Classic Oilcloths are a great way to protect the kitchen or patio table during Summer BBQs and bring a retro splash of colour and style to every event and meal. Our wide selection of classic oilcloths are fabulous for bunting; so perfect if you want to host a retro garden party, with Pimms and BBQ meats and salad - ideal for a warm Summer Weekend.
Oilcloths by Only Oilcloths are printed fabric tablecloths - available in a range of sizes that make them suitable for almost any table - in an imaginative selection of patterns and designs, then covered with a protective vinyl plastic (PVC) coating to ensure they are waterproof and wipeable, to protect the fabric and table.
Traditional oilcloths are outdated and rarely suit modern kitchen designs and decor. Instead, they appear too ‘plastic’ - a throwback from the 1980s - and out of place, even outside on patio tables. However, table cloths and the tables underneath still need protecting from food stains to minimise the time it takes to clean up after a meal - especially if you have a lot of people around a table or lots of finger food. No one wants to spend hours cleaning up or trying to get stubborn stains out of tablecloths.
Modern PVC covers don't appear too ‘plastic’, unlike traditional oilcloths. Modern manufacturing and materials mean that even classic oilcloths appear closer to material designs without a heavy coating of plastic. And then, this durable surface can be wiped clean - even bleached - without damaging the fabric and pattern underneath. Just spray or wipe, and your kitchen table is ready for the next meal.
In the classic oilcloth range, we have a fantastic selection of suitably classic designs and patterns, from world maps to flags, corals to starfish, boats and other seaside themes, along with ice cream vans, VW Campers in different colours and jars of old fashioned sweets in a sweet shop. Customers love our classic styles and patterns.
Classic Oilcloths are perfect for kitchens or dining rooms where you want a homely touch, complementing most colour schemes and other design features. They even look great in modern kitchens and dining rooms, since they make a retro contribution to an otherwise modern, glass, steel and marble effect interior decor style.
Browse our classic oilcloth selection and buy today, or call 01253 726666 for sales and selection advice. You can also email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classic oilcloths are easy to wash and clean for families with young children - just wipe them clean after every meal and you are done. Whereas, with material table cloths, that is another thing to put in the washing machine, put in the dryer or hang on the line. Just one less thing to worry about and deal with as a busy parent.
Perfect Indoors and Outdoors
Now is the perfect time to get the BBQ out or buy a new one and enjoy the Summer sun with family and friends. Most Classic Oilcloth designs can come in circular options with a hole in the centre to fit a parasol. Perfect for warm Summer afternoons and evenings. Classic oilcloths aren't designed to be kept outside for extended periods, so only bring them outside when you are using your patio table.
When selecting a size for your table - whether you are picking one for a square, rectangular or circular table - we always recommend allowing for the overhang at either end. We recommend allowing for an extra 20 - 25cm at each end of the table, therefore, you need to add an extra 40-50 cm (16 -20 inches) onto the length of your table in order to have a perfect sized classic oilcloth tablecloth. All sizes on our website are displayed in centimetres and inches.
Classic Oilcloths come with two options for a finish: Matt and Gloss. Not every design is available in both options, but we have matt and gloss available across the classic oilcloth range. Gloss is closer to the traditional appearance, except without that plastic appearance. Matt is less shiny - so closer to the appearance of the fabric beneath the protective cover - and an increasingly popular choice.
Take a look at our classic oilcloth range today. We have a classic oilcloth selection suitable for any home and kitchen design, indoors and outdoors on the patio. Every oilcloth is durable, easy to clean, with a beautiful design, finish and a lovely selection of patterns.