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6 ft. to 8 ft. Patio Umbrellas

Get the Shade You Need


Umbrellas in the 6 to 8.5 ft. range will provide the shade coverage shown below. Measure the table or area that will be shaded and use the chart below to maximize the coverage.


Umbrella Size Table Size Approx. Sq. Footage Stand Weight Ideal for Shade Coverage

6 to 6.5 ft

Up to 30 inches

30 to 44 sq. ft.

35 lb or less Thru table only

Small bistro or small chat sets

7 to 7.5 ft.

Up to 36 inches

38 to 44 sq. ft.

40 to 60 lbs

Small bistro or small chat sets

7 to 8.5 ft.

Up to 48 inches

50 to 56 sq. ft.

40 to 60 lbs

4 Person dining sets, chat areas

Umbrella Shade Coverage


The most common umbrella shapes are round and octagonal but there are other options available including rectangle and square. Offset and cantilever umbrellas are unique options as well as the pole is located on the side of the umbrella rather than in the center. A little more flexibility in shade coverage can be taken into consideration when selecting a freestanding umbrella as you are able to easily adjust the furniture underneath the canopy.

You need to leave plenty to shade all of your guests so it is better to go up a size than down, If the umbrella is too small, tilting it could leave the your guest out in the sun rather than cool in the shade.

Selecting the best umbrella for your space needs a little forethought and planning. Take a look at the things you need to know in order to Find The Perfect Umbrella.


Umbrella Size Table Size Approx. Sq. Footage Stand Weight Ideal for Shade Coverage

6 to 6.5 ft

Up to 30 inches

30 to 44 sq. ft.

35 lb or less Thru table only

Small bistro or small chat sets

7 to 7.5 ft.

Up to 36 inches

38 to 44 sq. ft.

40 to 60 lbs

Small bistro or small chat sets

7 to 8.5 ft.

Up to 48 inches

50 to 56 sq. ft.

40 to 60 lbs

4 Person dining sets, chat areas

9 ft

Up to 48 inches

63 sq. ft.

65 to 75 lbs

4 Person dining sets, chat areas

10 ft

Up to 62 inches

78 sq. ft.

65 to 75 lbs

4 to 6 Person dining sets, chat areas

11 ft

Up to 84 inches

95 sq. ft.

75 lbs and up

Up to 8 Person dining sets, chat areas

11 x 8 ft

Up to 102 inches

88 sq. ft.

75 lbs and up

Up to 12 Person dining sets, large chat areas