There are many different card table covers available on the market today. You can find covers to fit any kind of card table, whether you are using it to play bridge, bunco, poker or any other game. You are guaranteed to find good looking covers with features to enhance your games. However, when you are buying covering for your card table it’s important to think about more things than just appearance.
There are basically to main gropus of covers, the first one, it’s actually more of a table top than a cover. It provides space for poker chips, and even cupholders in some models.
The second group it’s basically a tablecloth.
In general, the covers for card tables are made from fabrics such as suede. But, you can choose a card table cover that is made from different types of material like linen, cotton, quilt, vinyl, flocked and plastic. The flocked fabrics are the preferred choices for most card players because of their card holding features. Besides that, this fabric has a suede-like feel and can give your space an elegant look if the covering has matching ribbon trim edges.
Aside from the material, you should also think about the color that you would want for a table cover. If you are shopping online, you find a wide variety of colors and sizes to choose from. Ensure that you choose a color to match the décor and ambiance in the space where you have the card table.
Once you have decided on the fabric and color, you can now look at the sizes available for card table covers. If you have a card table for poker, bridge or other games that would require players to sit, its best to get a cover with a drop allowance of four to eight inches all around. To ensure that you get a table cover with the right size and enough drop allowance, you can measure the table beforehand. For the ideal drop size, you need to measure the table width and multiply by 2. As an example, if you want a drop of six inches and the table size is 32 inches wide, this would be 32 inches, plus two multiply by six. This will give you a total of 44 inches, which is the perfect size covering to get for a square card table.
Note that once you have a general idea of the table size, it will be easier to make the necessary adjustments if you cannot find a cover with the exact size. Just remember that a longer drop allowance will always look more attractive.
In conclusion, you need to ensure that you are buying machine washable card table covers. This will ensure that you have a table cover that you can care for easily. If you keep these things in mind when shopping, you should be able to find the right covers to match your card table and overall home décor.