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The Benefits of Using Cloth Napkins For Your Dining Table Setting
Cloth Napkins are made from cloth or paper which is stretched and pasted. A napkin, handbag or facecloth is simply a square of cloth usually folded tightly to serve as an at-the-table cloth for wiping your hands and face while eating. It's usually very small and folded up, either in simple geometrical designs or intricate patterns. In most cases, it's a one-sided affair, with each side having an opposite direction and length. These types of napkins can be customized easily if you want to make them fit your dining occasion perfectly.
There are several types of cloth napkins available in the market today. They range from a simple, pure white linen napkin to elaborate designer napkins with expensive and intricate folds and shades. The type of fabric that linen or cotton napkins are manufactured from depends on the purpose of the napkins. For example, if you're planning to serve food, then linen napkins made from Egyptian cotton would be a better option because these varieties of fabric are soft and absorbent enough to hold onto the oils present in a person's mouth.
If you're planning to serve drinks to guests during special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, graduations or holiday parties, paper napkins are the best options. These types of cloth napkins are usually very plain, without any pattern or shade to them. Paper cloths are made of polyester, paper or fiber blends, and the coating is almost invisible. These types of napkins are suitable for casual events and simple occasions such as weddings. Paper napkins are also perfect for paper plates, condiment containers and silverware because of their non-stick quality.
On the other hand, there are several colorful and attractive cloth napkins available in the market today. These are made from fabrics like silk, cotton and even synthetic fibers. Cloth varieties of napkins come in many different colors and sizes, from small to extra large sizes. They are also available in different shades, such as green, blue, pink, yellow, red, white, ivory, cream and other pastel hues.
These days, washcloths are no longer considered to be used only for table cloths or dinnerware. Aside from being able to dry easily, washcloths can be reused as a diaper cover. The advantage of using washcloths to make baby diapers or coverings is that they come with a cute design and colorful prints. These are also great way to wash clothes, towels or sheets.
There are also several reasons why families should use cloth napkins for their table setting. First, they are environmentally friendly and can be used for several purposes aside from dining. Using paper napkins for dinner is like throwing your used tableware into the trash bin instead of putting it away for good. You will be helping the environment by reusing and recycling.
Second, using cloth napkins for your dinnerware set not only helps you set a sophisticated table setting but it also provides for a comfortable eating experience. Most dinner sets nowadays come with dish cloths. But it is still best to use cotton washcloths for the main course and paper napkins for side dishes or drinks. In this manner, you are providing for a more convenient, clean and hygienic eating experience for your guests.
Finally, one of the benefits of using cloth napkins is that it can accentuate your table setting with various different shades of colors. These days, many dinner sets come in different colors such as black, white and other bright shades. Therefore, using monogrammed linen set not only gives you convenience but elegance as well. Your guests would surely be impressed with such a beautiful and elegant piece of art.