How to measure your table for a tablecloth

It’s easy to measure your table for a new tablecloth – just follow these simple steps.

Watch our quick guide

Please bear in mind that one of the most common questions we get asked is: how much overhang should there be on a tablecloth? We recommend an overhang of 20 cm at each side of your table so remember to add at least 40cm to the width and length of your table to allow for the overhang – you want your tablecloth to drape over the edges of your table for a nice, neat finish.

How to measure a square table for a tablecloth

How to measure a square table for a tablecloth | Wipe Easy Tablecloth

Step 1

Measure the length and width of your table (they will be the same!)

Step 2

Add at least 40cm to allow for an overhang of 20cm fabric at each side of your table.

Step 3

Select the design you would like to purchase and choose the required size from the drop-down menu, rounding up or down to the nearest 10cm.

How to measure a round table for a tablecloth

How to measure a round table for a tablecloth | Wipe Easy Tablecloth

Step 1

Measure the diameter of your table (the distance from one side to the other, passing through the centre).

Step 2

Add at least 40cm to the diameter of your table to allow for an overhang of fabric.

Step 3

Select the design you would like to purchase and choose the required size from the drop-down menu, rounding up or down to the nearest 10cm.

How to measure a rectangle table for a tablecloth

How to measure a rectangle table for a tablecloth | Wipe Easy Tablecloth

Step 1

Measure the length and width of your table.

Step 2

Add at least 40cm to the length and width to allow for an overhang of 20cm fabric around each side of your table.

Step 3

Select the design you would like to purchase and choose the required size from the drop-down menu, rounding up or down to the nearest 10cm.

How to measure an oval table for a tablecloth

How to measure an oval table for a tablecloth | Wipe Easy Tablecloth

Step 1

Measure the length and width of your table.

Step 2

Add at least 40cm to the length and width to allow for an overhang of 20cm fabric around each side of your table.

Step 3

Select the design you would like to purchase and choose the required rectangle size from the drop-down menu, rounding up or down to the nearest 10cm. Select rounded corners for an oval table from the optional extras drop down menu.

Tablecloths for extra-large tables

We have plenty of tablecloths for extra-large tables – simply make your selection from our choice of widest width tablecloth designs. If you still can’t find a tablecloth of the right size, don’t worry, we can make wipe clean tablecloths with a neat centre seam. This enables you to buy a wipe clean tablecloth up to a width of 240cm. You will see the centre seam option in the drop-down menu when you select your required size. Please contact us if you don’t see the size that you require.

Happy Customer Feedback

  • "The tablecloth is simply gorgeous, and great quality. The colours have brought Spring into my house, it's perfect!
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