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Five Unique Ways to Set Your Table

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“Every restaurant needs to have a point of view.” Danny Meyer.

And what better point of view than a set table ready for people to enjoy a meal?

As a restaurant owner, finding new ways to set tables is a challenge you have to deal with every day, so it calls for creativity.

The style of table setting you choose sends a message to your guests.

It tells them whether it’s a business dinner, wedding reception or cocktail party.

But how do you set tables?

There are rules to follow. Here are some of the lesser known ones that will make your restaurant stand out.

Let’s count down, shall we?

5. Use Mismatched Colour Themes

Many people believe the only way to set a table is to use matching sets of silverware. But this is so overrated. It’s boring to set an entire table with the same pieces.

Be creative. Silverware is much more than crockery.

Psychologists say the colour and shape of plates and other dishes have an impact on one’s dining experience. For example, people tend to eat less when their dishes are in sharp colour contrast to their food.

Set your restaurant apart by using mismatched silverware. Mix up a modern tablescape with vintage silverware. It will bring character to your restaurant and add colour.

It is also bound to leave your guests intrigued.

4. Place Silverware on Unique Surfaces

Instead of placing cutlery on the table, use a slab of stone. Put the slab on the left side of the charger and place your knives and forks on it.

Guests can place cutlery on the slabs between different meals. This makes it easy for the restaurant’s staff to wipe spills instead of removing the entire table decor.

If the setting is for a casual event, opt for a wicker cutlery basket. This is different from the conventional way of putting your cutlery on a table.

Use a colourful napkin to wrap cutlery then place it in the wicker basket. It will brighten the dining table.

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Wicker cutlery basket

Silverware on a slab

Silverware on a slab

3. Always Use a Service Tray

Table setting can be stressful, but having a system in place makes it less of a chore. It also keeps mealtime more orderly.

Using a serving tray to carry cutlery is more efficient. It keeps germs at bay and makes a good impression on your guests.

As you move glasses from the tray to the table, do not pick them by the bowl. Always hold them at the stem or base.

If you must carry a plate, place it in the palm of your hand. Don’t let your fingers touch the rim of the plates

Once your guests have finished eating, clear the table. There are three rules you must follow:

  • Clear plates from the right-hand side of your guests. Use the right hand to pick up plates and the left hand to stack the cleared plates.

    You will know guests have completed eating if they leave silverware crossed on the plate. Another sign is if there is very little food left on the plate and the guests sit back with folded hands.

  • Clear the largest items from the table first as you work your way towards the smallest items. Always start with the plates and finish with the silverware.

    Avoid clearing utensils by holding their eating surfaces. Instead, hold the bottom. This protects you from the guests’ germs.

2. Don’t Use Overpowering Centrepieces

Centrepieces are the focus of a table, but they shouldn't overwhelm the setting.

When you have large tables, you can place many centrepieces on the table linen. Try to leave enough space on the table for items like salt, pepper shakers and breadbaskets.

If your centrepieces are flowers, pick a subtle scent. You don’t want them to overpower the food with their fragrance. Also, be careful not to aggravate guests who have flower allergies.

Consider the height of your centrepieces. They need to be low enough for guests to see each other across the table.

The safety of your guests is important. Place centrepieces away from the table edges. It will prevent any accidents if the table is bumped, especially if the pieces are candles or vases.

1. Consider the Different Settings

Depending on the occasion, different rules of table setting will apply. Consider these four common settings

  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Basic
  • Buffet

a) Formal Setting

If you are aiming for a formal setting, such as a business dinner, click the image below to view the steps to follow:

Steps for formal table setting Image: etiquettescholar

b) Informal Setting

There are fewer utensils used in an informal setting compared to a formal one. An example of informal settings includes a cocktail party.

The following rules apply

  1. The dinner plate should have a napkin folded on it.
  2. On the right-hand side of the plate, place the dinner knife with the blade facing inwards.
  3. Next to the knife, place the dessert spoon. You can bring the dessert spoon after the meal because it is used last.
  4. The soup spoon goes next to the dessert spoon.
  5. Place the forks on the left of the plate. The salad fork goes to the far left while the dinner fork sits between the salad fork and dinner plate.
  6. The salad plate goes to the left of the forks.
  7. All glasses go to the right of the plate. These include water, juice or wine glasses.

c) Basic Setting

This is a simplified version of an informal setting with a few differences. For example, instead of using a salad and dinner plate, guests serve the salad on their dinner plates.

Brunch or casual family dinners are examples of a basic setting.

