In a Jacquard tablecloth the pattern is woven directly into the fabric (rather than printed onto it). These tablecloths are treated with a Teflon based product that permeates the fibers of the cotton and makes them resistant to spills and stains while allowing them to keep the soft, supple feel of natural cotton and to drape elegantly over any table.
These printed cotton tablecloths take us back to the origins of Provençal fabrics, when colorful printed cotton materials were first imported into Provence from India. In a printed cotton tablecloth the pattern is printed onto the fabric, which allows for bright, beautiful, highly detailed designs. Many of these tablecloths are available in either coated or uncoated cotton.
A coated cotton tablecloth is coated with a non-toxic, acrylic based coating that makes it resistant to spills and stains and easy to wipe clean, but gives it a much more natural, less "plasticky" feel than a vinyl tablecloth. These tablecloths are great for everyday use because they can be wiped clean with a cloth or sponge and virtually never need to be machine-washed. They're perfect for kitchen tables as well as for decks, patios and balconies.
Coated Jacquard Tablecloths
Our coated Jacquard tablecloths combine the beauty and elegance of a Jacquard with the practicality of a coated tablecloth. These are Jacquard-woven linen with an acrylic coating that makes them stain resistant and easy to wipe clean. Available in a selection of rich, luxurious colors, and featuring a subtle, Damask style pattern with an olive branch motif, these tablecloths have an understated elegance that will complement virtually any style of tableware.
We can make a number of our tablecloths in custom sizes. The price for a rectangular custom tablecloth is normally just the price of the "next size up" plus a modest charge for the adjustment. If you need a custom size, just contact us and tell us what you need.
All of our Teflon treated and uncoated cotton tablecloths can be machine-washed and machine-dried, although we recommend hang-drying if possible. The acrylic coated models can be wiped clean, so should only need to be machine-washed rarely if ever. If you do machine-wash them you should hang-dry them (they should not be machine-dried). See our care and feeding page for detailed care instructions.
French Tablecloths 101!
There's lots of useful information about the various kinds of French tablecloths right here on our home page. But if you want to know everything there is to know about the subject, check out our French Tablecloths 101 blog post.