Picking the Right Size Table Umbrella for your Outdoor Table

An umbrella is a great addition to any outdoor furniture. It allows you to enjoy your outdoor living space with protection from harmful UV rays from the sun.

One of the most important things that you need to do, is making sure that you choose an umbrella with a pole width that is small enough to fit through the hole in your outdoor table. You will find that most outdoor patio tables have a hole that is designed for an umbrella, that is between 1.75” and 2” in diameter. The good news is that all of the umbrellas for sale at Sunniland Patio have a pole diameter of 1.5”, so should be able to fit into almost any table with ease.

Another thing that should be considered when trying to find the right-sized umbrella for your table is the size of your table. Ideally, your umbrella should have a canopy that is large enough to completely cover your table, as well as extend over the sides, so that chairs surrounding the table are also covered. So if your table is 6 feet in length, then you should be looking at an umbrella with a canopy diameter of at least 10 feet. This way, everyone can enjoy the table in shade, protected from the sun.

One of the last things you should consider is the height of the umbrella. Most umbrellas are relatively tall and pose no issue for the majority of the population. However, this is especially important to consider if there is someone tall who you need to cater to, in order to prevent any potential accidents or discomfort. When it comes to umbrella models such as the new crank lift Monterey, the larger the canopy, the higher the pole. Heights start at 97", but go all the way up to 108", for those who are looking for something with a little more room underneath. Sometimes it might be worth it to buy a slightly larger model if it means that your friends and family can all comfortably fit underneath.

If you are still concerned, a great option is to invest in a tilting umbrella. These models can be tilted as much or as little as you need in any direction and can be moved according to the position of the sun. This way, taller guests can sit opposite the umbrella that is tilted away from them, giving them more space, while still receiving all of the protection from the elements that it offers. 

When you have all of your measurements, make sure to only buy an umbrella from a reputable site such as Sunniland Patio. The website offers a full range of customizable options for any umbrella, which allows you to pick the size (and shape) of the canopy, and how tall you want the umbrella to be when fully extended. You can find one that meets your exact specifications, and if you are still lost, the team is more than happy to help.

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