Here is how to set the table.

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d) Buffet Setting

Buffet settings offer an opportunity for self-service. Guests get to select the kind of food they want to eat and in what quantity.

These are the rules to follow when setting a buffet table.

  • Always begin with plates. At most, stack 12 plates together.
  • Place napkins between each plate in the stack to save on space.
  • Next to the plate, place side dishes, main dishes, vegetables and salads, in that order.
  • Place the table decorations at the centre of the buffet table.
  • To avoid congestion, have a different table where you set desert.

General Table Setting Rules

There are a few general rules that apply to these types of table settings: basic, formal and informal.

Placements. Place all the utensils about an inch from the edge of the table.

Forks. These go on the left side of the main service plate. The dessert fork is an exception. Place it above the plate.

Knives. Always place knives on the right side of the plate. Ensure the cutting blade faces inwards towards the plate. The butter knife is an exception. Place it on the butter plate with the blade pointing downwards and left.

Spoons. Place spoons on the right side of the plate. The dessert spoon is an exception. Place it above the service plate.

Placement. All utensils should be about an inch from the edge of the table.

Set only what you use. Only set the utensils in use throughout the service. If there is no soup, there’s no need to set a soup spoon.

Now that you know how to set your tables, give your guest a memorable experience.

Remember, for food and beverage linen, head over to Australian Linen Supply now.

You’ll love their superior quality and pocket-friendly prices.

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5 Tactics to Improve Client Experience in Your Spa

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Let’s be honest, clients call the shots. Their customer experience is crucial to the success of your business. It can make or break it.

Now, more than ever, clients are more knowledgeable. They have high expectations and many options to choose from. Their loyalty is fickle.

This can be challenging for a spa owner.

How do you set your spa apart? How do you maintain regular clients and attract new ones?

A huge part of the spa experience will involve the spa linen. You want it to impress your clients.

But that’s not all.

We have five proven tactics that will improve your client experience.

1. Make Bookings Easy

An online booking option offers clients convenience. You want your business to always be available to clients.

Give them the option to reschedule a booking. It is better to reschedule than cancel where possible.

Collect data on your clients from the information keyed in during online bookings. Get to know their preferences.

Software such as Book4Time offers online booking solutions. They collect information on clients that can help spa owners drive profitable actions.

Use social media to your advantage. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have a lot of reach to clients.

You can market your services on social media free of charge. Clients can also contact you through these online platforms.

2. Leave a Great First Impression

From the time a client walks into your spa, they are vetting it, deciding whether they’ll make a second visit.

Give your clients a warm welcome right from the reception. Greet them and get to know their name. Address repeat your clients by their name. They will be happy that you remembered their name and feel valued.

Find out how their day was. By taking interest in your clients' lives, you make them feel loved and appreciated.

Offer a smile. There is nothing like a genuine smile to create a great first impression. A warm and confident smile will put both you and the client at ease.

If a client has to wait for service for a few minutes, show them where to sit. Offer them a drink and magazines to read.

Better still, if they are a regular client, take note of their preferences. Go ahead and give them a personalised experience. For instance, if you notice they love green tea, ask them if they would prefer to take that.

Research shows that 71% of customers are highly dissatisfied with impersonal service experiences. On the other hand, 44% are likely to come back if you offer a personalised client experience.

Remember,

“It’s not the impression you make. It’s the impression you leave!” – Marilyn Schwartz.

3. Have a First-Time Special Offer

Everyone loves a good sale. It’s hard to resist the idea of saving a coin or two!

Use it to entice first-time clients. Create a special experience by providing quality services.

By offering a deal that is difficult to turn away from, you will end up getting more clients who want to give your spa a try.

Make them understand that the first-time special offer was an introduction only.  This can get them hooked and keep them coming for more services.

Try to turn at least 20% of these into repeat clients. Offer discounted rates or a redeemable points system that a client can use after many visits. This can make a difference between a one-time visit and a regular client.

4. Use Quality Linen

Your spa linen should show your clients that you care about their experiences. Stocking good and clean quality linen at your spa should be non-negotiable.

Finding good quality linen does not have to be a struggle. Australian Linen Supply is a sure bet. Not only do they stock good quality products, but they are also affordable.

Let your spa towel display look stylish.  This will create an attractive and memorable experience for your clients.

Three stylish ways to display your spa towels include:

Stack up

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Fold your towels and stack them up on a shelf. Place extra towels on the top shelf, while the ones used daily sit at a more accessible height. It makes it easy to grab a towel when you need it.

