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Exceptional tablecloths for special occasions or oilcloths for everyday meals... From sets of napkins to placemats, table runners and tablecloths to protect the wood in the dining room: table linens can be combined at will to delight your guests. From the Provençal cotton tablecloth to the bamboo placemat and solid-colored napkins, it's all in the details when it comes to setting a festive table.

Table linen allows you to embellish your table to make it aesthetically pleasing. This accessory is indispensable for a pleasant table when you have guests. Its use dates back to the 15th century. Indeed, table linen was used by the nobility as a social marker and a sign of refinement. Things have come a long way since then, but this table accessory still retains its delicate character. Opt for beautiful table linens if you want to add a touch of chic to your table settings.

What are the components of table linen?

Table linens are made up of several items, each with its own specific purpose. These include tablecloths, tea towels, napkins, placemats, table runners and aprons. The tea towel and apron are for kitchen use, while the rest are for table decoration.

The tablecloth is the piece used to cover the table to preserve it, especially at mealtimes. It's also a decorative accessory that dresses up your table to match your interior or tableware. There are tablecloths in all colors, cotton and linen.

Napkins are ideal for wiping hands or mouths during meals. They are generally square or rectangular in shape and white in color.

The table runner is placed all along the table to decorate or protect it. It's a narrow rectangular tablecloth, usually placed in the middle of the table. Decorative elements or dishes are placed on the table runner.

The placemat is a rectangle-shaped piece of white cloth placed on the tablecloth or table. It is placed under each plate and place setting to prevent stains on the table or tablecloth. Placemats can also be used to embellish your table decor.

Table linen size and material

There are a multitude of tablecloths, placemats, etc. in different sizes. So, whatever the size of your table, you'll easily find table linen that's just right. Choose a tablecloth to match the size of the tabletop, and allow for a drop of 20 to 50 cm and a footprint of 50 cm per guest.

Table linen is made from characteristic materials such as cotton and linen, or synthetic fabrics. Tablecloths and placemats made from cotton or linen are elegant, supple and refined. What's more, they're pleasant to the touch. That's why they're so popular. Easy-care treated cotton tablecloths are also available.

Polyester table linen is lightweight and synthetic. It's also easy to care for. Synthetic offers a wide range of patterns.