TABLE LINEN ADVICE
An essential addition to most dining rooms or outdoor eateries, table linens help to convey the theme and level of service in your establishment, while also offering a pop of color and protection for your tables. But with so many types of table linen out there, how do you know which one you need? That's a great question, and that's why we've created this guide - to guide you through the process.
Why cotton Table Linen?
Because they are strong and absorbent, we recommend cotton and linen. While they do require ironing, they are long-lasting and have the most luxurious feel and appearance.
Why 100% Polyester Table Linen?
If you’re looking for the highest level of pill, stain, wrinkle, and shrink resistance, these may be the table linens for you. They do not absorb liquids in the case of spills and can be machine washed just like cloth. They will not shrink in the dryer and even retain their size with repeated washings.
TABLE & KITCHEN LINEN LAUNDRY ADVICE
A well-dressed table sets a beautiful scene for family gatherings and special occasions. Caring for your table linens by following these suggestions will ensure that your tables are properly dressed for years to come.
Always wash matching table linens together (whether used or soiled) to allow them to wear at the same rate. Whenever possible, treat stains when they are fresh. If allowed to set, stains may be impossible to remove at a later date. See Helpful Hints below for treating difficult stains.
TIP: Unless linens are very soiled, you need only use half the recommended amount of detergent.
If possible, line dry outdoors to keep white linen at its whitest. Avoid twisting or wringing out linens before drying. For machine care, tumble dry on low heat until slightly damp.
Always check to make sure your steam iron is clean—mineral deposits may build up and cause brown spotting.
TIP: If you cannot iron immediately, roll linens in a towel or a plastic bag and temporarily store in the freezer for up to 24 hours. This trick will make your linens easier to iron while preventing mildew.
Storing Table Linens
Store tablecloths rolled around cardboard tubes or hung on hangers (without plastic) to prevent crease marks from setting, which can weaken fibres’. Store in a well ventilated place. Cover linens only in cotton, linen, or muslin, or wrap in acid-free tissue. Never use plastic, cardboard, or cedar chests to store your fine table linens.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR STAIN REMOVAL
Use these special tips for stain removal, and launder as usual. Do not dry or iron if the stain remains—treat stains until they disappear.