Fold towels of different colours together. This will give you a beautiful contrast and great visual appeal.

Origami

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This is the beautiful art of folding towels to form different shapes. There are a variety of origami forms, including boats, pinwheels and hearts.

Roll-ups

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These aim at creating an attractive sight. Use towels of different patterns, colours and textures to add an elegant touch to your spa.

NB: The fabric of your towels will affect the folds. Always starch and iron your towels to get a perfect fold. Or, even better, use high-quality towels from a good supplier.

5. Ask for Feedback

If you want to improve client experience in your spa, listen, learn and act.

Train your team to always ask for feedback from clients. They can do this by asking questions and paying close attention to the answers.

Did you know these facts?

  • For one unsatisfied guest who complains, 26 other unhappy guests say nothing and 24 won’t come back. -Lee Resources
  • The average guest who had a good experience with your business will tell nine people. But he will tell 16 people about their poor experience. - American Express Survey
  • 96% of unhappy customers don’t complain, but, 91% of those will simply leave and never come back. – 1st Financial Training services.

Do you get the point?

It’s not enough to ask for feedback. When you do, use it to deliver beyond the clients’ expectations.

Give them the best service and they will keep coming back. You can turn even the biggest critics into loyal customers.

How, you might ask?

  • Allow the client to vent. An angry person wants to be heard. Give them that chance without any interruptions. Don’t take their sentiments personally. Listen with an open mind.
  • Empathise with the client. Thank the client for reaching out and expressing their frustration. Make sure your tone is not condescending. Don’t defend yourself even when you think you have a right to. This will only make your apology look insincere.
  • Find a solution. Discuss a resolution. Offer the client options. It costs more to get a new client than to keep an existing one.

    Act on the complaint and provide a lasting solution that will leave the customer happy.

Here is a video of a company that listened to its harshest critics. They used the information to make their best product.

Improving client experience in your business means you have to offer clients the best.

“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again. And they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” - Walt Disney

Now that you are a pro at client experience, go ahead and wow your client!

Visit Australian Linen Supply for high-quality, affordable linen for your spa.



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Chinese Wedding Banquet Seating Arrangements: Tips to Consider

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Seating arrangements are very important for a Chinese wedding banquet. They portray respect for Chinese culture, etiquette and traditions.

Chinese wedding banquets are often a lavish affair marked with opulence and class. They are a celebration of two families coming together.

Traditionally, the seating was arranged according to one’s social status. People were divided into a four-tier social structure:

Chinese wedding reception seating arrangements
  1. The imperial court
  2. Local authorities
  3. Trade associations
  4. Farmers and workers
In modern times, seating arrangements have changed and are simplified into:
  • Master of the banquet. The master of the banquet is also known as the host or guest of honour. He is allocated a seat of honour at the wedding banquet.

    The seat is placed either facing the door or at the centre of the banquet room, facing the east.

  • Guests. The seating of guests is arranged according to their status and their relationship with the master of the banquet.

    Guests of higher position sit closer to the master of the banquet and those with lower status sit further from the master of the banquet and closer to the door.

3 Tips to Consider When Planning Seating Arrangements

Tip 1: Include Some Chinese Customs

When setting the banquet room, factor in feng shui. This is the art of organising space and objects to achieve balance and harmony.

The assumption of feng shui is that the world is driven by unseen forces or energy. When they flow freely, it creates harmony between individuals and their environment.

Choose a room that has a lot of windows which allow light to enter. In feng shui, a ceremony that has plenty of light is fortuitous because you want to have a bright future ahead of you.

Your colour scheme at the wedding banquet is also important. It sets the mood of the wedding. Choose tablecloths and napkins that blend with your colour scheme.

Some popular colours and their feng shui meanings include:

  1. Black and White - These colours are considered a perfect combination for creating a positive feng shui. They represent a strong and balanced relationship.
  2. Pink - This colour is suitable for young couples. It exudes a sense of fun.
  3. Red - This is often a traditional Chinese wedding colour. It creates an atmosphere of love and romance.
  4. Purple - This colour is ideal for intimate weddings with close friends and family. It exudes passion.
  5. Yellow - This is a sunny colour and depicts cheerfulness.
  6. Orange - It is a great choice of colour for couples with many guests. It portrays warmth.
  7. Blues and Greens - It is ideal for a couple who has known each other for a long time or for a second wedding. These colours vibrate calmness.

Chinese wedding receptions are usually extravagant and opulent. Decorations and placements need to be a key part of the venue setting. These also need balance to achieve a memorable wedding banquet.

