# Centering a Table

I have a tabular environment nested within a table environment which I'd like to place horizontally centered. What's the best way to achieve this?

If the right thing to do is use the \centering command, should \centering enclose the table or just the tablular environment?

I think you should use \centering within the table environment for best results.
\begin{table}

• The center environment adds unwanted vertical space. – egreg Feb 19 '12 at 21:37
• @IsaacKleinman If you'd like to centre the whole table environment you'd have to use \begin{center} \end{center} environment, which is why egreg said that. – Ayman Elmasry Feb 20 '12 at 7:22