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asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th April, 2020

What is a silence cloth?

silence cloth. A cloth put on a dining table to protect it and (as the name suggests) to prevent the clatter of dishes against the table. A silence cloth is usually a napped, fairly heavy fabric. Silence cloths are placed beneath tablecloths and are also called silencers.

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Similarly, you may ask, what do you put under a tablecloth?

A table pad, used to protect wood dining tables, also can hold the tablecloth in place. The pad surface is not as slick as the tabletop itself, so the cloth stays where you put it. Rubber shelf liners, designed to provide cushioning and grip on a shelf or in a drawer, also provide grip for a slippery tablecloth.

Similarly, should I use a tablecloth? It's best to use a tablecloth when you want to make sure your table is completely protected. Because they cover the entire surface of the table, they are ideal for keeping your heirloom or antique piece of furniture from being damaged during a meal.

Also know, what is the purpose of a tablecloth?

A tablecloth is a cloth used to cover a table. Some are mainly ornamental coverings, which may also help protect the table from scratches and stains. Other tablecloths are designed to be spread on a dining table before laying out tableware and food.

How much should a tablecloth hang over?

Decide how much overhang you want from your tablecloth. For most purposes, an overhang or "drop length" of at least 6 inches (15cm) is appropriate. A shorter drop length may make the tablecloth look too small for the table.

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