Vintage Oilcloth Designs

Vintage oilcloths are great ways to brighten up a kitchen or dining room table.

Created with vintage patterns and materials, we stock over four hundred oilcloths, including festive ones for Christmas and modern oilcloths with a parasol hole, perfect for Summer picnics and garden parties when the weather is warm.

Vintage oilcloths are printed fabric tablecloths, which come in a wide range of colourful, vintage, plain and quirky designs, before they are given a hot melt vinyl plastic (PVC) coating to ensure they are waterproof and wipeable, to protect the table and fabric.

Unlike traditional tablecloths, made of fabric, the PVC coating means they’re easy to wipe and clean, without having that ‘plastic’ look and feel of oilcloths that were popular in the 1970s and 80s. We ensure these oilcloths are durable which is one reason they’re so popular with families.

No need to put them in the washing machine. After breakfast, lunch or dinner, just wipe down with a wet cloth, spray with antibacterial cleaner or use an anti-bac wipe, then put away or leave on the table for next time. Using a vintage, PVC-covered oilcloth saves time when tidying a kitchen or dining room.

With so many colours, patterns and designs to choose from you will be able to find an oilcloth that suits any kitchen style. Vintage oilcloths are suitable for any size and shape of the table, from one square metre, up to a 20-metre roll. We have dozens of sizes and designs in between, so you can tailor your oilcloth to suit the space and table, from traditional farmhouse style-tables to contemporary glass tables.

 Vintage Oilcloth

Whatever style or pattern you pick, most of our oilcloths come with two finish options: Gloss or Matt. Gloss appears closer to the traditional design of oilcloths, except they aren’t made of the same cheap plastic as ones some of us may remember from childhood. Gloss oilcloths are slightly more durable than the Matt cloths so that they may be more suitable for families with young children.

Matt oilcloths, on the other hand, are a new way of finishing an oilcloth and they’re proving very popular. More closely in keeping with modern kitchen designs and styles. With a matt finish, you can more clearly see the fabric beneath the protective covering, which gives them a stylish and timeless appearance.

Here at Only Oilcloths, we have a wonderful selection of patterns and styles, from floral and dotty, through to bistro and deli, giving any kitchen and dining room a vintage or contemporary finish, depending on what you want. Our Vintage range includes everything from a Henge Duckegg Matt oilcloth to a Crazy Cats Gloss oilcloth. Designs and finishes to suit any home and colour scheme, making each oilcloth a reflection of your personal taste.

Browse our vintage oilcloth selection and buy today, or call 01253 726666 for sales and selection advice. You can also email us on:

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