Product Type: Direct-Linen household products
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Custom Made Tablecloths In Every Colour Of The Rainbow!
Direct-Linen Plain Polycotton Tablecloth
Member Name: Machair1
Direct-Linen Plain Polycotton Tablecloth
Advantages: Expertly made and reasonably priced.
Disadvantages: None at all
An Old Friend Needs A New Cover!
Many years ago my parents gave to me a solid wood Ercol elm dining room table as it was too large to fit through the doorway of their new home. It was an asset at the time as it could be extended to seat 8 people, and it was at this point that our family often numbered 6 plus other halves for dinner each evening.
Over the years this table has seen a lot of wear, not least of which has been due to my Persian cats who will regularly leap onto it as part of their chase games. The surface is now less than ideal as it is somewhat scratched, and although I could have it French polished I am coming to the conclusion that very soon I will change the colour scheme that I have towards achieving a more modern/ contemporary look.
So in the meantime I wanted a couple of cloths that I could use to make the table look more attractive during dinner, and I also wanted something in keeping with my room which is tones of warm gold. As the table is quite an unusual shape, in that it is near to an oval but has straight sides along the longest edges, I thought it would be difficult to fit, and what I didn't want was excess material hanging down as anyone who has cats will know this is a recipe for disaster!
This is when I decided to "Google" and to my amazement I found a company that specialised in the manufacture of tablecloths to order. These are custom made to fit your table perfectly, and although mainly in business to serve hotels and so on, they are more than happy to cater for individual needs and are sensibly priced. Tablecloths.co.uk is the website you need and everything is straightforward from there on in.
The website is very clearly laid out and by reading the "about us" section I was able to ascertain that the company itself is Direct Linens, and that they were the winners of the Salford Business Awards in 2010. I needed this sort of reassurance before placing an order as it is always a little bit daunting using a completely new company for the first time.
Plenty Of Options
By a careful study of all the options for tablecloths I was able to select the type that I wanted which were made from poly-cotton. I absolutely detest ironing which is why I chose this fabric, and as luck happened it was available in sunflower yellow which is what I chose to order. There are so many variants to choose from from pure white cotton to more elaborate patterns so the choice is endless.
To facilitate the perfect fit the customer is invited to submit various table measurements before making the final order, and it was then that I discovered the name for the shape of my table which was Cassinian. I was able to take the accurate measurements and was then invited to choose the finish edging I wanted.
Ease Of Payment And Superb Packing
Then all I had to do was to make my payment which was secure and within 7 days my tablecloths arrived. The postage cost was £8.50 for both, and each cloth was just over £20 including VAT. I was delighted with this price especially in view of the custom made nature of this product. This compares so favourably with high quality cloths you can purchase in department stores such as John Lewis. The opportunity to track the package was also available which was very useful.
The tablecloths were superbly packed and fit the table absolutely perfectly. They have washed so well each time, and all I do is hang them flat to dry where they do so within a couple of hours and need virtually no ironing at all before being replaced on the table. The colours have remained vibrant too after many washes, and the material used is of a very high quality and looks like pure cotton.
If you are not sure of the fabric that you want you can ask for samples to be sent first. This would be ideal if you were buying in bulk, as you might be doing for a hotel or wedding, and wanted to make sure you had exactly the shade and fabric.
I am not sure how long I will keep this table for, but it is certainly very much improved by the addition of these tablecloths which fit superbly, are easy to launder, are very well made from high quality fabric and which are inexpensive to purchase. I am delighted to be able to recommend this company that have excelled in my opinion. Not only do they make tablecloths to order, but can also be relied on to produce all aspects of table decorating so they are well worth looking at.
Summary: Well worth looking at for custom made tablecloths.