Guide to the care of linen

Whilst hired linen is in your care you are responsible for ensuring that it is not damaged in anyway. Table linen is our biggest replacement expense to the customer as if not cared for in the correct manner can be easily damaged.

The following guide is to help you prevent expensive damage to the cloths


Damp Cloths

Damp linen is very susceptible to mildew, which can ruin a cloth within a few hours, particularly in the heat. Ensure that wine soaked, wet or damp cloths ARE NOT folded or stored in plastic bags as mildew and ‘rainbow’ staining will form permanent damage to the material which cannot be removed. If the cloths are wet we recommended that they are left on the table to dry. Mildew and ‘rainbow’ stained cloths will be charged at full replacement cost.

Candle Wax Stains

Coloured candle wax contains a strong dye, which will permanently stain linen. To avoid this damage you are strongly advised to provide protection from spitting and running wax. Stained cloths will be charged at full replacement cost.

Writing and drawings

In most cases cannot be laundered out and will ruin the cloths. Damaged cloths will be charged at full replacement cost.

Burns

Cigarettes, matches, candles and table fireworks will cause serious damage to linen, which cannot be invisibly repaired. Burns will be charged at full replacement cost.

Party Poppers

The dye in party poppers when wet will stain the cloths and in most cases does not launder out. Damaged cloths will be charged at full replacement cloths.


Replacement costs: Not inc VAT

White table linen:

118” dia round cloth £30.70

106” dia round cloth £30.63

85” dia round cloth £23.16

35” dia round cloth £5.50

Napkins £1.21

144“ x 70” cloth £20.49

108” x 70” cloth £12.00

90” x 90” cloth £17.34

70” x 70” cloth £8.00

54” x 54” cloth £5.00

Coloured replacement cloths are available on request. Please note that the replacement cost is considerably more.