We often get asked what is the difference between our wipe clean fabrics, so we put together a quick comparison chart for you to easily see the features of each one.
|Coatings||Acrylic & Teflon||Clear PVC||None|
|Wipe Clean Effectiveness||Excellent||Very good||Good|
|Base Fabric||Poly-cotton blend||100% cotton||None|
|Finish||Matt||Gloss + Matt||Matt|
|Edge Finishes||Finished as standard|
Hem or edge binding
|Optional edge binding||Optional edge binding|
|Shop||View designs||View designs||View designs|
Acrylic Coated Tablecloths
Acrylic Coated Tablecloths, also known as Teflon tablecloths, are the most natural feeling wipe clean tablecloths on the market.
It has a poly-cotton base, and is coated with two layers of acrylic to give it excellent wipe clean and better stain resisting properties. This is does not mean it is stain-proof.
Additionally, the fabric goes through a coating process using a fluorocarbon to give the fabric excellent water repellant properties. A commonly known fluorocarbon is Teflon, which some of our Acrylic coated tablecloths contain. Others have non-branded alternatives.
You can learn more about Acrylic tablecloths in our in-depth guide.
Additional read: How Teflon protects your tablecloth
Oilcloth is a tightly woven fabric, usually 100% cotton, which is then treated on one side to give it a waterproof finish. The coating traditionally was linseed oil, but is now more commercially sold with a clear PVC coating.
Oilcloth is often confused with PVC tablecloths. So if you are unsure of the differences between these terms, then take a read on our Oilcloth vs PVC guide here.
Alternatively, read a more in-depth description on Oilcloth Tablecloths here.
Vinyl tablecloths are the cheapest of wipe clean fabrics and is a great option if you are looking to cover your table occasionally.
It is made from a vinyl sheet of PVC which then has the design printed on top. There is no coating on top which makes it less durable than acrylic and oilcloth.