Linen Tablecloths - Add Class To Your Dining Room

No, a linen tablecloth will surely not make your feast taste any better! Tablecloths just add style and grace to your dining table, whether at home or in any eatery. They play an imperative role in the presentation of food and the table itself. No matter how expensive your dining table is or how fine your cutlery or crockery is, choosing an inappropriate tablecloth will snatch the charm away from your table.

The magic of linen

In older days, linen was considered to be one of the most celebrated and useful cloth materials. Linen was derived from the fibers extracted from the flax plant. Linen is one of the oldest fabrics used by people for wearing and decorative purposes. In ancient Egypt, linen was so valued that it was sometimes used as a mode of exchange. Nowadays linen isn't all genuine plant fiber, rather it is a mixture of synthetic threads and is weaved on special machines.

Why is linen perfect for tables?

Linen is one of the most hunted fabrics to be used as a tablecloth. Why is that so? Well, it is a fact that linen is eye candy for many women. Linen tablecloths commonly have a very high gleam and are available in a variety of natural shades together with beautiful bright colors. The feel of linen tablecloths is also exceptionally pleasant, sometimes both soft and brittle. The best linen quality is very smooth, but even a bit of deficiencies in the linen do not diminish its worth and beauty and allows it to be eligible for different variations of tablecloth. The water absorbing ability of this fabric is another reason why it is measured to be so much of a perfect fabric for tables and other kitchen and dining room items. A linen table cloth can retain up to fifteen percent of its weight in water and still won't feel wet. To top it off, water quickly disappears from linen. This is an advantage to making tablecloths from linen as it will deal with water spills on the table during your meal. The basic wood of the table will therefore be protected by a linen tablecloth.

Treasuring the linen tablecloth

Caring for a linen table cloth is not actually rocket science. Linen is surely not a very high maintenance textile, however, a couple of things must be considered when handling linen tablecloth. For instance, ironing and folding linen may spoil the fibers. Linen should always be ironed when it is wet as it gets more prone to damage when it dries. Linen does wrinkle easily, even though the usual wrinkles in linen cloth are, for a lot of people, part of its appeal.Linen is defiant to harm from any kind of insects, so insects should not be a dilemma when deciding to store linen tablecloth. It is a tough cloth and is resistant to easy damage. This means that it can be washed in plenty of ways like dry cleaning, hand washing or machine washing.

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