Snap Drape Buyers' Guide

Snap Drape has been manufacturing table skirts for restaurants, hotels, and caterers since 1973. As the first company to patent a clip-on table skirting system, Snap Drape has led the hospitality linen industry for decades and continues to offer high-quality décor for a variety of venues.

Table Skirts

Table skirts are draped, pleated fabric made to attach to the edge of a table and hang to the floor, adding color and a touch of elegance to any room. Snap Drape's table skirts are available in four pleat styles:

  • Shirred Pleat
  • Accordion Pleat
  • Boxed Pleat
  • Continuous Pleat.

Each of these pleat styles is available in a wide range of colors, sizes, and fabrics so that you can find the one that matches your décor perfectly.

Table Covers

Fitted table covers are tablecloths that feature a single pleat at each corner, allowing the fabric to drape to the floor while fitting snugly around the top of the table. These are sometimes sold in sets with table skirts so that the draped fabric can pleat all the way around the table. These are also available in conference-cut, where one side is cut short to allow chairs to slide under the table.

Contour table covers are made out of a stretchy polyester/spandex blend and are made to stretch tightly over the top of a table, down to the feet of the legs, where the cover includes rubber foot cups to set the feet into. The result is a modern, contoured appearance. These are available in a variety of sizes and colors, and can even be custom printed via dye sublimation for custom designs. Contour table covers are also available in conference-cut to allow room for chairs on one side of a rectangular table.

Table throw covers are tablecloths that are allowed to drape to the floor naturally, without the use of any pleats to control the folds or form the fabric to the table. These are often the most economical table covering option, and offer plenty of choices in size, color, and fabric design. This style of table cover is also available in shorter, more economical versions as pre-cut tablecloths.

Miscellaneous Covers

Snap Drape offers covers for more than just tables, which can allow you to pull the look of your space together more cohesively. Trash can covers are available in drape models and stretchy polyester/spandex snug fit. The contour-style covers are available in black, white, and burgundy. The drape-style covers are available in black, white, burgundy, teal, and sable.

Beverage dispenser covers can help any catering business achieve a more formal appearance by covering coffee, tea, or juice dispensers. These covers are available in 100 percent polyester that fits over the top of the dispenser or in a stretchy polyester/spandex blend that stretches over the dispenser. These covers are available in black, white, red, brown, burgundy, raspberry, cream, purple, yellow, blue, and teal.

Tray stand covers are available in drape- or contour-style in a variety of colors. They are available in sizes to fit tray stands as small as 30-inches high and as large as 36-inches high.

Cloth Napkins

Cloth napkins can add a touch of class to any restaurant or catering service. Snap Drape cloth napkins are available in 17-inch by 17-inch squares and 20-inch by 20-inch squares. They also come in a variety of colors and patterns to match your other linens. To help decide on a size, consider how formal your operation is. Formal dinners usually use larger napkins, while the smaller size is used for luncheons and buffets.