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Umbrella Size Guide

Umbrella Size Guide

Umbrellas are a great addition to your outdoor patio because they provide shade and shelter while sitting outside. Umbrellas come in many different sizes, so it may be difficult to know which one to choose. In this umbrella size chart, we will show you the different sizes of umbrellas at a glance and then explain which size is the best for which size table.

Table Size Umbrella Size

Up to 30”

6 to 6 ½ feet

Up to 48”

7 ½ to 8 feet

Up to 54”

9 feet

Up to 62”

10 feet

Up to 84”

11 feet

The 6 to 6 ½-Foot Umbrella

This size of a patio umbrella is designed for small tables up to 30” in diameter. This can be bistro tables, high-top tables, counter tables, or small dining tables. The umbrella will have to have a base that it is connected to so that the umbrella stays in place. Even if you are placing the umbrella inside the table through a hole, you will need to make sure the umbrella has a base so that it stays in place. This umbrella requires a 35-pound base to safely secure the umbrella in place. This size umbrella can provide up to 44 square feet of coverage.

The 7 ½ to 8-Foot Umbrella

This size patio umbrella is designed for tables up to 48” in diameter, which is typically standard dining tables or large high-top tables used for entertaining a number of guests. This size of umbrella will need a base between 40 and 60 pounds to keep it in place. Additionally, the umbrella will need a base if it is going to be placed in the hole of a patio table. This size umbrella can provide between 38 and 56 square feet of coverage.

The 9-Foot Umbrella

This size patio umbrella is ideal for large dining tables up to 54 inches in diameter. These large umbrellas are generally designed with large dining tables in mind, as they cover a large area. The base for a 9-foot umbrella will need to be between 50 and 65 pounds and will be required even if placing the umbrella through a hole in a table. This size umbrella provides between 38 and 56 square feet of coverage as well.

The 10-Foot Umbrella

Large tables up to 62” in diameter will typically have 6 chairs, which is what makes this umbrella the ideal size. The base for this large umbrella will need to be between 65 and 75 pounds to make sure the umbrella stays securely in place. Additionally, a base will be required if placing the umbrella in a table designed with a hole to hold the umbrella. This umbrella provides nearly 80 square feet of coverage.

The 11-Foot Umbrella

The last umbrella in our umbrella size chart is the 11-foot umbrella. This umbrella is large and covers tables up to 84” in diameter. These large tables typically hold many chairs; between 8 and 14. The base of the umbrella should be 75 pounds to keep it safely in place, and a base is required if placing the umbrella in a table with a hole to hold the umbrella. This large umbrella provides the largest coverage area of nearly 100 total square feet.