How To Measure For Your Cover
Finding the proper size cover is very important to the overall protection of whatever it is you're covering. The dimensions you see on our website are for our covers. The cover you choose will fit better and perform better if it is slightly larger than the object you are covering. Our rule of thumb is "Bigger is Better"!
Below you will find category links to helpful pages with measuring guides and covering tips. Click the link you are interested in and let us help out with determining which cover is right for you. If you have any questions during this process please contact us toll free 1(866) 889-8896 Monday-Friday between 8:30am-6:00pm CST, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measuring For Table and Table & Chair Set Covers|
Measuring for patio table covers and outdoor table and chair covers is easy with just a little preparation. Follow these steps to ensure a proper fit for your cover:
H = Height (sometimes called "drop") and this dimension for tables only is determined by measuring from the top of the table to the ground. For table and chair sets, H is found by measuring from the top of the chair back to the ground.
(Before measuring for L, W, or Dia on table and chair sets, place all chairs in as far as they will go underneath the table.)
L = Length and this dimension is found simply by measuring the longest side of the table if you are covering the table only. For table and chair sets L is obtained by measuring the longest end of the set from chair back across the table to the opposite chair back.
W = Width and this dimension is found for tables by measuring the side adjacent to the L side. For table and chair sets, the dimension is found by measuring the side adjacent to L from chair back across the table to opposite chair back.
Dia = Diameteron round furniture and this dimension is found by measuring from one side of the table across to the opposite side. If measuring a table and chair set, Dia is determined by measuring from one chair back across the table and chair set to the opposite chair back.
Go to Table Cover Selections
Go to Table and Chair Covers Selections
- Round table and table and chair set covers fit nicely over octagon and hexagon shaped furniture.
- Sometimes round table and chair sets can be covered with square covers because the chairs stick out enough to give the set a slightly square look.
- Oval table and chair sets can sometimes be covered with rectangular covers because of the shape made with the chairs around them.
- Chairs can be strategically placed around a table to get the best fit for a table and chair set cover. For example, a cover will fit a rectangular table with four chairs better if the chairs are positioned in each corner of the table.
- Having a problem with what we refer to as the "bowl effect"? The bowl effect is a cover that sags in the middle of the table and collects water. This happens because the chairs around the perimeter of the table are taller than the table, so the cover drops towards the middle of the table. There are two ways to prevent this from happening:
1. Place a large object such as a flower pot, bucket, beach ball, etc. on the table underneath the cover to form a raised area that will create valleys, allowing the water to flow off the table and onto the ground.
2. In lieu of purchasing a table and chair cover, purchase a cover for the table and separate covers for each of the chairs around the table.
- Table covers and table and chair set covers aren't intended to touch the ground so that air can properly circulate underneath the cover. Don't worry if the cover does not come all the way down to the ground.
- Bigger is better, so select an outdoor protective cover size that is slightly larger than your table or table and chair set dimensions.