Restaurant Table Linens

Restaurant Table Linens

If you ask just about any restaurant owner who uses tablecloths, you just cannot go wrong with polyester tablecloths. Why polyester instead of cotton?  Polyester tablecloths stand up better to repeated use, rarely shrink, rarely fade, and, for the most part, are wrinkle resistant.  Of course, not all polyester is created equal. The heavier the fabric weight, the better. Heavier fabric weight means longer durability, better longevity, better wrinkle resistance. We offer 3 grades – 3 fabric weights: Economy, Standard, and Cotton-feel.

Lovely restaurant table setting at Josie in Santa Monica, California.

Lovely restaurant table setting at Josie in Santa Monica, California.


  1.  Economy Polyester, as you can guess by the name is our most economical tablecloth. With a GSM (grams per square meter) fabric weight of 125-130, Economy Polyester are very affordable-( in fact you could not buy material and make it yourself for even close). These are best for occasional use, special events, banquets, parties, weddings, etc. Although not recommended for daily repeated use and laundering, used as a base tablecloth paired with an overlay or topper of standard or cotton-feel grade, economy will do just fine- and save money.


Polyester Tablecloth

Magnified view of economy tablecloths

Close Up of an economy tablecloth


  2.  Polyester (Standard Poly), is our most common tablecloth. Also known as visa or poplin polyester, and with a GSM (grams per square meter) fabric weight of 180, standard polyester tablecloths are great for any use. They are durable enough to withstand repeated use and laundering, giving you the best “bang for your buck”!

3.  Cotton-feel Polyester, are the premium, top-of-the line polyester tablecloths.  Made of spun polyester, these tablecloths have a GSM (grams per square meter) fabric weight of 215. Characterized by the same look and feel as cotton, but without the wrinkles, fading, and shrinking that cotton is known for, cotton-feel table linens are definitely worth the extra buck or two per table.  Customers who regularly purchase cotton-feel rave about them and will not settle for anything else. Customers we talk to say they come out of the dryer virtually wrinkle free and look beautiful on event tables.



215 GSM Restaurant Tablecloth

Close Up of a 215 GSM Restaurant Tablecloth


Quality and presentation of restaurant tablecloths is an important component of the dining experience. Don’t settle for cheap tablecloths. You owe your customers a relaxed, comfortable and enjoyable experience. Choose from the Ambassador line of high quality restaurant tablecloths and keep the lip balm at home.