Table Placemats - Beautify Your Meal:
Traditionally, a table placemat is a protective mat that is placed on the surface of a table to protect it from damage. Damage to a table can be caused by heavy or sharp items, hot pots, and writing implements. Placemats are typically made from paper, plastic or cloth and can be used on any type of table at home or in a restaurant. The humble table placemat has an extremely long history and has always been a valuable household item for nearly 2000 years. Placemats are believed to have come into use in Europe during the 1st century AD. Roman households possessed tables that were exquisitely carved and so table placemats were not commonplace. The very first table mats were very plain and were used for wiping up spills. By the 15th century, every European household barring the very poorest started using dining table mats. Back in the day, keeping the kitchen-dining linen clean was the job of workers, so the fresher and whiter the table mats, the richer you were as keeping tablecloths clean was no joke. Home furnishings like linen were an expensive commodity as they had to be handspun, bleached and then hand woven into cloth by a well-experienced craftsman. Also, as ironing was not very famous until the late Middle Ages, a smooth tablecloth was considered one of the signs of a well-run household. These early tablecloths were decorated with borders, stripes, and fringes.
Though present day households are much smaller, table placemats are still widely used. Table mats are made from a number of different materials depending on their usage. They not only protect the dinner table from liquid and food stains, they also serve as decoration. Cotton placemats absorb water and other liquids.
Table placemats made out of vinyl or leather are used by hotels and organizations for meetings as their surface is easy to lean on while working. These mats also make sure that you can place objects on the table without making any noise.
Table placemats do a lot more than soak up spills and they provide a pretty backdrop for your beautiful meals. The right set of placemats will add a pop of colour and character to any of your dinner parties. Home table mats are usually made of vinyl or cloth. They are also used as part of the decor and they add to the ambience of the room. Vinyl placemats with prints or in solid colours are perfect for special occasions and also provide a functional appearance. Cloth placemats with lace or ruffles provide a more elegant and classy look.
Cloth and vinyl placemats that come with velcro closures are quite new to the market. These types of placemats can be folded to form a pouch for storing snacks and sandwiches. When you unwrap the food, the wrapper becomes a placemat. This placemat has been specially designed to be washable, reusable, and environment-friendly.
There are many popular brands like Avira Home, Bamboo Greens, Decor Club, Elan, and Glassiano that offer a wide range of table placemats in different designs. You can browse through all the available designs and pick the one that suits your decors the most.
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