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Atmosphere is a key element to a great dining experience in any restaurant. Even your choice of tablecloth will play a part in how your guests feel when they visit your establishment. Use this comparison to help you find the restaurant table linen that’s best for your business.

Choosing Your Restaurant Table Linens

There are many factors to consider when choosing the linens for your restaurant. You will want to think about everything from color to maintenance to your dining theme. Use this comparison to consider the features of three popular fabric options. Note they are all reusable and machine washable.

View millikentablelinen.com as a resource to find the best table linens for your restaurant.

Poly Cotton

A blend of 50% polyester and 50% cotton, this product lasts twice as long as 100% cotton. It gives you the softness of cotton and the wrinkle-resistance of polyester. It will absorb liquids, however, and may be more prone to stain than other options. It will also pill and breakdown over time.

100% PolyesterColorful Fabric on White Background

If you’re looking for the highest level of pill, stain, wrinkle, and shrink resistance, these may be the table linens for you. They do not absorb liquids in the case of spills and can be machine washed just like cloth. They will not shrink in the dryer and even retain their size with repeated washings.


A blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton, this product is also soft to touch and wrinkle-resistant. It features longer wear than poly cotton blends (roughly twice as long) and the resistance to shrinking, pilling, and fading of 100% polyester. Polyspun linens keep their color twice as long as poly cotton and resist breakdown. The plastic-like fibers allow it to withstand the washing cycle longer and make it much more stain resistant.

Better Quality, Better Experience

You will find all three of these restaurant table linens come in different sizes, shapes, and quality. Better quality linens typically feature a higher thread count and are more durable. You may want to sample various options of each type before making your decision, and see how they feel to the touch.

Wilkins Linen provides linen management services for restaurants in the Houston area. Contact Us to find out how outsourcing your table linens could improve your restaurant’s efficiency.

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