Use crystal and glass to reflect more light in your banquet room. For instance, crystal chandeliers are auspicious. With their reflected light, they double the positive feng shui.

Tip 2: Table Setting

When setting tables, pay attention to the layout of the banquet room. You can achieve the layout through:

  • Round Tables. These are popular in Chinese banquets. When using round tables, the seat facing the entrance is the seat of honour.

    The seats on the left-hand side of the seat of honour are second, fourth, sixth, etc. in order of importance. Those on the right-hand side are third, fifth, etc. in order of importance until they join.

  • Square Tables. These are common in traditional Chinese wedding banquets. A big square table is used with benches for two people on each side. It is also called an Eight Immortals table.

    If there is a seat facing the entrance, then the right-hand seat facing the entrance is for the guest of honour.

    In the case where there is no seat facing the entrance, then the right-hand seat facing east is the seat of honour.

    The seats on the left-hand side of the seat of honour are, in order of importance, second, fourth, sixth and eighth, and those on the right are third, fifth and seventh.

  • Grand Banquet. If the wedding banquet is grand and has many tables, the table of honour will be the one furthest from the main entrance.

    If the main entrance is not clear, then the table of honour will be one facing far east.
    For example, if the room has 20 tables, the tables on the left-hand side of the table of honour are, in order of importance, second, fourth, sixth, etc., and those on the right are third, fifth, seventh, ninth, etc..

In your seating arrangements, take into account the size and shape of the tables and table linen available to go with these.

Tip 3: Take Care of Special Groups

Consider the following special groups when planning seating arrangements:

  • The bridal party. These include the bride, groom, parents, grandparents, best man and maid of honour. Traditionally, the bride sits with the groom and his family at a right-hand table, while the bride’s family is seated at a left-hand table. The tables closer to the bride and groom should be reserved for close relatives.
  • Children. If the wedding has many children, you can set a table for kids only. Alternatively, place baby chairs next to their parents at the table. Ensure children sit away from the speakers and camera.
  • Persons with disabilities. Reserve space for guests with disabilities who use wheelchairs. The reserved space should allow for free movement in and out of the venue.
  • Guests with special dietary preferences. Place guests with special dietary preferences on the same table. This will make it easy to serve them. For instance, those guests who do not eat meat can seat together.
  • Guests with similar interests and age. Match up guests with similar interests and age at the same table. The idea is to ensure that everyone is comfortable and gets to enjoy the wedding.

In Conclusion

When planning seating arrangements in a Chinese wedding banquet, no matter the layout, the following seating positions show importance:

  • Seats facing the door
  • A table in the middle of the banquet room
  • Seats on the right-hand side

The master of the wedding banquet has the responsibility of announcing to the guests the arrival of the bride and groom.

The couple’s entrance to the venue marks the beginning of the wedding celebration. This will usher in the serving of food and the making of merriment!

Now that you have achieved the perfect Chinese wedding banquet seating arrangement, enjoy the wedding.

Make sure you get high-quality, affordable food and beverage linen from Australian Linen Supply today! You want your linen to match up to the lavish look of your banquet.



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How to Seat Guests at Various Events

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You have secured a date for the event, booked the perfect venue and written your guest list. Still, your final task of choosing a seating arrangement for your guests feels like a daunting task.

Figuring out the seating layout of an event is a tricky affair. If not well thought out, someone may get tackled by the end of the event.

A good seating arrangement is important because:

  • It saves time.
  • It avoids confusion and distractions as people can easily locate where to seat.
  • It makes it easy for the caterer to serve meals.
  • It helps the host understand if the venue can accommodate all invited guests.

Now we are in agreement about the importance of a good seating arrangement. Stick around, and we will show you how to create a seating plan that will leave your guests comfortable and your event a memorable celebration.

When seating guests at an event, bear in mind the following:

  1. The number of invited guests
  2. Ideal seating style for your event
  3. Plan using online tools
  4. Special groups at the event
  5. Do a last-minute check

Let’s have a look at each of these.

The Number of Guests

How many people have you invited to the event? How many guests have RSVP’d?

The number of guests at your event will greatly affect your seating plan. Be sure the venue can accommodate all your invited guests. You don’t want guests to stand outside or at the back of the room because the venue cannot seat everyone.

Trying to change the venue closer to the event because you realise it can’t accommodate everyone is not only expensive but may prove difficult.

If you have 20 guests for an event, then you have the option of assigning specific seating arrangements.

