Material Makes a Difference
Choose the material for your tablecloths to fit your restaurant’s mood and the maintenance you’re willing to put into your linens. Keep in mind that a lower thread count is the more durable choice and won’t be easily damaged.
Cotton tablecloths are a great option for casual dining or the do-it-yourself laundry approach because they are inexpensive, machine washable, breathable, and come in a variety of colors. Cotton is also very durable, so your tablecloths will last. You can even get a table cloth hire service for your table cloths and linen cleaning.
Polyester shares many of cotton’s benefits and gets some added perks of its own. Poly won’t shrink if it’s subjected to long wash cycles, doesn’t easily wrinkle, and dries quicker than cotton so you can turn it around faster if you’re washing linens yourself. This is a great option for an upper-scale dining experience, but if you really want to impress then there’s yet another option: the satin band.
Color Sets the Mood
Try to choose a color that fits the mood and personality of not only your restaurant but also the experience you want your guests to have. Bright, fun colors are a great choice for casual dining, while neutrals such as white and cream are the preferred option for fine dining.
Table linens can bring a pop of color from your branding into neutral room décor, while white or cream linen goes with almost any color scheme and adds an air of sophistication. Consider how many tables you have and how close together they are as well. You may look at one blue tablecloth and love it, but will you still like the look when it’s covering 40 tables and looks like the ocean across your restaurant? The decision is yours!