Tablecloth Care Guide

Polyester and Spandex Tablecloth Care

After investing in tablecloths for your home or business, preserving your investment is important. See our handy tips below on how to take care of your tablecloths so they continue to spark joy for you and your guests for years to come.



Polyester Tablecloths

Washing

Delicate Cycle and Agitator Free

Always wash polyester tablecloths on the delicate or gentle cycle, and use a front-load washer or an agitator-free top-load washer when possible. Large tablecloths can wrap around the agitator and put extra stress on the fabric (and extra stress on you trying to untangle it from the washer).


Like Colors, Cold Water, Pre-Treat Stains

Wash tablecloths of the same color together to protect against the unlikely occurrence of the dye running. Also, wash in cold water, unless there are large greasy food stains. Then, pre-treat with dish detergent and wash in warm water.


Dry Cleaning Safe

Dry cleaning is safe for our Polyester Tablecloths and even our Cotton Napkins.


Drying

Delicate Cycle, Remove When Slightly Damp

Always dry polyester tablecloths on the delicate or gentle cycle, then remove them from the dryer when they are still SLIGHTLY damp. This will allow you to more easily iron the tablecloths.


Ironing

Polyester tablecloths need to be ironed before using in order to create a professional presentation of your table or tables. Here’s the best way to get them crease-free for your big day.


Protect the Ends

First, place a clean bedsheet on the floor under your ironing board. Tablecloths are large pieces of fabric, and the sheet keeps the dangling ends of your tablecloth clean and off the floor.


Choose the Right Setting

You’ll need to choose the highest setting your fabric can handle. Polyester tablecloths should be ironed on the synthetic-blend setting which is usually a medium heat (100% cotton can handle higher heat while delicates need very low heat).


Test it First

Test the heat setting first on an inside seam to ensure the heat is correct.


Iron on the Reverse Side

To best ensure a fabulous presentation (and reduce the risk of damaging your tablecloth), iron on the reverse side of the tablecloth in back and forth motions. Avoid circular motions which tend to stretch the fabric. For stubborn creases, wet the area with a spray bottle first. If wrinkles are stubborn, you can also try steaming to relax the fabric fibers and get the toughest wrinkles out.


Storage

A little TLC when storing your tablecloths will reduce your time and effort making them presentable the next time you need to use them.


Hang with Dry-Cleaning Hangers

Use dry-cleaning hangers (the ones with cardboard struts used for pants) to minimize creases. Very gently fold your tablecloth into thirds or quarters and drape them over the hanger strut. Use one tablecloth per hanger.


Folding

If you prefer to fold and stack your tablecloths, make sure that they are completely dry before folding to prevent deep creases. Also, if you do fold and stack, you will need to iron them before their next use.



Spandex Tablecloths

Washing

Delicate Cycle and Agitator Free

Always wash spandex tablecloths on the delicate or gentle cycle, and use a front-load washer or an agitator-free top-load washer when possible. Large tablecloths can wrap around the agitator and put extra stress on the fabric (and extra stress on you trying to untangle it from the washer).


Like Colors, Cold Water, Pre-Treat Stains

Wash tablecloths of the same color together to protect against the unlikely occurrence of the dye running. Ensure that only tablecloths are washed together to avoid snags (i.e., no zippers, no buttons). Also, wash in cold water, unless there are large greasy food stains. Then, pre-treat with dish detergent and wash in warm water.


No Dry Cleaning, No Chlorine Bleach

Dry cleaning is not safe for our Spandex Tablecloths. Also, chlorine bleach destroys spandex fibers. If you must use bleach, use oxygen-based bleach such as Oxi-Clean or Clorox 2.


Drying

Hang Dry or Dry Flat

Never place spandex tablecloths in a hot clothes dryer. The heat can permanently wrinkle or damage the material. Instead, hang your spandex tablecloths to drip-dry away from direct heat and sun or dry flat. If quicker drying is necessary, only use a very low temperature on a machine dryer and check the garment frequently.


Avoid Dryer Sheets

Never use fabric softener or dryer sheets with spandex tablecloths, as they can leave a residue that will dull the finish and attract bacteria.


Ironing Not Recommended

Your spandex tablecloth is wrinkle-resistant, and heat can ruin the spandex fibers. Don’t iron your spandex tablecloths.


Storage

A little TLC when storing your tablecloths will reduce your time and effort making them presentable the next time you need to use them.


Hang with Dry-Cleaning Hangers

Use dry-cleaning hangers (the ones with cardboard struts used for pants) to minimize creases. Very gently fold your tablecloth into thirds or quarters and drape them over the hanger strut. Use one tablecloth per hanger.


Folding

If you prefer to fold and stack your tablecloths, make sure that they are completely dry before folding.



Shop for Tablecloths

Now that you know all about tablecloth sizes and quantity, it’s time to find the perfect tablecloths for your big event. Shop below and enjoy always-free shipping with no minimum purchase requirement. Happy shopping!


