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Tablecloth Frequently Asked Questions

Now anyone can get the look of a Michelin quality restaurant, whether it's for your hotel, bed and breakfast, or simply to impress your friends at home. With Richard Haworth, you can stock up on the very best tablecloths in order to perfectly accentuate your property. Here are some of our frequently asked questions which may be of help. 

1. Should I wash my tablecloths before use?

2. How can I remove stains from tablecloths?

3. Should I starch and iron my tablecloths? 

4. Can you provide matching table linen and napkins?

5. What sizes, shapes and colour are available?

6. Why are tablecloths so important?

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7. How can I find the best tablecloths?

8. Why choose tablecloths from Richard Haworth?

 

1. Should I wash my tablecloths before use?

Yes! It is important that any table linen is thoroughly washed before first use. The manufacturing process of the tablecloths may leave traces of dye behind that needs to be removed, whilst the first wash increases the tablecloth's resistance to stains in the future. In the case of our Signature Plus tablecloth range, the first wash activates the soft-touch finish and stain release properties, ensuring that the textured polyester feels like cotton and hangs on the table correctly.  

 

2. How can I remove stains from tablecloths?

The first step is a break-wash in clean cold water (up to 35°C) with a touch of detergent to soften debris that has dried on the fabric. The next step is the step-wash at 60°C for about about 6 minutes, followed by 80°C fir 8 minutes. Sodium percarbonate may be added to aid the cleansing process. Polyester tablecloths may need a little bit of extra care as oil-based 

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stains can be tough to shift. A gradual cooling wash should then occur to prevent the tablecloths from creasing. 

 

3. Should I starch and iron my tablecloths? 

Starching improves the look and feel of all table linen, and can act as a protective later from debris. Starching cotton table linen is a simple process in that you can simply add the appropriate amount of starch to the washing machine. The same process can be used for poly-cotton and polyester tablecloths.

When it comes to pressing, table linen should be passed though a shallow bed ironer. It's important that the ironer is set to the corect speed. The tablecloths should leave the ironer when they are only 'just' dry. If they are run through the ironer when completely dry you rish them becoming stretched distorted and glazed. 

 

4. Can you provide matching table linen and napkins?

Gingham Tablecloths
 Richard Haworth provide luxurious Signature Plus napkins and placemats, all available in the same 33 colours as our Signature Plus tablecloths. This offers our customers the flexibility to find a colour scheme which perfectly matches their decor. 

 

5. What sizes, shapes and colour are available?

Our Signature Plus tablecloths are offered in square, rectuangular and circular varieties, with sizes available to meet most requirements. They are also available in 33 different colours including the most popular; white, red, ivory, and black. 

Our Banquet tablecloths are all circular, and are available in white, black, and ivory. 

Our Gingham tablecloths, similarly to the Signature Plus range, and offered in square, rectuangular and circular varieties and c ome in either black or green. 

 

6. Why are tablecloths so important?

How your bed and breakfast or hotel looks could prove instrumental to the overall opinion in which people hold your business. Nobody wants to stay in a shabby-looking place, so that's why it's fundamental for you to make your establishment or home look as welcoming as possible. Nothing says 'welcome' more than a good tablecloth, and Richard Haworth stocks plenty!

 

7. How can I find the best tablecloths?

The Richard Haworth website showcases our large range of brilliant tablecloths, with plenty available to provide any proprietor with exactly what they need. For example, our Banquet line has no joins at all so it is seamless – a perfect choice for an upmar

 ket hotel or a special event. However, a local or seaside bed and breakfast might prefer a more homely look, in which case we would perhaps recommend our Gingham spread. We can even offer a number of colour choices for our Signature Plus tablecloths, helping you match the style of your property to your brand new tablecloth.

8. Why choose tablecloths from Richard Haworth?

At Richard Haworth, we know exactly what we're doing when it comes to offering the very best tablecloths. And we don't just mean in terms of quality, but also choice. We have a wide range of tablecloths available to suit whatever needs you may have, from professional banquet spreads to more homely cloths for a smaller eating area. Either way, we're sure you'll be happy with the high-quality products provided by Richard Haworth. 

 

Wholesale tablecloths for any table


Our Banquet range of round tablecloths can be as large as 330cmOur experience in the industry means we understand the usual difficulties faced by hoteliers and restaurant owners refurbishing or sprucing up their establishment. If you have round tables, extremely large furniture, a very specific colour scheme, or you're trying to do up your dining room on a strict budget, you'll be glad you've come to Richard Haworth. Try our online shop for products to solve any problem:

  • Tablecloths are wholesale and prices are as low as £1.93
  • Hardwearing and durable tablecloths are easy to wash
  • Richard Haworth stocks matching napkins, placemats, runners, and more
  • We have developed a Boutique Linen service so you can get hotel quality linens in your own home

 

Luxury linens for your whole hotel

If you've been pleased by the performance and quality of our tablecloths or other table linen, perhaps you'll be interested to know that Richard Haworth stocks much more than just dining room and restaurant supplies. Over the years, our collection has extended as far as kitchen linen and aprons, fluffy towels for your bathrooms, and a huge range of bed linen. If you're a hotel or B&B owner, try our online shop for wholesale rates on crisp white bed linen, printed bed linen, sumptuous pillows and duvets, mattress protectors and sheets

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