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Product Knowledge 101: Table Linen

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Welcome to our third Product Knowledge 101 post. This week we are talking about Table Linen and the multitude of options available to you when choosing yours.

When choosing table linen you have three main options with regards to the material you pick; Polyester, PVC or Satin.

Polyester table cloths are hardwearing and easy to wash and iron and they benefit from the added bonus of feeling like cotton to the touch.

PVC table cloths are wipe-clean and there is no need to launder or iron them – they will last a long time and have non-slip felt backing.

Table cloths made from satin are the luxury option – they may stain and need careful laundering and ironing, but they will look pristine on the table.

Table linen is available in thousands of different designs from plain, to spotted, embroidered, striped, or embossed. Pick the design that suits the feel of your establishment – those who are looking for an american-diner feel could go for PVC cloths with a gingham pattern, whilst the expensive Italian establishment might go for rose-embossed satin table cloths.

Table skirting is also available to help cover table legs, and table protectors can be placed underneath table linen to protect surfaces. 

Whatever table linen you choose, ensure you have enough to replace those that encounter unexpected spillages.

That’s it for todays product knowledge. Last time: Cutlery. Next time: Food Labels.

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