French Tablecloths — Teflon Treated Tablecloths

There's No Such Thing as a Teflon Coated Tablecloth!

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Once in a while we get asked if we have "teflon coated tablecloths". The answer is no, because there is no such thing as a "teflon coated tablecloth". There are, however, teflon TREATED tablecloths. In these tablecloths the fabric (typically Jacquard double-woven cotton) is treated with a teflon based product that makes it liquid-repellent and resistant to stains. It is not a "coating" that's applied to the surface of the tablecloth, it's a treatment that penetrates deep into the fibers of the fabric that protects it while leaving it feeling soft and warm and natural. Teflon treated tablecloths are easy to get...

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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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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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