User guide

What is the correct length for your tablecloth?

This guide will give you some useful tips on how to choose the correct tablecloth length for our table.

If you are looking for guidance on how to choose the correct tablecloth length for your table… you are in the right place!

We often get asked how long the tablecloth overhang should be when calculating the size of a required tablecloth. Today we will help you answer that question.

The answer is that it depends on a few factors. Formal tablecloths generally have a larger overhang than casual tablecloths. But for your home, we recommend an overhang of approximately 20 cm for each side of your table so remember, for your wipe clean square and rectangular tablecloths to add at least 40cm to the width and length of your table to allow for the overhang.

For your wipe clean round tablecloths: measure the diameter of your table (the distance from one side to the other, passing through the centre) and add 40 cm to the diameter of your table to allow for an overhang of fabric.

You want your tablecloth to drape over the edges of your table for a nice, neat finish. And of course not to impede your guests when the get up or sit down at the table.

We hope that this answers your question.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance. Refer to our FAQ section or contact us directly.


Tavarte is an e-commerce company specializing in the supply of tableware and kitchenware products designed and made by hand. Our extensive product range includes tableclothsplacemats and runners as well as ceramic mugsbowls and jugs to name just a few of our product ranges.

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