Many people know that placemats are good for protecting the surface of furniture. There are several benefits to using a placemats. Not only do they help protect your table, but they make cleaning a lot easier. As you probably know, the reason that your table looks so clean is that all the dirt and debris has been removed from the surface. When you leave a table without having protecting it from the elements, all that debris falls off into the living area and then into your food.
How Placemats Protect Wood Table
Cleaning can be a real chore if you have a lot of clutter on your table. You need to get in there and get everything off the surface and into the trash can. If you don’t do this consistently, your furniture will smell moldy and start to wear down.
With how damp these pieces of furniture are, you can also rot them out over time. If you use just anything on your placemats, like mustard or any number of sprays, you could end up killing the protective qualities that the fabric was designed to have. It’s best to use fabric specifically designed for the outdoors.
Outdoor placemats tend to be much thinner than the ones used indoors. They are lighter, so they don’t have to hold as much weight. This allows them to be smaller and more delicate, which makes them better for use outside. You can use fabric with rubber backing to help soak up water and protect the table from staining if the kids get their hands on them.
As I mentioned, one of the biggest benefits to using placemats is how quickly they can get rid of any stains. If you let even a tiny spill on your table go, chances are that the stain will stay forever. With fabric, it is important that you keep the spill on the cloth until you can get it cleaned up. This prevents it from staining the fabric.
Fabric covered plates work great for this. There are many different cloths to choose from, and they all serve different purposes. For example, there are placemats made specifically for use with plastic, glass, metal and even wooden surfaces. The fabric works great on them because it helps to soak up the stain. In addition to cleaning it right away, you can use it again to keep the stain from setting.
If you have a stained placemats, all you have to do is take it off and wash it in the laundry. No need to dry it. This keeps spills from setting and it allows you to use the placemats again. Another great benefit to these types of cloths is how easy they are to clean. You can simply shake out the excess water and use it to clean up the stain.
The main benefit to using these placemat and tablecloth is that they prevent stains from setting in. However, you still have to clean up the stain if it sets into the fabric. In fact, it will help to brush it out. If you have a stain on an accent rug or upholstery, all you have to do is use the cloths and rub the spill out.
There are tons of other ways how mats help your kitchen. They can help prevent stains, reduce grease and heat buildup, and most importantly, protect your table. It doesn’t matter what material your table is made of because there is a cloth out there to fit it. The important thing is that you pick the right one.