Red and white checkered tablecloths are a standard table linen found in pizzerias that want to create an authentic Italian decor. Though shape is an important consideration, you will want to make sure you over-estimate the size of the tablecloth. Allowing eight inches of overhang on your red and white checkered tablecloths is an industry standard. This creates a more attractive display as it hides where the table legs meet the table top. You will want eight inches of overhang on each side, so for round linens, add 16” to the overall diameter of the table top. With square and rectangular tables, add 16 inches to both the length and the width to achieve the required overhang (or drop) on each side.