French Tablecloths — Coated Tablecloths

Coated Tablecloths

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We've been pussy-footing around the topic of coated tablecloths for a long time now. We've described the differences between teflon-treated and acrylic-coated tablecloths. We've compared and contrasted oilcloth and coated cotton tablecloths. We've documented the existence of acrylic coated Jacquard tablecloths. And we've discussed acrylic coating in the Material section of our definitive guide to French tablecloths, French Tablecloths 101! But we've never published a blog post dedicated to coated tablecloths. Until now, that is... A coated tablecloth has a thin, acrylic based coating applied to the surface of the material on the top side of the tablecloth that protects...

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Acrylic Coated Jacquard Tablecloths

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In previous blog posts we've told you about acrylic coated printed cotton tablecloths and Teflon treated Jacquard tablecloths. So today, just to confuse you even more, we're going to tell you about acrylic coated Jacquard tablecloths. They do exist, although they are not as common as their acrylic-coated-printed or Teflon-treated-Jacquard cousins.  The acrylic coated Jacquard tablecloths combine the beauty and elegance of a Jacquard tablecloth with the practicality of a coated tablecloth. Like all acrylic coated tablecloths, they are stain resistant and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth or sponge. Ours come in a selection of rich, luxurious colors and feature...

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French Tablecloths 101!

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An Introductory Level Course on the History, Material, Design, Sizing and Care of French Provençal Tablecloths. Today we're going to give you a crash course in French Provençal tablecloths.  So get out your notebook and sharpen your pencil, because class is in session! Curriculum History Material Design Sizing Care HistoryThe history of Provençal fabrics is long and "colorful," as it were.  It began in the mid-17th century (circa 1650), when the Armenian immigrant community in Marseille began importing colorful printed cotton fabrics from India and Persia into Provence through the port of Marseille. In 1664 the Compagnie Française pour le Commerce des Indes...

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French Tablecloth in Action!

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We just received a nice picture and a note from one of our customers (Kim) showing one of our French tablecloths in action, and we thought we'd share it with you. This is our Esterel Safran rectangular tablecloth in coated cotton, 63" x 118", on a rectangular table with rounded corners.  Looks good! Bonjour Laurence,I took my new tablecloth out to our cottage today and it looks beautiful. I have attached a few photos to show you why I had to have that exact pattern. It matches my dishes so beautifully. And also, thank you so much for the nice...

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Teflon Treated vs Acrylic Coated Tablecloths

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We recently had a customer who wanted to return one of our tablecloths because she didn't believe it was really Teflon treated.  She thought we sent her an untreated tablecloth by mistake.  The reason she thought that was because the tablecloth felt so much like natural, untreated cotton.  So we decided it was high time to write a blog post about Teflon treated versus acrylic coated tablecloths. Teflon Treated TableclothsAll of our Jacquard tablecloths are treated with a teflon based fabric protection product that causes liquids to bead up and roll off of them, thus giving them some resistance to spills...

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