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If you're not happy, we're not happy. That's where our "Love It or Send It Back" policy comes in. If you're dissatisfied with your Ballard purchase for any reason, you can return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or full refund* (excluding Shipping & Processing fees).

You are invited to try items within our Best of Ballard collection risk-free for 30 days. If you're not satisfied, we will refund the purchase price AND shipping costs. Best of Ballard items are exempt from additional discounts and free shipping offers.

If you don't absolutely love your new slipcovered seating or upholstered seating for any reason, return it within 10 days of delivery absolutely free – we'll even pay the return shipping. It's that simple. We guarantee it. Now doesn't that make you happy?

*Excludes personalized, customized, monogrammed or COM (customer's own material) unless defective.

We want you to be happy. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or refund (excluding Shipping & Processing fees). All products are guaranteed from defects for a full year.

Please carefully inspect your order upon delivery. If you receive damaged or defective merchandise, you may contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-536-7551 and a representative will be glad to arrange a return or exchange for you.

Please note: Any items that are monogrammed, customized, Customer's Own Material (COM), or made-to-order cannot be modified, cancelled, returned or exchanged unless damaged or defective. Defective items will be exchanged unless no longer available, in which case a Merchandise Certificate will be issued. Once a returned item is received in our warehouse, the return or exchange will be processed immediately. For credit card orders, you can expect to see your refund credit within 72 hours. For check and money orders, you can expect to receive your refund check within 7-10 business days.

Shipping Information Chart

Standard Shipping

Delivery Time

In-stock items will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.

Items ordered at the same time may not be delivered together.


Orders equal to and under $200 will be charged 15% of the total order value.

Orders over $200 will be charged 10% of the total order value with a cap at $350.

Oversized Handling Fee - $20-$40 per item

All shipping charges are based on the original retail price of the product prior to any discounts being applied.

*Orders placed in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands will have additional costs.

Expedited Shipping

Delivery Time

We offer Two Business Day or Next Business Day Expedited Shipping on many items. Expedited orders received by 4 pm ET Monday–Friday are shipped the same day.

Expedited order cut-offs may vary during weeks surrounding a federally recognized holiday.


Rates start at $25 for Two Business Day and $35 for Next Business Day and increase based on the size of your order. The amount will be calculated at check out or call us for a quote.

Oversized handling fee - $20-$40 per item

Truck Delivery

Delivery Time

Generally available for delivery 2-3 weeks after shipping.


Threshold Truck Delivery

  • Items are unloaded by the driver and placed inside the first-floor doorway, garage, or covered area of your choice.
  • If the home is a multi-dwelling building, the items will be delivered inside the residence.
  • Assembly not included.


In-Home Truck Delivery
- add'l $35 per item

  • On many larger items, like furniture, you have the option to upgrade the delivery experience to In-Home Truck Delivery.
  • Some items only ship via In-Home Truck Delivery.
  • With our In-Home Truck Delivery service, the item will be brought inside in your home, unpacked, placed in its final destination, and packaging materials removed.
  • Assembly is not included.

What To Expect For Truck Deliveries

  1. After your items have shipped, you will be contacted by our delivery partner to schedule a day and 4 hour window for your delivery.
  2. When scheduling, share any restrictions or special circumstances that could impact your delivery including, but is not limited to:
    • Narrow roads
    • Restricted delivery times
    • Gated entrances
    • Proof of insurance requirements
    • Multiple flights of stairs
    • Service elevator restrictions
  3. Ensure that all items will fit through access points such as doorways, stairways, hallways, elevators, and around corners into the desired location.
  4. On the day of delivery, our delivery partner will call you approximately 30 minutes prior to arriving at your home.
  5. Please prepare for your delivery by ensuring clear pathways and removing any fragile items that could be damaged during the delivery. Our delivery provider is unable to move any existing furniture.
  6. Our delivery experience is contactless and your signature is not required. If you observe an imperfection, notify the delivery team and either refuse the item or contact us at 888-263-9850 for a resolution.
  • Share any restrictions or
    special circumstances
  • Ensure that all items will
    fit through access points
  • Ensure pathways
    are clear
  • Remove fragile items that
    may get damaged
Contact us for a quote

Weekend/After-Hours Delivery

Weekend and after hours deliveries for your larger items, which require a scheduled window of time for delivery, may be available in limited areas for an additional cost.

