standard tablecloth linen sizes for square tables:

  • 30″ square table – Seats 4 People: 52 x 52 (11 inch drop)
  • 36″ square table-  Seats 4 People: 62 x 62 (13 inch drop)
  • 42″ square table: Seats 8 People: 72 x 72 (15 inch drop)
  • 60″ square table: Seats 8-12 People (12 is a little tight) 85 x 85 (12.5 inch drop)

Common Square Tablecloth Drop Lengths

(Standard 30″ Table Height)  Square Tablecloth Size
42”x 42”
Square
54”x 54”
Square
62”x 62”
Square
72”x 72”
Square
81”x 81”
Square
85”x 85”
Square
90”x 90”
Square
30”x 30”
Square Table
6”
Drop
12”
Drop
16”
Drop
21”
Drop
25”
Drop
27.5”
Drop
Floor Length
36”x 36”
Square Table
Too Small 9”
Drop
13”
Drop
18”
Drop
22.5”
Drop
24.5″ Drop 27”
Drop
42”x 42”
Square Table
Too Small 6”
Drop
10”
Drop
15”
Drop
19.5”
Drop
22”
Drop
24”
Drop
60”x 60”
Square Table
Too Small Too Small Too Small 6”x 6”
Drop
10.5”
Drop
12.5”
Drop
15” x 15”
Drop
4’x 30”
Banquet Table
Too Small 3” x 12”
Drop
7” x 16”
Drop
12” x 21”
Drop
16.5” x 13.5”
Drop
18.5” x 27.5”
Drop
21” x Floor Length
Drop
6’x 30”
Banquet Table
Too Small Too Small Too Small Too Small 4.5” x 13.5”
Drop
6.5” x 27.5”
Drop
9” x Floor Length Drop

Rectangular Table LinenRectangular Table Linen | Banquet Table Linen

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 70×120 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 an 11-12 inch drop across the long side, you multiply 11 by 2 (11×2=22); then individually add the table width and length to get 52 inches wide by 120 inches long (30+22=52 and 96+24=120, respectively), which means you need a 52×120 rectangular tablecloth to get a uniform tablecloth drop of 11-12 inches.

Standard tablecloth linen sizes for rectangular tables:

  • 4 Foot rectangular banquet table: 52 x 72 tablecloth (standard Drop)
  • 6 foot rectangular banquet table: 52 x 114 tablecloth (standard drop), and 90 x 132 tablecloth (full drop)
  • 8 foot rectangular banquet table: 52 x 120 tablecloth (standard drop), and 90 x 156 tablecloth (full drop)

Common Rectangular Tablecloth Drop Lengths

(Standard 30″ Table Height) Banquet (Rectangular )Tablecloth Size
52” x 72”
Rectangle
52” x 96”
Rectangle
52” x 114”
Rectangle
52” x 120”
Rectangle
90” x 132”
Rectangle
90” x 156”
Rectangle
30”x 30”
Square Table
11” x 21”
Drop
Too Big Too Big Too Big Too Big Too Big
36”x 36”
Square Table
8” x 18”
Drop
8” x Floor Length
Drop
Too Big Too Big Too Big Too Big
42”x 42”
Square Table
5” x 15”
Drop
5” x 27”
Drop
Too Big Too Big Too Big Too Big
60”x 60”
Square Table
Too Small Too Small Too Small Too Small Too Big Too Big
4’x 30”
Banquet Table
11” x 12”
Drop
11” x 24”
Drop
Too Big Too Big Too Big Too Big
6’x 30”
Banquet Table
11″ x 0″ Drop 11” x 12”
Drop
11” x 21”
Drop
11” x 24”
Drop
To Floor on All Sides Too Big
8’x 30”
Banquet Table
Too Small 11″ x 0″ Drop 11″ x 9″ Drop 11” x 12”
Drop
18” x Floor Length
Drop
To Floor on All Sides