Different Types of Tablecloth Fabric
With so many different tablecloth fabrics out there, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. Tablecloths are manufactured in a variety of different fabrics and materials, including linen, cotton, polyester, silk, organza, vinyl, PVC, oilcloth and many more, so there’s certainly a look and a price to suit every occasion.
Perhaps one of the most well-known tablecloth fabrics, cotton tablecloths come in many styles from elaborate batistes to casual prints, and the quality of the cotton that’s used can vary dramatically. To keep a cotton tablecloth in the best possible condition, a regular machine-wash cycle with stain treaters, and a bleach for whites, followed by a quick iron should ensure that your cotton tablecloth stays in a decent state.
If you’re looking for an elegant option for your fabric tablecloth, linen always adds a dash of refinement to your dinner party or family celebration. Made from the flax plant, this traditional and somewhat expensive fabric has longer fibres than cotton, giving it a much greater durability. There’s no doubt about it, linen is a beautiful, rich fabric, which is sure to add a touch of class to your table but the material does require attention to keep it looking at its best. You will need to wash it on a delicate cycle in cold water, then iron the tablecloth on a high heat whilst it is still slightly damp.
Polyester is a chemically made fibre, which can now be extruded as very fine yarn to imitate the weaves of linen and other delicate fabrics at a more affordable price. Plain polyester tablecloths rarely come in solid colours and simple styles, as the intricate weaves and patterns are designed to camouflage the rougher, shinier texture of the fabric. It does dye well, however, producing rich, vivid colors that are less prone to fading than other natural fibres. Polyester tablecloths are easy to care for as they just need to be washed and dried.
PVC and Oilcloth Tablecloths
At JustWipe, we offer one of the largest collections of PVC tablecloths in the United Kingdom. Made from 100% plastic, PVC tablecloths offer really good value for money and are a high-quality product. Also known as vinyl coated tablecloths, our wide selection of PVC tablecloths is available in a huge range of colours and styles, so we can cater for every tablecloth design theme, to complement homes, gardens, schools, restaurants, and cafes to name but a few.
An oilcloth tablecloth is generally very hard-wearing. This is because they’re made from 100% high quality cotton, which is then given a hot melt vinyl (PVC) coating in order to get a waterproof and wipe-clean finish.
Our PVC and oilcloth tablecloths are perfect for busy families on the go. There’s no need to worry about spillages as you can simply wipe away any mess and your tablecloth will stay as good as new. No need for washing and no need for ironing – just wipe!
A fantastic range of PVC and Oilcloth Tablecloths
At JustWipe, we are always striving to bring you the latest designs at great value for money. At the moment, our fantastic range includes the following:
- Dotty and Spotty
- Check-Gingham and Striped