When choosing table cloth fabrics, we recommend cotton and linen because they are strong and absorbent, and while they do require ironing, they are durable and have the most luxurious feel and look.

   What is the difference between linen and cotton? Linen and cotton are both natural fibers. Flax comes from the flax plant, which grows in the cooler climates of Western and Northern Europe. Cotton comes from the cotton plant, which grows in hot, humid climates around the world. Both fabrics are highly absorbent, durable, and become softer with use.

   However, there are some subtle differences. Linen feels lighter, fresher, and whiter after use. It is also highly absorbent and fluff-free. Cotton feels thicker and shrinks more than linen.

   The quality of cotton is mainly determined by the length of the fibers. That's because longer fibers can be spun into smoother, stronger, and finer yarns, which can then be woven into softer, more durable fabrics. Egyptian cotton in particular is highly prized because the wet weather and fertile soil around the Nile delta produce particularly slender fibers. Cotton grown in Egypt has fibers over 2 1/4 inches long, twice as long as regular cotton, and 60 percent longer than Pima cotton.

   Like cotton, higher-quality linen fabrics are made from longer fibers because they produce finer, stronger yarns. In addition, these fibers are very uniform in thickness, with few or uneven thick knots, and smooth hand feels.

   Tongxiang Caiya Cloth Art Factory is a table cloth manufacturer from China, and also a Curtain fabric manufacturer. The company sells bedspread fabrics, cushion fabrics, curtain fabric, and other home textile fabrics all year round.