However, if you have a guest list of 100 people, you will want everyone to have a specific place to sit. Why? Guests will appreciate that you took the time to plan where they will be located. It will also save you lots of headaches.

Avoid seating guests too close to each other. They need to have space to move around or dance without feeling claustrophobic.

For good seating arrangements, invest in tables and chairs that can be moved around. A good rule of thumb for placing tables is to leave a minimum of 24 inches between the corners of the tables.

Do not overlook the flow of traffic at the event, especially if you have many guests. You want your guests to walk in and out with minimal distractions.

Use Online Tools

You might be wondering if you even need a seating chart at all. If you have over 50 guests, you should definitely use one.

Don’t go for the old fashioned way of planning seating arrangements by drawing the floorplan of the room on a poster board and sketching in all the tables and chairs. It is tedious and messy because your handwriting may not be legible to others.

The modern way is by using online software. It is easy to plan, and it’s efficient and time-saving.

There is plenty of online software that can help you make a seating chart. Sites like Social Tables, AllSeated, Seating Planner and Hitched are just a few options at your disposal.

With software, you can map out the room and see exactly how it will look on the day. You can also shift chairs around until you get the seating arrangement that accommodates all your guests.

Online software allows you to incorporate other people and planning together. Get it from Dan Berger, the CEO of Social Tables: “If you use web-based software, collaborating is as easy as sharing the URL, and software that has 3D rendering helps you visualize your event.”

Find some tips on how best to use online software below:

Choose an Ideal Seating Style

Define what kind of event it is. Is it a wedding reception, a garden wedding or even a gala award? Will your event be indoors or outdoors?

Different events will go best with certain seating styles. Remember, your venue space will also determine what seating arrangement is best to adopt.

Event
Ideal Seating Style
Characteristics of Seating Style
1. Garden wedding U-shaped style
  • Suitable for small groups and intimate discussions
  • Great for an outdoor event
2. Lectures and seminars Classroom style
  • Great for note-taking and use of a laptop
3. Product launches Theatre/auditorium style
  • Good for presentations
4. Small meetings Conference/boardroom style seating
  • A single table with about 25 guests
  • Perfect for discussions and brainstorming
5. Wedding receptions Banquet style
  • Round tables with 8 or 10 guests per table
  • Very interactive
6. Gala awards Cabaret style
  • Round table with guests seated on one side; everyone has a view of the speaker
7. Cocktails Cocktail Style
  • No chairs and tables needed, great for casual events
  • Guests get to stand

Regardless of the seating style you choose, you want your event to be spectacular. Make a great impression with your customers by using good quality food and beverage linen from Australian Linen Supply.

Pay Attention to Special Groups

When planning for seating arrangements, consider the special groups at your event. For instance, a wedding with divorced parents or an event with adult guests or children.

If the event is a wedding and there are parents who are divorced, you can place them at different tables.

When it comes to elderly guests, seat them near the aisles and exit so as to make their movement easy.

Children should be away from the camera and speakers. If you have a good number of children at the event, set a kid’s table not too far away from their parents.

Chances are, there will be guests at your event with existing feuds and spats. It is important that you recognise this and accommodate them.

If you’re worried about personalities clashing or guests that do not get along, be tactful.  Assign them to different tables so everyone gets to choose who they sit next to.

Do a Last-Minute Check

There may be changes and some of the guests may do a last-minute cancellation. Don’t panic. Instead, build your seating chart after your RSVPs are in, not before.

One week prior to the event, make final checks to confirm how many guests will attend the event. This way, you can get an almost accurate idea of how many guests to expect and avoid surprises.

Once you have done your best to ensure everyone has a seat and you’ve accommodated special needs as much as possible, go ahead and let your guests have fun.

Always double-check the venue to ensure good quality food and beverage linen is available.



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Cotton or Polyester Sheets: Which is Better for You?

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Sheets, whether at home or in hotels, are some of the first items we look at in a bed.

We want sheets that are clean, decorative, hypoallergenic and perfect for everyday weather.

Who doesn’t want quality sheets that last a long time?

There are different materials available on the market today: linen, cotton, silk, synthetics, bamboo, blends and many others.

The big question here is: cotton or polyester?

Each has its own set of pros and cons that we shall explore in this article.

But first, here are some questions to consider when choosing bedsheets:

  • What material are they made of?
  • Are they easy to clean and take care of?
  • Are they durable and cost-effective?
  • Are they decorated enough to make any bed look inviting?

Cotton Sheet they durables

Cotton can be traced back to Mexico from the year 5000 BC and in Pakistan going back to 3500 BC.