After investing in tablecloths for your home or business, preserving your investment is important. See our handy tips below on how to take care of your tablecloths so they continue to spark joy for you and your guests for years to come.



Polyester Tablecloths

Washing

Delicate Cycle and Agitator Free

Always wash polyester tablecloths on the delicate or gentle cycle, and use a front-load washer or an agitator-free top-load washer when possible. Large tablecloths can wrap around the agitator and put extra stress on the fabric (and extra stress on you trying to untangle it from the washer).


Like Colors, Cold Water, Pre-Treat Stains

Wash tablecloths of the same color together to protect against the unlikely occurrence of the dye running. Also, wash in cold water, unless there are large greasy food stains. Then, pre-treat with dish detergent and wash in warm water.


Dry Cleaning Safe

Dry cleaning is safe for our Polyester Tablecloths and even our Cotton Napkins.


Drying

Delicate Cycle, Remove When Slightly Damp

Always dry polyester tablecloths on the delicate or gentle cycle, then remove them from the dryer when they are still SLIGHTLY damp. This will allow you to more easily iron the tablecloths.


Ironing

Polyester tablecloths need to be ironed before using in order to create a professional presentation of your table or tables. Here’s the best way to get them crease-free for your big day.


Protect the Ends

First, place a clean bedsheet on the floor under your ironing board. Tablecloths are large pieces of fabric, and the sheet keeps the dangling ends of your tablecloth clean and off the floor.


Choose the Right Setting

You’ll need to choose the highest setting your fabric can handle. Polyester tablecloths should be ironed on the synthetic-blend setting which is usually a medium heat (100% cotton can handle higher heat while delicates need very low heat).


Test it First

Test the heat setting first on an inside seam to ensure the heat is correct.


Iron on the Reverse Side

To best ensure a fabulous presentation (and reduce the risk of damaging your tablecloth), iron on the reverse side of the tablecloth in back and forth motions. Avoid circular motions which tend to stretch the fabric. For stubborn creases, wet the area with a spray bottle first. If wrinkles are stubborn, you can also try steaming to relax the fabric fibers and get the toughest wrinkles out.


Storage

A little TLC when storing your tablecloths will reduce your time and effort making them presentable the next time you need to use them.


Hang with Dry-Cleaning Hangers

Use dry-cleaning hangers (the ones with cardboard struts used for pants) to minimize creases. Very gently fold your tablecloth into thirds or quarters and drape them over the hanger strut. Use one tablecloth per hanger.


Folding

If you prefer to fold and stack your tablecloths, make sure that they are completely dry before folding to prevent deep creases. Also, if you do fold and stack, you will need to iron them before their next use.



Spandex Tablecloths

Washing

Delicate Cycle and Agitator Free

Always wash spandex tablecloths on the delicate or gentle cycle, and use a front-load washer or an agitator-free top-load washer when possible. Large tablecloths can wrap around the agitator and put extra stress on the fabric (and extra stress on you trying to untangle it from the washer).


Like Colors, Cold Water, Pre-Treat Stains

Wash tablecloths of the same color together to protect against the unlikely occurrence of the dye running. Ensure that only tablecloths are washed together to avoid snags (i.e., no zippers, no buttons). Also, wash in cold water, unless there are large greasy food stains. Then, pre-treat with dish detergent and wash in warm water.


No Dry Cleaning, No Chlorine Bleach

Dry cleaning is not safe for our Spandex Tablecloths. Also, chlorine bleach destroys spandex fibers. If you must use bleach, use oxygen-based bleach such as Oxi-Clean or Clorox 2.


Drying

Hang Dry or Dry Flat

Never place spandex tablecloths in a hot clothes dryer. The heat can permanently wrinkle or damage the material. Instead, hang your spandex tablecloths to drip-dry away from direct heat and sun or dry flat. If quicker drying is necessary, only use a very low temperature on a machine dryer and check the garment frequently.


Avoid Dryer Sheets

Never use fabric softener or dryer sheets with spandex tablecloths, as they can leave a residue that will dull the finish and attract bacteria.


Ironing Not Recommended

Your spandex tablecloth is wrinkle-resistant, and heat can ruin the spandex fibers. Don’t iron your spandex tablecloths.


Storage

A little TLC when storing your tablecloths will reduce your time and effort making them presentable the next time you need to use them.


Hang with Dry-Cleaning Hangers

Use dry-cleaning hangers (the ones with cardboard struts used for pants) to minimize creases. Very gently fold your tablecloth into thirds or quarters and drape them over the hanger strut. Use one tablecloth per hanger.


Folding

If you prefer to fold and stack your tablecloths, make sure that they are completely dry before folding.



Shop for Tablecloths

Now that you know all about tablecloth sizes and quantity, it’s time to find the perfect tablecloths for your big event. Shop below and enjoy always-free shipping with no minimum purchase requirement. Happy shopping!


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Tablecloth Sizing

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