Monday, 3 November 2014

Choosing the Right Tablecloth Size

Choosing a Tablecloth Size V 1.0

Some people on this earth are blessed with the gift of preparation. This innate ability to have everything they need at hand when they need it. And when they go shopping for a tablecloth, for rent or to buy, they know exactly what they need to know. For the rest of us mere mortals it can be a little more. Did you measure your table? Do you know what type of shape it is? These are all things you should know that maybe you didn't exactly think you should you know. But don't fret here are 5 simple tips to get you your perfect tablecloth size.
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Knowing your Table Shape

Their are 4 basic table shapes:
  • Oblong
  • Oval
  • Round
  • Square
If you are unsure of exactly which type of table shape that you own you can find out more information here!

Measure your Table!

When measuring your table remember to measure end to end and double check every single measurement (bit of a tongue twister!) One wrong measurement can lead to a tablecloth that just doesn't quite fit right and this can be demoralising after investing all that money.

Centimetres and Inches!

Although I'm sure all you mathematicians out there can just work this out in your head in a jiffy, it is best to take down the measurement in inches and centimetres to insure there are no complications when purchasing your tablecloth.It takes 2 seconds and could save you a big headache!

Add on the Table Skirting

Table skirting is the part of the tablecloth that falls down from the table. Industry standard is around 8 - 10 inches but this is entirely up to you and shorter or longer table skirts can add a little something extra to the room.

Invest in a Vinyl Plastic Tablecloth

If your going all out on a tablecloth please, please, please invest in a vinyl tablecloth. Learn from my mistake. Its does not cost much at all to purchase a vinyl plastic tablecloth and it can save you a lot of money. Definitely worth the couple of pound.

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