Oilcloths for Outdoor Dining


Get ready for outdoor dining!

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, we’ve all got our fingers crossed for some sunshine!

Our fantastic range of oilcloths are absolutely perfect for outdoor dining as they’re practical, stylish and versatile. We can even add a parasol hole cut into your chosen design. So, whether you’re planning on inviting friends round for a barbecue or organising an outdoor tea party for the children, an oilcloth is sure to be the perfect addition to your table this spring!

Practical parasol holes and table clips

To order an oilcloth with a parasol hole, all you need to do is pick your favourite design and select the option to add a parasol hole at the check out. We’ll then cut a parasol hole, reinforced by a protective ring, into the centre of your oilcloth.

We also offer tablecloth clips in a choice of either stainless steel or clear plastic. So, if you’re planning on using your oilcloth outdoors, then it’s definitely worth ordering a few table clips to stop your tablecloth from sliding or blowing away!

Don’t forget that if you’re struggling to decide which one of our gorgeous oilcloths is the right one for you, you can always take advantage of our free sample service.

All the team at Only Oilcloths would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Easter!

Oilcloth fabrics

oilcloth fabrics

Oilcloth fabrics are not just for the table!

What do you make with our oilcloth fabrics? Each year we sell thousands of metres of our oilcloth material and we would just love to know what becomes of it!  Do you use it in your business? Why not get in touch and let us know. We’d be delighted to hear from you!

Here are a few photographs of some of the latest creations that have been made by some very talented Only Oilcloths’ customers!

Chris Neal’s fabulous doorstops and knitting bags
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Sue Charity’s gorgeous tote bag

Lucy Hawkin’s fantastic ‘Munch and Doodle’ mats

As well as your finished projects, we’d love to see your work in progress shots and find out all about the inspiration for your ideas. We’d also be delighted to share your work on our blog and on our Facebook page.

Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother’s Day gifts with a difference

We’re sure that you don’t need reminding but it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 26th March!

Instead of flowers and chocolates this year, why not treat your mum to a gorgeous oilcloth? An oilcloth makes for the ideal Mother’s Day gift – practical and stylish too! Choose from our huge range of beautiful patterns and colours. With so many different designs available, we’re confident that you’ll be able to find something perfect for your special mum.

Mother’s Day ideas

Here are a few ideas for some pretty and elegant oilcloth gifts that are certain to impress! We’ve chosen some beautiful matt designs in this blog article. The matt finish is still easy to wipe and has many of the fantastic characteristics of the usual gloss oilcloth fabric. With a more subtle finish, the wipeable surface of the tablecloth looks less plastic and more like the original fabric.

Bird Garden Duckegg Matt Oilcloth

Hathaway Natural Matt Oilcloth

Florentina Matt Oilcloth
Florentina Matt Oilcoth
Charlotte Rose Matt Oilcloth

If you’re not sure what pattern your mum would like, why not use our oilcloth and tablecloth wishlist or take advantage of our free sample service?

You can find lots more inspiration and keep up to date with all of our new designs over on our Facebook page!


Linum collage

Take a look at our brand-new range of Linum oilcloths!

We’re so excited to introduce our brand-new Linum range of oilcloths! If you’re looking for an oilcloth that’s simple and understated yet provides perfect protection for your table and surfaces, then this gorgeous new range is definitely for you! With a subtle linen texture effect, this beautiful collection is simple yet sophisticated!

Plain but not too plain, Linum comes in six lovely colours and with a range of pretty colours to choose from, you’re sure to find a design that fits with your home’s colour scheme and furnishings. From neutral Sage and classy Smoke, through to pretty Duckegg and vibrant Scarlet, we have all colours covered!

Linum Sage Matt Oilcloth

Linum Duckegg Matt Oilcloth

Linum Smoke Matt Oilcloth

Linum Mustard Matt Oilcloth

Linum Scarlet Matt Oilcloth

Linum Denim Matt Oilcloth

A beautiful, subtle matt finish

Our new range of pretty plain oilcloths come in a nice, subtle matt finish. Providing a more understated and elegant appearance, and designed to look more like a traditional cloth fabric, a matt oilcloth provides a stylish and durable wipe clean surface for your table.

Free samples

If you’re unsure which of our oilcloths is best for you, we offer a free sample service so that you can check the finish, colour and pattern before you buy.

Get in touch for help and advice

For help and advice regarding choosing the ideal size for your oilcloth, get in touch with our friendly, expert team. You can call us on 01253 726666 or you can contact us via email at sales@onlyoilcloths.co.uk. You can also get in touch with us via our Facebook page.

To shop our range of lovely Linum oilcloths, simply click here.

Remarkable Reds

Remarkable Reds February 2017

Reds are always in fashion!

It’s Valentine’s week and love is still very much in the air! In this article, we’ve put together some of our favourite red oilcloths, which are guaranteed to add a splash of colour and a new lease of life to your home decor.

Whether you’re looking for spots, stripes or something a little different, we have the perfect red oilcloth for you!

