Buying Guides

Our oilcloth buying guide is as follows:

We supply the width as standard (please see the product description for the approximate width) so please purchase by the shape and length you require. Measure the length for rectangle tables, the diameter for round tables and the width for square tables and add at least 40 cm to allow for an overhang of 20 cm at each side.  If the size you require isn't on the drop down menu then please do contact us.   We can cut any length from 100 cm to 2000 cm. Please note that for round tables we can only cut a diameter within the width but can achieve larger round sizes with a centre seam.

Please order the size of tablecloth you require - do not order the size of your table.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALLOW FOR AN OVERHANG OF FABRIC.  IF IN DOUBT OR NEED HELP PLEASE CALL US FOR ASSISTANCE.  01606 833886.

Our tablecloths are wipe clean, there is no need to wash them.   Tablecloths are not hemmed, they don't need to be hemmed as the PVC coating stops them from fraying, however a bias binding hemmed edge can be added as an optional extra. Water resistant and hard wearing yet still offer a soft drape effect. Oilcloth will protect your table from stains and spillages.

We endeavour to take the best quality pictures to reflect the colours in our fabric. Colour is however dependent on your monitor. We advise that customers request samples from us to colour match.

Please be aware that the following may stain your tablecloth:

  1. Some tomato based sauces/curry sauce/ink/shoe polish/nail varnish/lipstick/newspaper print if the tablecloth is damp.
  2. Tablecloths that are left in direct sunlight may result in some fading to the fabric colour.
  3. Tablecloths are not heat resistant so do not place hot plates or pans directly onto the cloth. They can be ironed with a cool iron on the reverse (the uncoated side) to remove any creases.
  4. Please note that there might be some foods/products that we have not listed that may stain your tablecloth. If in doubt please ask for a sample so that you can spot test.

DO NOT DRYCLEAN tablecloths.

Wider width tablecloths - we can offer wider widths with a centre seam.  Please be aware that we aim to pattern match but this is not always possible.  The centre seam won't be completely flat as we are sewing two lengths together to achieve the required size.

All tablecloths are cut to order and cannot be returned unless there is a manufacturing fault or defect. The drop down size and shape menu is for convenience and are NOT stock items. 

An oilcloth tablecloth is a stylish and practical choice for any kitchen or dining room. It will protect your table from stains and spillages.  Our oilcloths are made from a high quality cotton weave with a PVC coating and are fantastically easy to wipe clean. They are supplied cut to order for each customer.

Perfect for outdoor tables where spillages are more likely, and indoor tables for the little ones when their creative flair of finger painting over your furniture really takes off. The finish of the oilcloth makes it totally wipeable, and our customers love the ease of them. Oilcloths are not only used for tablecloths, it is fashionable for designers and crafters to use the fabric to make oilcloth shopping bags, or seat covers, the possibilities are endless.

Buying an oilcloth for your garden table and need a hole for your parasol?  No problem, just choose your design and the size you need then select which type of parasol hole you would like; plain or finished with a brass or silver effect ring.

Samples are available and we recommend that you order and try the samples at home before purchase. Colour is subject to your monitor so please do request samples to colour match.

  • "I would like to say thank you very much for my new tablecloth, received this afternoon. I am delighted with it.
    Your company is extremely efficient and courteous, thank you very much. Kind regards"

    Pat from Shrewsbury
  • "Hi everybody, thank you for such prompt service and delivery. I am thrilled with my tablecloth, it finishes off my new kitchen perfectly. Nice to have a good old fashion British company that works as good as yours. I will have great pleasure in recommending you to all my friends. Thanks once again"

    Joyce (happy customer) from Selby
  • Just received my order and wanted to say how delighted I am with your service. From the ordering process, speed of delivery, packaging and quality of the product.

    Carol from St Ives
  • I found the service very helpful, particularly during my previous order, which i placed over the phone. The woman I spoke to was charming and reassured me that you'd be able to get the tablecloths out to me on time, despite the fact that it was a quick turnaround.

    Paul Dring, Managing Editor, Jamie Magazine
  • Thank you for processing our last minute order so quickly. Our bespoke table protectors arrived within 24 hours. A great service combined with a good quality product.

    Mosimann's Party Service
  • Thank you so much for the table cloth and your very quick dispatch and excellent delivery. The table cloth looks lovely on our brand new table and is great for protecting it against our two boys!! Excellent service.

    Vanessa from Grays.
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