We carry tablecloths in a variety of fabrics, materials, and designs. Here are a sampling of our most popular types:
Polyester is a chemical composition made long chain polymers composed of esters linked by terephthalic acid and a dihydric alcohol. As a result, this man made fabric is extremely rugged and strong. The material is also resistant to almost all chemicals, mildew, and abrasions. It makes the best tablecloth material for children’s parties because it is shrink, stretch, wrinkle, and stain proof. Not to mention, its hydrophobic nature means that it is quick-drying in the event of an untimely spill.
Damask is a complex fabric made from linen, cotton, wool, silk, and synthetic fibers. It typically has an ornate pattern that is created by weaving. They are typically produced in monochromatic weaves and feature fruit, flowers, leaves, and other fancy art. Some of the threading may even cause highlights in the material that reflect light in different ways depending on the position of the person observing.
Pintucks are actually folds in the fabric and not the fabric itself, which can vary. These folds are not unlike pleats, but they are stitched tightly to be held in place. The pintucks add a decorative effect to plain polyester or cotton fabric. These folds are extraordinarily narrow and created parallel to one another in a group of many. They appear as visual lines from a distance.
Burlap is a woven material created from sisal fibers, or the skins of jute plants. Similar to gunny cloth, which is, like burlap, used in military applications, it is combined with other vegetable fibers to make a dense and coarse fabric that is eco-friendly and inexpensive. The material is non-shiny, yet durable, with a bit of a fuzzy feel upon contact. It is nearly indestructible.
Organza is a sheer fabric that is usually made from silk, but it now can include synthetic fibers. In modern times, it is weaved to extra thin and plain using polyester or nylon filaments. It is traditionally used in evening wear and bridal wear, so it makes a sophisticated addition to an elegant night time event, such as a prom, or it can add class and beauty to a traditionally-themed wedding.
Linen Rentals San Diego: Satin
Classic satin has a glossy, shiny surface on one side, and a dull, flat surface on the other. The luster is due to the number of floats, or missed interlacings in the fabric. The sheen is actually due the fact that reflected light is not as easily by the fibers due to the inordinate amount of floats. It is best used for weddings and formal occasions due to its luster and delicate nature.