Don’t let anyone tell you there is no “standard” size 8’ trade show table. It is 30” wide x 96” length x 29” in height.
There are “classroom style” 8-foot tables and these are 18” wide instead of 30” wide. Lastly there are a few 8’ table that are only 24” wide such as the Correll, Melamine, and KI brands.
Some tables are adjustable to 36” or 42” or customers purchase table leg extenders to raise their tables to 36” or 42” inches at trade shows so the display on the table is more visible to the attendees.
Many exhibitors like owning their table and not having to worry about what size table will be at the next event they attend. We offer folding 8’ tables with a carry handle as well as leg risers.
Promotional Table Cover Styles For Trade Shows And Promotional Events
There are three styles available;
A Spandex table cover offers a very modern, fresh look. This tablecloth stretches then fits snugly on the table by simply placing the table legs in the leg pockets of the cover. In addition to the custom printed Spandex table covers being very stylish and providing the standout look, another great advantage is they are wrinkle-free. The stretch covers are available in 4- sided and 3-sided open back options to have a staff member seated at the display table or 4-sided with a zipper for easy access to storage under the table. Our zippers, like the leg pockets, are reinforced to make the product durable.
Tablecloths in the printed tablecloth industry are known as promotional table throws. They are also referred to as custom printed table drapes.
For the standard 30” x 96” x 29” table, the throw size is 90” x 156”.
For the “classroom” table 18” x 96” x 29” the throw size is 78” x 156”.
A 24” x 96” x 29” table uses a 82” x 156” throw.
The 30” x 96” 8’ at 36” height, the correct throw size is 102” x 168”
18” x 96” x 36’ = 90” x 168”.
24” x 96” x 36” = 96” x 168”.
With 42 risers or at 42” height
30” x 96” x 42” = 114” x 180”.
18” x 96” x 42” = 102” x 180”.
24” x 96” x 42” = 108” x 180”.
For any of these sizes that the product is not listed on our website, simply call us to order.
The third style available for a branded table cover is a fitted tablecloth (also known as a fitted table cover.)
Promotional custom fitted table covers are fitted for a table size. It is all one-piece of Polyester fabric with the top and sides sewn together. We offer the most options in the industry to meet your style and use requirements. Choose the traditional pleated corner option or the stylish non-pleated box style version.
We offer several styles, including the 4-Sided or open back to be seated at the promotional booth table, and the 4-Sided with overlap back slit for easy access under the table for storage.
Advantages and disadvantages of a fitted vs a throw
In my opinion as a former trade show promoter for 11 years, a fitted looks more elegant and professional than a throw. If outdoors, you’ll never have to worry about wind blowing your cover around. The paneled design always keeps your branded tablecloth right in place. The disadvantage is that a fitted will only fit the table size it is designed for. With a throw you have the flexibility advantage of working for different sized tables. In a pinch, a 6 foot throw can be used on an 8 foot table, it will just be short on the ends.
Our Printed department offers lightweight, folding plastic 8 FT tables that are commercial grade to take to your events and not to have to worry about table sizes the venue provides.
We hope this information helped you understand table and table cover sizing and the options available. If you have any questions, are unsure about any other size needed or if you do not see the product you are interested in, call us 800-937-1159 or 305-424-9209. Any custom size can be manufactured.