Getting the right linen is important to set the tone of your event. Choose your tablecloth hire by size, shape or colour with ease with our helpful guide.
Linen hire can be the thing that makes or breaks an event. Linen is the way people add colour to their weddings and banquets, and event organisers are always careful to rent linen that not only matches colour but also offers the right style of draping.
We offer a wide range of linen in a variety of different colours, shapes and sizes to help ensure we can meet your specifications. This huge range can overawe the first-time hirer so we’ve also done what we can to make the process as easy as possible.
Every single linen product page has listed in the description the size of table that the respective piece of linen fits to help ensure that you can make the right choice. We have also recommended linen sizes in our table pages so you can hire furniture and linen together with confidence.
Most linen hire is measured in inches, so it’s important to measure your tables in that format before choosing what you need. Remember to include a bit for the “drape” between the table-top and the floor – the standard banqueting table is 30 inches tall.
Table linen is either square, rectangular or circular. With most tables it should be intuitive what to choose, but for oval tables we recommend the larger rectangular pieces of linen while smaller circular tables normally have a square tablecloth.
Runners and sashes will add an accent of colour to your table and chairs if you don’t want to go overboard, while napkins make a classy accompaniment.
Prior to dispatch, we have all of our linen hire professionally laundered and pressed so that it is ready for delivery. To do this requires industry-specific machinery and because of that we do not ask our customers to launder linen prior to it being collected.
We do not charge a send it back dirty price for our linen as it is included in the linen hire cost. The only thing we ask our customers to do is to repack their linen hire dry and free of any food debris in the bags that it was shipped in. Linen which is returned wet or with attached food debris is much more likely to be unable to be cleaned, and we have to charge replacement fees for any damaged or destroyed linen.
We’ve made it easier than ever to work out how much it will cost to get your event hire order delivered. Simply tap the Expo Hire Birmingham logo anywhere on the website to take you to the homepage, where you will find our carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode into the clever widget and it will confirm not only what the costs for delivery and collection are, but confirm which of our websites is closest to you so you don’t need to worry about overpaying.
We’ve also listed every possible extra charge on the carriage calculator page. If applicable, these charges are confirmed in the checkout once you have confirmed your delivery dates and address and are itemised in full so that there are no nasty surprises.
Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply tap the link in the automated text we send you and you can find out where they are - no need to call for updates.