With the improvement of the spinning wheel in Europe around the 1350s, more cotton was processed for various uses.

The main part of the cotton plant used is called the boll, and it grows best in the Americas, India and Africa.

The cottonseed is usually fed to cattle and is perfect for making oil. The little cotton pieces left on the seeds, called linters, make everyday items like banknotes, plastic, bandages, beauty cotton balls and cotton buds.

Why Choose Cotton Sheets?

  • Cotton is soft and durable. This means it’s gentle on your skin.
  • Cotton breathes well, which is to say that it does not hold on to smells.
  • While it may be long-lasting, cotton is one of the more expensive fabrics to purchase, but it saves you money in the long-run.
  • It is the perfect fabric to dye or colour for decorative items like bedsheets or upholstery.
  • When buying sheets for people suffering from allergies, cotton is one of the best options because it is hypoallergenic.
  • It is absorbent, which is the best option for hot and humid weather.
  • Cotton is easy to clean, which makes it perfect for hotels.
  • Cotton is a fabric that blends well with other fabrics.

When choosing cotton, consider the following disadvantages:

  • It easily wrinkles after use. This means you need to iron bedsheets after washing and storing them.
  • After the first wash, cotton usually shrinks. Where possible, buy pre-shrunk cotton sheets.
  • Cotton absorbs the good and the bad. One of the things it absorbs is stains and sweat.
  • Cotton can accumulate mildew when not properly dried, which can be a health risk.

Polyester Sheets

Polyester is made from woven fabric and binding agents. Many people choose polyester sheets because they are affordable, durable and rather soft. Terylene is one of the first polyester fabrics, having been created in 1941 in England.

Polyester is also used to create rubber tyres, soft drink bottles and many other everyday items. Polyester is blended with many other fabrics to create more varieties.

For example, it’s blended with wool to strengthen it before use. It’s also blended with cotton or0 nylon to make upholstery, which helps it to stay wrinkle-free and absorbent.

Why Choose Polyester Sheets?

  • Polyester has similar traits to plastic, which makes it durable.
  • Polyester is a great fabric for hot and humid weather. This is because any absorbed moisture evaporates and keeps them dry.
  • Polyester is a preferred fabric because it is easy to clean and maintain. This is due to the fact that it doesn't require any special washing instructions or detergents.
  • It doesn’t wrinkle, shrink or stretch.
  • It is water-resistant and also repels chemicals.
  • Polyester is the go-to fabric for items that need pleats and creases, which is great for decorative items.

Polyester has its own set of disadvantages:

  • Polyester can be uncomfortable to sleep on for long hours because it retains heat. When choosing polyester sheets, choose variations which have a cooling effect.
  • It is a clingy material because of static electricity, which can be uncomfortable and unappealing.
  • Polyester can absorb stains, which means you will spend more time washing your sheets with cleaning agents. It especially tends to hold onto oils, which can be hard to remove.

A Basic Guide to Choosing Sheets for Your Home or Business

  • There are tons of options on the market today, which is why you should buy a well-known brand of sheets. You can check out ALS for quality sheets, towels, bath linen and many more products. If you want to buy from ALS, simply visit the site, register a new account, check out the available collections and request a quote. It’s as simple as that!
  • You have to measure your beds before buying sheets. You shouldn’t assume they will fit. Make sure you leave some flexible measurement to cater for any shrinkage after the first wash.
  • Will these sheets need regular cleaning? Yes, but there are options that are easy to clean and maintain that you can choose from. Remember that you should wash sheets separately from the rest of your laundry. You should also separate colours to prevent bleeding on other sheets. Generally, follow the washing instructions that come with your sheets for the best results.
  • Choose hypoallergenic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial sheets. These are perfect for people with allergies.
  • Weather conditions help you to buy the best bed sheets. Select sheets which suit the climate. Look for cooling sheets or those that absorb perspiration.
  • Thread count is a popular phrase used when choosing bed sheets. It’s used to measure how coarse or fine sheets are. A higher thread count (usually around 180 and above) is assumed to be higher quality. It only means that it’s finer than those of a lower count. Focus instead on the quality of the sheets rather than only thread count.
  • Kill two birds with one stone and choose sheets which are both functional and look good on your bed.
  • When buying sheets, you can choose affordable options that won’t need to be replaced often. This is a plus for those in the hotel business.
Go for quality sheets from ALS at an affordable price. Check out ALS for tons of bed and home products to suit all your daily needs.

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