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Table Terms: Length, Width, Height, Diameter

Posted by JC on 7/18/2012 to Helpful Tips
What is a table width? What about table length? How tall is my table? How can I figure out the diameter of a table?

Here at TableSkirtingClip.com, we know these terms well because we work with them every day. But for many it's hard to determine the dimensions of their table -- though it doesn't have to be!



Here's what we can take from the illustration above:

-A table's LENGTH are the longest sides. The rectangular table pictured is a 6 foot banquet table. So, the length of the table is 72 inches.

-A table's WIDTH are the shorter sides. The rectangle table shown has a width of 30 inches. Some tables have different widths, though many standard banquet tables are 30 inches wide. It always helps to measure.

(Note: for square tables, the length and width are the same dimension. A 4 foot square table, for example, will measure 48"L x 48"W.)

-A table's HEIGHT is measured from the top of the edge down to the floor. The tables shown both have a height of 30 inches, which is common for many tables. Again, using a tape measure and double checking is always suggested.

-A table's DIAMETER, which is only used for measuring round tables, can be found by measuring across the top of the table (end to end) -- from the widest part of the table. The round table pictured above has a diameter of 72 inches.

(Note: finding the height for a round table is the same as a square or rectangular table; just measure from the table edge down to the floor.)


That wasn't too difficult! But knowing these dimensions can really help us figure out the best table linen sizes for our customers, especially since all tables are not made to the same specifications. (Some rectangular tables are only 24 inches wide, for example.)

It's especially important to know all of the dimensions before placing an order for Tablecloths, Fitted Tablecloths, or Table Skirting
. Knowing the table dimensions can be the difference between ordering the best size, and ordering a size that won't work.

Tip: If you're shopping for tablecloths, now that you know your table's measurements you can head on over to our Tablecloth Size Calculator and find the perfect size for your table!

Have a question regarding table sizing? Contact us and we'll be happy to help.

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Date 8/5/2014
Gloria
This was so helpful thanks, now am able have tech specs of the our office tables which am about to order. Great elaboration
Date 10/25/2014
Sylvia
Hi. I would really appreciate if you answer my question. I usually do holiday boutiques as I'm a beauty consultant and sell skin care products. I usually work with rectangular tables 6'x8'. So what measurements should I get for a tablecloth? I want the tablecloth to almost hit the floor and don't know how the height is. I do believe it reaches just below my waistline (5'4") so what size should I get?
Date 5/19/2015
C Ferguson
Greetings. Regarding the following wording in your website . . . "-A table's DIAMETER . . . can be found by measuring across the top of the table (end to end) -- from the center . . ." That is all correct for finding the diameter EXCEPT for the words "from the center" (which is how to measure "radius"). So, just omit "from the center" regarding diameter. God bless, C Ferguson ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TableSkirtingClip.com Reply: Hi C, Thank you so much for pointing that out! It was not worded properly and has been changed based on your input. What we intended to say was to measure going across the entire top of the table from the widest part of the table, though the wording could easily be interpreted as us saying to measure from the center (middle) of the table to the edge - which would be the radius. Our apologies for the miscommunication, and thank you again for your feedback!
Date 12/6/2015
Kimberly H. Nickelberry
I have a rectangle/ogling table. The size is 56" long and 42 inches wide. I would like the cloth to drop 6 inches all around what size table cloth would I need
Date 4/25/2016
john
if i have a rectangle table i know that 1200mm is diagonal size, need to know length & bredth = Please reply
Date 6/29/2016
Charlotte
I have a stand that is 18" diameter and 22" high. I would like to have a drop table cloth that hangs down to just about 1/2" off the floor. I have no idea where to start with this since the top of the stand is round. It is also marble and can be removed so cloth can sit under it if need be. Can you tell me if it is possible to find this cloth or have it made?
Date 7/4/2016
Geribates
I have a rectangle dining table measuring 44 W x 72 L. tThere is a round pedestal table that I am looking at that measures 56 x 56.
Date 8/18/2016
Danuta
Formula to calculate diameter if I know Length=914.40mm Width=12.00 Height=27.00
Date 10/8/2016
Dores
Date 10/8/2016
Dores
Does a 42 inch square table measure the same as a 42 inch rouund table
Date 4/26/2017
Lewis1204
I have a table top with a diameter of 50m and i need to find out the circumference of the table
Date 4/26/2017
Lewis1204
I have a table top with a diameter of 50m and i need to find out the circumference of the table
Date 6/23/2017
mn Garcia
This was very helpful! thank you!
Date 7/5/2017
Pam
helllo, I have a 6ft banquet table and I don't know what size table cloths to get, I want the table cloth to drop to the floor, Could you please advise? .thank you
Date 1/18/2018
thabile
hi Kindly assist planning on purchasing coffee table the measurements are as follows: measurement are Large size :1100 x 1100 x 400mm high coffee table. Standard size :900 x 900 x 400mm high coffee table My Que is , my apartment is 72 square meter, which table will be suitable. Thank you
Date 4/30/2018
Mukim Qureshi
thickness is : 0.5 to0.2 mm width is :30 to 80 mm so me gauge and inch in width
Date 5/17/2018
Tasheen
What would the thickness for a standard 8ft long banquet table be and tye thickness for a standard 60inches in diameter round table ve Please and thank you
Date 11/21/2018
Tiffany
This site was the best thing to happen for me today.
Date 2/2/2019
Jean
How long should I make a runner to go across a 60” diameter table?
Date 2/2/2019
Jean
How long should I make a runner to go across a 60” diameter table?
Date 3/9/2019
Mashiya Avila
Hello, I am putting two 6 ft rectangle tables side by side to form more of a square look. Please help with what size tablecloth I should use? I would prefer 1/2 way or all the way to the ground covered. Would a square 90x90 tablecloth work?
Date 9/4/2019
Brandy C
I have a 12' long by 8.5' wide dinning area and would like to know which round table, 48" or 54" diameter, would be best? The 48" seems quite small so will that space hold a 54"diam.? I currently have a square 47" that works OK, Im just worried about the amount of space for dishes and other things, on a 48"diam table. Thank you!!!
Date 11/9/2019
Obenobe Major
To get the area of dimension of a rectangle table were the lenght, width and height is given, do I need to neglect the height and opt for A = l x w Or it should be V= l x w x h
Date 11/15/2019
Lynda Newell
Round table, diameter 36inches, height 30 inches .
Date 11/15/2019
Lynda Newell
Round table, diameter 36inches, height 30 inches . Need table cloth 1 inch from floor. Thank you

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