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Flag Sizes – Dimensions Guide

If you’ve decided a flag is what you’re after to promote your marketing messages, you’ll need to know what size flag best suits you.

Below, we’ve created a handy guide that explains the different types of flags we have available along with the relevant dimensions for each one to help you choose the best flag for your needs.

Flag Dimensions Guide

Flag shapes

Before deciding on a size, it might be worth choosing a shape you’re happy with.

There are a variety of shapes to choose from, including: feather, teardrop, crest and rectangular.

Flag sizes guide

Our assembled flag sizes

Now you’ve decided on a shape, it’s time to think about the size of flag you want to display. Below, we’ve listed the different sizes to choose from:

Size referenceFeather shapeTeardrop shapeCrest shape
Small2600mm2100mm2600mm
Medium3200mm2800mm3200mm
Large4000mm3500mm4000mm

To help put these flag sizes in perspective, here’s a handy table to compare:

Foot (ft)Millimetres (mm)Which flag?
6ft1828.8mm-
7ft2133.6mmJust over small teardrop
8ft2438.4mm-
9ft2743.2mmJust over small feather/crest
10ft3048mmJust over medium teardrop
11ft3352.8mmJust over medium feather/crest
12ft3657.6mmJust over large teardrop
13ft3962.4mm-
14ft4267.2mmJust over large feather/crest
Outdoor Flag Comparision

Flags for indoor use

Believe it or not using flags indoors is incredibly popular! While the only limit to using flags indoors is the ceiling you’re displaying it in, choosing the right flag base is extremely important.

Some bases are simply not suitable for indoor use. The following flag bases are recommended for using with flags indoors:

  • Small or large crossbase. The crossbase is a neat lightweight base that suits all flag types. These can be coupled with a weighted ring for extra stability – but we recommend displaying these flags either to the side or back of your display set up – just so the base doesn’t get in the way of people walking.
  • Weighted square base. A slightly sturdier solution to the crossbase. This is more suited for displaying flags at the forefront of your stand – the extra weight on the base will prevent any knocks or bumps from toppling the flag over.
  • Drive on foot. Popular with garages and indoor car shows. As the name suggests, this base requires a car to have one of its tyres parked over it to keep the flag in place.
Flag bases for indoors

Matching the right base to the right flag

For small and medium flags, the small cross base is suitable to support your flag. For use outdoors, just add a weighted ring. A ground spike is also ideal for outdoor use in soft ground, or a 400mm weighted base for use on flat, even surfaces.

For large and extra large sized flags, a large cross base will be suitable. Again, a weighted ring can be added for extra support when using outdoors. Other bases may be available on request – so just give us a call to find out!

Final thoughts

  1. Decide on a shape that takes your preference. Think about what you want to display on your flag – this should help decide what shape to choose.
  2. Decide what size you want to go for. Is your event indoors? Think about height restrictions.
  3. Now pick a suitable flag base to ensure your flag sets up and stays up all day long.
  4. Final step? Enjoy the view of your stunning flag like the one below…
Topdeck Travel-min

Have we missed anything? If you need information or help with your flags, we’ll be more than happy to assist you – give us a call today on 0808 271 3107.