Contact us for a quote

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Essential Tablecloth is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 320.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quilted tablecloth Well made. Quality product and I bought on sale. Love it.
Date published: 2023-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A CLASSIC You Can Rely On! I have purchased essential tables and tablecloths over the last 25 years and have always been pleased with the quality and durability of both. They last forever! The only reason I ever need to buy a new tablecloth is when I get a whim and want to change colors. I love that I can rely on Ballards to make a basic decorating need so easy.
Date published: 2023-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegant tablecloth. Beautiful tablecloth...well made...nice fabric. I can always depend on Ballard's for quality merchandise.
Date published: 2023-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased with the purchase! The color is very french vanilla. The fabric is extremely thick and the quality is evident. The trim is equally well-made.
Date published: 2023-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it...again. This is my second burlap tablecloth with fringe and I love them both. Quality heavy weight burlap and lined for added sturdiness and body, with fringe that just skims the floor. Doesn't stretch or warp (or have an odor like burlap often does). Can always count on Ballard Designs for great stuff!
Date published: 2022-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Tablecloth The tablecloth adds warmth and texture to the room. I purchased this tablecloth in the past because of the quality and great value. Ballard has been a go to for me since the 1980’s because of their excellent customer service.
Date published: 2022-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quilted White is Perfect Quilted white is the perfect white. Not too stark and not too creamy.
Date published: 2022-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well-made tablecloths I like these tablecloths. I have ordered a number of them. They hang well, clean well, and stay fresh-looking.
Date published: 2022-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tablecloth This tablecloth is perfect. It is the perfect color of cream, and when I put it in the dryer under wrinkle release all the wrinkles came out…. No ironing yay!!!
Date published: 2022-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality, style and value Great quality. Fit perfectly. Hemmed with small rope detail that looks so nice. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2022-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fringed tablecloth looks great As pictured this tablecloth fit my table and looks as I expected
Date published: 2022-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy! High quality! Perfect size! Fabric is heavyweight twill.
Date published: 2022-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Table cover! It matches my slipcovers from Ballard’s and is absolutely beautiful! Great service and have been buying from Ballard’s for over 20 years. Number one company in quality and service!!!
Date published: 2022-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s essential! Perfect size. Nice heavy fabric. I got the “super white” twill which I was a little worried about being too white? But no, it’s just a perfect standard white.
Date published: 2022-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous warm ivory beauty!! Classic warm ivory tone. I love it with my warm color tone home. Outstanding quality and beauty. Drapes elegantly. My table now serves as both spillover pantry and stage of multiple cookbooks near the kitchen and in the family room. 44” round table 108” round off-white fringed essential tablecloth. Accent 52” square or 70” round tablecloth seasonally changed.
Date published: 2022-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cream Fringed Table Cloth Very well made and looks beautiful in our room. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2022-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Burlap fringed tablecloth Excellent quality burlap , fringe and lining as well as construction
Date published: 2022-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful addition! The cloth is of good fabric that adds texture to our room. We now have three of these to change out over the season in our living room. That one small change affects everything else.I do have a glass top.
Date published: 2022-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grandma is Happy! The Tablecloth was a perfect fit!!!!!!Hard to find for such an odd table!
Date published: 2021-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bang for your buck tablecloth! Great tablecloth for the price! I ordered the 30". Looks custom.
Date published: 2021-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the fringe! I've always liked the look of the burlap tablecloth and recently swapped my velvet cloth for this one and I'm happy with the result. A bit stiffer material and a mild chemical odor. This was alleviated by a few cycles in the dryer with some dryer sheets.
Date published: 2021-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it ! I know these are a bit pricy, but they are worth it! Very nice, thick material, great quality
Date published: 2021-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply elegant. This is a heavy fabric with substantial trim. I used a pair of these on the essential table for my screen porch. Looks perfect and even better the humidity smoothed out the wrinkles!
Date published: 2021-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful fringe tablecloth Love this essential tablecloth and table combo. Makes it so easy to have a beautiful piece that looks custom but without the wait time! Also love the fringe detail.
Date published: 2021-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great table covers I love these table top covers. The quality is excellent. The choices of material is good and they work perfectly over their tables.
Date published: 2021-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from burlap tablecloth awesome tablecloth - I love it, even though the wait was long, it was worth it!
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential table cloth Love this tablecloth. Added a small embroidered square one on top and it looks amazing!
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hard to find this is the only site where I was able to find this weight table cloth. it is very good quality.
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Very nice table cloth and good quality. Perfect length.
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Round table with tablecloth Needed a larger table with presence to balance my guest bedroom and this table with the tablecloth was perfect.
Date published: 2021-03-14
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