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LM-Household ServicesGrade 10 329Dining Area Table Cloth Linen is broadly used to include the tablecloth, silence cloth , runners, placemats, and napkins. Linens come in varied types of materials, including fiber, plastic, and paper. They provide the background for the dining table, as they come in different colors, styles, textures, and designs to fit the theme, occasion, or atmosphere in the dining room. They are chosen to blend with the other table appointments and create the desired dining ambience. Kinds of Linens Silence Cloth - a thick material used on a dining table under the table cloth whichdeadens noise of dishes and prevents tablecloth from sliding Tablecloth - a cloth used to over the table and improves overall look of the table.
LM-Household ServicesGrade 10 330Top Cloth- small pieces of materials placed on top of tablecloths. It lessens the need of changing the large tablecloth more frequently. Table Runners- long, narrow strips of cloth used on bare tables without under liners.These can be used even without tablecloths especially when the tabletop is of special finish. Placemats - it is placed underneath the individual plates and dishes to catch crumbs, and protect the tablecloth, A protective table pad usually made of paper, plastic or cloth for restaurants and households. Napkins - a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing of guests. It can be folded plain or in a variety of fancy shapes when set on the table. Doilies - small ornamental piece of lace or linen or paper used to protect a surface from scratches by hard objects such as vases or bowls; or to decorate a plate of food. It can be round, oblong, or square depending on the material placed over it. It is placed under the salt and pepper, or other dishes on the table. Selection and Care of Linens Linens must be selected based on the following considerations: occasion, type of material, color and design, durability, and versatility. Formal occasions call for ramie or damask materials. Paper and plastic are only used for informal occasions.
LM-Household ServicesGrade 10 331Table Appointment Linens must be made of absorbent material. They must also be durable to withstand frequent washing and colorfast to be always presentable in the dining room. The color and design of the linen must be selected to blend with the overall color motif and style of the dining room. It is wiser and more practical in the long run to purchase linens of a durable material, even at a relatively higher price, than to practice false economy by buying cheaper linens which are not durable. The more uses can be made of one‘s linen, the less investment is needed.