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Table Sizes, Chairs, Tablecloth Size Comfort in Restaurant and Hotel

Table Sizes and numbers of Chairs
In Restaurants and Hotels dining table serves different purposes for different people. For some, it is used to hold important functions or get-togethers (i.e. in holiday hotels and some other special restaurants). For some other, it serves as an everyday dining area. For some, it not only serves a place to eat but to work and socialize as well (lunch restaurants and cafeterias).

Once you have decided on the specific function of the dining table, it is time to decide on another important consideration: the size. Dining table dimensions vary depending on how many people you would need to sit into it. 

The first thing to consider when choosing the appropriate dining table dimension is the space you are putting it in. There must be enough room left in the dining area after you arrange your dining table. There must also be enough room for each person who will be seated at the dining table to move around.

Choosing the right tablecloth size for your table can make all the difference between enjoying a table that looks and feels right, and one that doesn't.

Tables can be one of four sizes: oblong, oval, round, square. Tablecloths are made in various sizes for each table shape.

As a rule of thumb, you should allow at least 50 cm in width for each person at the table, and at least one person's width between them. For good comfort we suggest you 60 cm and 70 cm are indicated for amply and generous space for each person.

Tablecloths Sizes and the overhang length
Once you have the measurements of your table you need to think about the overhang that you would like to have on each of the sides. Do you want the cloth to come all the way to the floor at the front and sides? This would be the case for a very elegant dining room. Or to overhang half way for a restaurant/dining table? Mussner Hotel Textile suggests you to calculate overhang of at least 25 cm per table side.
 

RECTANGULAR AND SQUARE TABLE

Eliminating the top side chairs and reducing the person seated on the long sides you are increasing the comfort for a fine dining table. 

The graphics below offer some basic guidelines for hotel, restaurant and cafeteria table capacities. Capacities are based on standard chair sizes. If large, swiveling chairs are used, adjust accordingly. The size indicated in the graphic refers to the table size.  Suggested tablecloth sizes are indicated in bold.
 

110x160 cm

110x190 cm

110x230 cm

140x170 cm

140x180 cm

4-6 persons

6-8 persons

8 persons

6 persons

6 persons

 

140x200 cm

140x230 cm

140x260 cm

170x210 cm

170x230 cm

6-8 persons

8 persons

10 persons

8 persons

10-12 persons

 

   

170x270 cm

170x310 cm

140x140 cm

   

12-14 persons

12-16 persons

4 persons

   

OVAL TABLE

A round table with 110 cm diameter gives place for max. 6 persons. A 150 cm diameter table gives place for max. 10 persons. Reducing the number of chairs you are increasing the comfort at the table

The graphics below offer some basic guidelines for hotel, restaurant and cafeteria table capacities. Capacities are based on standard chair sizes. If large, swiveling chairs are used, adjust accordingly. The size indicated in the graphic refers to the table size.  Suggested tablecloth sizes are indicated in bold.

       

170 cm

190 cm

       

4 persons

6 persons

       

 

 

140x200 cm

150x180 cm

150x210 cm

150x240 cm

120x280 cm

 

6-8 persons

6-8 persons

6-10 persons

8-12 persons

8-12 persons

 

Restaurant table cloths need outstanding absorbency, stain release and color retention, all hallmarks of Mussner high quality, durable tablecloths.

Tablecloth fabric is important as they affect the way the tablecloths will hang on the table, the way they feel to the touch, the way the light bounces off the cloth surface etc. If you are a cafe or diner that serves breakfasts and fast foods then polyester tablecloths might be more appropriate. 

In terms of colors, white is the safest choice especially for a restaurant that focuses on formal events. It is a wise choice and shows to the customer that you have a clean restaurant with nothing to hide. White is also the color that exudes dining elegance, and class. If white is not a possibility then you could always have a linen under cloth or a table runner for accent with a different color.

We offer you in our Hotel Table Linen Shop a large collection and a wide selection of quality restaurant tablecloths, including pricing for restaurant tablecloths of different table cloth materials and colors. You can choose from 100 % Cotton, Half-Linen, 100 % Linen or Polyester blended fabrics.

Calculating the Tablecloth Size:
Use a measuring tape to determine the length and width of your table. If your table is round, measure the diameter or length from end to end, of your table. To calculate the size of cloth you need - you then have to add some of those measurements together.

For the length of the tablecloth you need to add (height or overhang on left side) + (full length measurement) + (height or overhang required on right side). 

For the depth of the tablecloth you need to add (height or overhang required at front) + (full depth measurement) + (height or overhang required at the back).

This then gives you the size of the cloth that you need for your order. 

Table Size (length and depth or diameter) plus 2x desired Overhang (minimum 25 cm/side) = Ordering Size

Remember: Make sure and get a high quality tablecloth with high quality napkins to give your occasion the proper effect. There is nothing worse than a cheap tablecloth and napkins.
Mussner Hotel Table Cloth Online Shop guarantees you the quality!