Love Tablecloths Washing Guide
Ideal for hospitality, hotels, restaurants, healthcare and the home.
The tablecloths are absorbent, soft and durable with a texture ‘Feels Like Cotton’ touch.
Love Tablecloths polyester tablecloths are strong, durable with low colour loss and minimal shrinkage. Made with 100% polyester vortex air spun textured, blended and twisted yarns. The tablecloths are woven, dyed and finished on state of the art machinery, given reinforced hems and high quality stitching to protect the longevity of the tablecloths.
Wash at 40-50C with a biological detergent - Short spin cycle - Hang dry or low temp tumble dry - Medium temperature iron setting with steam
How to look after your polyester tablecloths
Before you start to wash your polyester tablecloths please read the following guidelines
Always sort different shades of tablecloths into white, coloured light, medium and dark shades for separate washing loads to avoid cross staining
Do not mix with different fabric/fibre types. Washing or drying with 100% cotton and polyester/cotton blends with 100% polyester tablecloths will result in cotton lint attaching to the surface of the polyester fabric giving the appearance of pilling (or “bobbling)
Shake out the tablecloths to remove any cutlery, solid food residues and other foreign objects before loading into the washing machine. Items such as knives and pens can permanently stain and damage the fabric. The machinery may also be subject to damage.
(Don’t over load the washing machine, this will allow the tablecloths extra movement increasing the effectiveness of the washing process and reduces creasing)
Biological detergents are highly recommended.
Residual staining can be removed using oxygen based bleaching agents but these should not be substituted for a good wash process with adequate detergent. Care and attention should be given to the conditions of use.
Detergents containing OBA (Optical Brightening Agents) are only recommended on white goods. This will make a white fabric appear whiter and brighter.
The use of detergents containing OBA can alter the appearance of some coloured shades giving the impression of colour loss. Coloured fabric should ideally be washed in detergents that do not contain OBA.
Chlorine bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) will cause coloured shade changes, permanent colour loss also fabric damage will occur chlorine bleach should be avoided, if required use a small quantity on white polyester shades only.
For heavy stained items sponge down or wipe the stained area then add the fabric to hand warm water with a small amount of biological detergent, leave to soak overnight then wash as normal.
Do not overload the washing or drying machinery this can cause creasing by crushing the fabric.
We recommend our polyester tablecloths should be washed at 40-50C with a short spin cycle.
Using a small amount of fabric softener in the final rinse stage will assist in removing static and creasing. Add too much fabric conditioner, will create a build-up of a barrier affecting the absorbency,touch and feel of the tablecloths.
Adding a small amount of white vinegar in the final rinse stage will act as a disinfectant.The vinegar smell will disappear upon drying.
All tablecloths should be removed immediately from the washing machine when the wash program has finished, followed either with a short tumble dry on a low temperature setting or line dried. This may be available on washing machines as a Permanent Press wash or Synthetics wash setting/program.
Use a low RPM spin cycle speed setting, this will avoid and minimize crushing of the fabric in the drum of the washing machine.
Polyester tablecloths dry fast!!!!
Tumble drying - Do Not Over Dry and Check Continuously on the lowest setting (if a damp moisture sensor setting is not available on the tumble drier) Take out of the tumble drier when slightly damp and immediately fold neatly to reduce ironing.
High temperatures above 50C washing and drying, without a sufficient cool down stage will result in Thermal Shock Creasing. This occurs when hot, soft and pliable polyester fibres are cooled too quickly whilst in a crumpled state. This results in small “broken ice””wrinkles” type creases on the fabric surface.
Ironing is required, for best results polyester tablecloths should be ironed slightly damp. Ensure the heat setting of the iron is on medium / polyester with steam, when the setting is too high it may scorch or melt the fabric, using a fine water mist spray will help when ironing.