The Great British Bake Off

Great British Bake Off

Hands up who’s been watching The Great British Bake Off?!

If like us, you’ve been inspired by some of the wonderful creations from the latest Bake Off series, we thought you might like to see some GBBO-style oilcloths!

Here are a few of our favourites:

Cupcakes Vanilla
Cupcakes Vanilla Oilcloth

Afternoon Tea Linen

Afternoon Tea Duckegg

Tea Room Pink
Tea Room Pink Matt Oilcloth

Keeping everything spick and span!

Whilst baking is certainly a lot of fun, the mess that’s left over isn’t – especially when the children want to get involved! That’s where our oilcloths come in.

As an oilcloth will protect your surfaces from spills and mess, you can prep at the kitchen table rather than at your worktop – perfect for baking with young children! Plus, our oilcloths can be wiped clean in a matter of seconds so you can enjoy all the fun of a family baking session without spending ages cleaning up.

So, after a fun-filled baking session, simply wipe your oilcloth clean with a damp cloth and it will look as good as new.

Funky designs for kids

We have a fantastic range of children’s oilcloths available in a wide variety of colours and patterns. Whether your little ones are into jungle animals, farm animals, dinosaurs, pirates, tractors, diggers or boats, we have an oilcloth that’s sure to delight!



Chocolate Week 2016 !

Chocolate Week 2016

Happy Chocolate Week!

The UK’s biggest chocolate celebration is running from the 10th to the 16th October, culminating with The Chocolate Show London at Olympia National Hall from the 14th to 16th October.

In honour of this yummy few days, we’ve put together a few of our favourite oilcloths all in delicious shades of chocolate!

Dotty Chocolate Oilcloth
Available in both a gloss and a matt finish
Dotty Chocolate Oilcloth

 Sacramento Chocolate Gloss Oilcloth
Sacramento Chocolate Gloss Oilcloth

Dizzy Lizzy Chocolate Gloss Oilclothoilcloth-dizzy_lizzy_chocolate

To find out more about Chocolate Week, you can visit or for some fabulous chocolatey recipes, pop over to the BBC website for some delicious inspiration.

Go on – indulge yourself!

Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts autumn 2016

Creature comforts for autumn

At Only Oilcloths, we love animals in all shapes and sizes! If likes us, you’re an animal lover then we think that you’re going to be in your element with our wide range of animal themed oilcloths.
Our Wildlife & Country selection features both modern and traditional design with all kinds of amazing animals, from chickens and hens to foxes and stags! In this blog article, we’re going to show you some of our favourite country creatures. We hope that you like them as much as we do!
Balmoral Oilcloth
Henrietta Matt Oilcloth
Country Creatures Matt Oilcloth
Foxy Matt Oilcloth
Woodland Fox Gloss Oilcloth
Stags Matt Oilcloth
With so many more animal themed designs available on our website, we hope that you find your perfect match! If you’re struggling to make a decision, why not take advantage of our free sample service?

Autumn Vibes


Autumn 2016

It’s that time of year again when the season starts to change. With the new school year in full swing, cooler days, and the excitement of Halloween and Bonfire Night on the horizon, it’s time to pack away our summer clothes and sun cream for another year, and embrace the autumn vibe!

What better way to get set for the start of the new season than with a brand new oilcloth to freshen up your home in an instant!

Autumn oilcloths

In this blog article, we’ve put together some autumnal inspired oilcloths, which we think are perfect to give your home a new lease of life ready for the new season ahead.

For a real taste of Autumn, we have three dedicated choices – Mulberry Tree Autumn Gloss OilclothAutumn Leaves Matt Oilcloth and Autumn Fruit Matt Oilcloth
Autumn Leaves Matt Oilcloth
Autumn Fruit Matt Oilcloth

For something a little different, the Phoebe Spice Matt Oilcloth, Dijon Chilli Matt Oilcloth and the Moorland Taupe Matt Oilcloth are all certain to create a fantastic new look for your kitchen or dining room.
Phoebe Spice Matt Oilcloth
Moorland Taupe Matt Oilcloth



Not sure which oilcloth is right for you

If you are struggling to decide which of our oilcloths is right for your home then why not take advantage of our free sample service? We will provide you with up to four free samples to help you choose your new oilcloth. Simply send us a note of your required samples and your postal details via our easy to use sample request form.

If you would like to keep up to date with all our latest products, news and offers then please pop over and like our Facebook page.

Until next time!

The last days of summer

Late Summer 2016

It’s hard to believe that August is already drawing to a close and September is only a matter of days away!

Say farewell to summer in style and make the most of the late summer sunshine with one of our stylish and hard-wearing oilcloths. We have a huge range of patterns and designs that are perfect for some al fresco dining!

Make the most of lazy, late summer days

In this blog article, we’ve put together some oilcloths that we think would be perfect to make the most of the remains of the sunshine. We hope that you like them!

St Ives Gloss Oilcloth
St Ives Gloss Oilcloth

Fairground Gloss Oilcloth
Summer Fruits Gloss Oilcloth
Wild Flowers Matt Oilcloth
Wild Flowers Matt Oilcloth

Parasol holes and table clips

Don’t forget that we also sell parasol holes for your oilcloth? For only an extra £2.50, we can cut a parasol hole, reinforced by a protective ring, into the centre of your tablecloth. We also sell tablecloth clips in either stainless steel or clear plastic.

All the team at Only Oilcloths hope that you’ve had a wonderful summer and we’ll look forward to showing you some of our autumnal inspired designs very soon!

Modern Oilcloths – Our New Additions!

Modern Oilcloths August 2016

Brand-New Modern Oilcloths

At Only Oilcloths, we love to bring you exciting new additions to our ever-growing range of beautiful oilcloths. In this blog article, we’re going to show you the gorgeous patterns that we’ve added on to our popular Modern collection this month. We hope that you like them!