Dotty Red Oilcloth
Dotty Red Oilcloth

Marbles Red Gloss Oilcloth
Marbles Red Gloss Oilcloth

Mosaic Red Matt Oilcloth

Ziggy Red Gloss Oilcloth
Ziggy Red Gloss Oilcloth

Gingham Red Gloss Oilcloth 

For more gorgeous red-themed oilcloths, have a browse through our website. We’re sure that you’ll find something that you like! Don’t forget that you can also visit our Facebook page to keep up to date with all of our latest news and designs.

New Year, New Oilcloth!

New oilcloth 2017

Brighten up your home with a new oilcloth

We all know that January can be a little on the drab side. The Christmas decorations have all been packed away, the days are dark and grey, your credit card may have taken a battering and you may be struggling to fasten the top button up on your jeans!

If you fancy cheering yourself up and brightening up your home without spending a fortune, a gorgeous new oilcloth could well be the answer. You’ll be surprised how a flash of colour or a pretty pattern can really add a new lease of life to your décor. Hang some photographs, scatter some cushions or light some candles and you’ll be amazed at the transformation!

Choosing your perfect oilcloth

The number of oilcloth designs available are forever changing and here at Only Oilcloths we endeavour to bring you the widest range of patterns on the market including floral, modern and classic designs. We also stock spotty & dotty oilcloths, wildlife & country oilcloths, gingham & check oilcloths, bistro & deli oilcloths, striped oilcloths, children’s oilcloths and plain oilcloths.

All of our oilcloths are cut to suit the dimensions of your table so you can be sure of the perfect fit. We also offer a choice of a matt or a gloss finish.

Free samples available

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

For more inspiration, be sure to check out our Facebook page!

Pantone Colour of the Year 2017


Pantone Colour of the Year – Greenery

Each year, the Pantone Colour Institute predict a colour trend, and for 2017, that colour is ‘Greenery’.

Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance that we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Colour Institute
Pantone Colour of the Year 2017

At Only Oilcloths, we’re loving this fresh and zesty yellow-green shade, and in this blog article, we thought that we would share some of our favourite oilcloths in similar hues of this refreshing colour.

Dotty Lime
Hazy Days Onyx Oilcloth

Fantasia Lime
Fantasia Lime Gloss Oilcloth

Lizzie Lime

Pears Green

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings”

If you’d like to find out more about Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017, why not pop over to their website for further inspiration, ideas and colour pairings?

Last posting dates for Christmas delivery!

Christmas Delivery

There’s still time to order your Christmas oilcloth!

Christmas is coming! With just a matter of days to go until the big day, we hope that you’re feeling suitably festive!

We know that there is so much to do when it comes to Christmas; shopping, decorating the home, writing cards, wrapping presents, cooking, cleaning, the list goes on and on! Whilst we can’t help you with all of these things, we can help you to keep your table looking merry and bright with a gorgeous festive oilcloth.

🎅🎄Christmas Delivery Schedule🎅🎄

Our last posting date for Christmas delivery in the United Kingdom is Wednesday 21st December at 12 noon, so there’s still some time left to order your festive oilcloth!

Many of our customers are already prepared for the festivities and they have kindly shared some of their wonderful photographs with us. We think you’ll agree that they look wonderful!

Seasons Greetings


Merry Christmas from Only Oilcloths!

Please note that we will close for the festive period at lunchtime on Thursday 22nd December and we will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January.

All the team at Only Oilcloths would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and best wishes for 2017!


Snowflakes and Sparkles

Snowflakes and Sparkles

Snowflakes and Sparkles for Christmas

We’re so close to December now and the Christmas countdown is well and truly on! If you haven’t planned your festive table yet, let us provide with you some wonderful wintery inspiration with our stunning snowflakes and sparkles oilcloths.

For a more low-key look for your Christmas table, you can’t go wrong with some shimmering snowflakes and sparkles! Perfect for adding a touch of sophisticated elegance to your décor, we think that you’re going to love these dazzling designs!

Snowflakes Red Oilcloth

Snowflakes White Oilcloth
snowflake white

Snowflakes Silver Oilcloth
snowflake silver

Twinkle Red Oilcloth

Twinkle Silver Oilcloth

New Star Red Gloss Oilcloth
New Star Red Gloss Oilcloth

New Star Taupe Gloss Oilcloth
New Star Taupe Gloss Oilcloth

For more seasonal inspiration, why not take a look at our Christmas Oilcloths page? With so many pretty patterns to choose from, we’re sure that you’ll find the perfect festive design for your home!

Christmas 2016 designs now in stock!

Christmas 2016

Festive oilcloths for Christmas 2016

With just over five weeks to go until the Big Day itself, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Only Oilcloths HQ!

Tick one thing off your ever-growing Christmas preparation list and select your perfect Christmas oilcloth. An easy to care for oilcloth is an absolute ‘must’ if you’re entertaining this festive period as it’s so easy to keep clean. There’s no need to worry about washing and ironing; simply wipe away any spills from your oilcloth and it will be as good as new, ready for your next lot of festive visitors!

New additions for 2016

We’ve added three brand-new designs to our Christmas 2016 range and we’re really excited to share them with you!

Seasons Greetings Gloss Oilcloth

Snowman Gloss Oilclothsnowman

Spruce Oilcloth


We also have all our old favourites still in stock so whether you’re looking for something modern, traditional or fun, we have the perfect oilcloth to create a fabulous festive backdrop for your home.

You can shop our full range of Christmas oilcloths here.