Zanzibar Natural Matt Oilcloth

Zanzibar Lilac Matt Oilcloth

Point to Point Matt Oilcloth

Lemons and Limes Gloss Oilcloth
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Sardines Matt Oilcloth

Charnwood Damson Gloss Oilcloth

Mosaic Mint Matt Oilcloth

If you would like to keep up to date with all our new designs and offers, please head on over to our Facebook page!

Family-friendly oilcloths

Family-friendly oilcloths

Family-friendly oilcloths – perfect for busy family lives!

We all know that children are magical but they can also be very messy! As a parent, you can often be worried about how you are going to keep your home clean and tidy, and how to keep your carpets and surfaces free from dirt and stains.

With our wipe clean oilcloth fabrics, there’s no need to worry about spills and there’s absolutely no reason to stop your little ones having messy play fun either! Our fantastic range of water resistant oilcloth fabrics are the ideal solution for boisterous toddlers and exuberant youngsters, and what’s even better is that they can be wiped clean in a matter of seconds!

How to care for your oilcloth

When it comes to children, keeping everything clean and tidy can be a constant battle. Our oilcloth fabrics are both durable and long-wearing,  allowing you to spend more important time with your family, and less time cleaning!

In order to keep your oilcloth in the best possible condition, we recommend wiping the surface with warm water, which can contain a small amount of detergent. Here are a few other top tips to help you make the most of your family-friendly oilcloth:

  • It will definitely NOT withstand ball-pen ink, lipstick, nail varnish or shoe polish
  • Some tomato based sauces and curry sauces can also leave marks and stains and these types of stains should be wiped away immediately
  • Newspaper print can transfer onto the cloth if the cloth is still damp from wiping
  • Hot cooking oil will damage the surface
  • Do not place plates or dishes straight from the oven directly onto the oilcloth’s surface as it will not be able to withstand the heat
  • To remove creases, the material may be ironed on the reverse (uncoated) side with a cool iron
  • Your oilcloth must not be dry cleaned

With so many fantastic designs and gorgeous colours to choose from, our family-friendly oilcloths are sure to brighten up any kitchen, dining room, bedroom or playroom!

Beach Life!

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Beach themed oilcloths for the summer

The school summer holidays are nearly upon us and it’s got us dreaming of fun-filled days at the beach! Whether you’re planning a sun-kissed holiday abroad or a great British staycation, let’s get in the mood for summer with some gorgeous beach inspired oilcloths!

I do like to be beside the seaside!

There’s nothing more quintessentially British than a good old-fashioned day at the seaside. Here are a few of our favourite oilcloths, inspired by the beautiful British seaside.

Beach Huts Gloss Oilcloth
Beach Huts Gloss Oilcloth

Beachcomber Matt Oilcloth

Beach Bear Gloss Oilcloth

Here comes the sun!

If you’re heading to sunnier climes this summer, how about ordering one of these bold and bright oilcloths to get you into the holiday spirit?!

Fiesta Pastel Gloss Oilcloth

Fiesta Pastel Gloss Oilcloth

Tropical Jungle Gloss Oilcloth
Tropical Jungle Oilcloth

Our gorgeous oilcloths are priced from just £12.99 and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you’re unsure which design is for you, then you can always request a free sample. It’s really quick and easy to do – simply complete the sample request form on our website and your samples will be on their way to you shortly.

To keep up to date with all of our new designs, offers and news, head on over to our Only Oilcloths’ Facebook page!

Children’s oilcloths from Only Oilcloths!

children's oilcloths June 2016

Children’s oilcloths from Only Oilcloths

Children’s oilcloths for your little cherubs! At Only Oilcloths, we stock a fantastic range of children’s oilcloths for both girls and boys, so whether your little ones are into dinosaurs, diggers,  jungle animals, farm animals, pirates, or boats, we have a huge range of playful patterns that are guaranteed to make them smile!

With exciting patterns and a waterproof and wipe-clean coating, our high-quality children’s oilcloths are a practical, hard-wearing and fun solution to messy meal times and play times! Available in a wide choice of designs and colours, food and drink spills can easily be wiped away. Designed to be durable and entertaining, they’re the ideal choice for busy family lives.

 A few of our favourite children’s oilcloths

We have so many fun and exciting patterns in stock but here are just a few of our favourites:

Road Map Gloss Oilcloth

Dinosaurs Gloss Oilcloth

Rio Gloss Oilcloth

Swashbucklers Gloss Oilcloth


We have some fantastic photos on our Facebook page of our children’s oilcloths, so why not pop over and take a look?

Coming Up Roses!


Summer Roses

It’s official, summer is now here! With yesterday marking the first day of summer, we’re looking forward to longer days, more sunshine and lots of al fresco dining with family and friends. Floral rose patterns are always on trend during the warm summer months, and in this blog article, we wanted to share some of our favourite rose-inspired patterns with you. Whatever your home decor may be, you’re sure to find a rosy oilcloth pattern to suit your colour schemes.

Coming up roses

If you like your roses bold and bright, you’re going to love the ‘Rose Pod‘ collection. Available in hot pink and mulberry, this striking pattern is certain to add a new lease of life to your table!
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For a softer and more delicate look, the ‘Rosebud‘ range is sure to impress. We’ve pictured it here in the pretty powder colour, but we also stock it in taupe and sage.
Rosebud Powder Gloss OilclothOf course, no blog article on roses would be complete without mentioning our ever-popular English Rose collection! Available in four gorgeous colours, taupe, sagesteel and duck egg, as well as pretty peg bags, this range remains a firm favourite amongst our lovely customers!