FAQs

Table Protector

Can I purchase TableShield or Table Guardian per metre/roll?

Depending on the quantity you wish to order, this may be possible. Please contact us via email for a quote.

How do you finish a customised Table Guardian?

The Table Guardian does not require any type of finish on the edges. It is cut to size and can go straight away on the table. It is meant to be placed underneath a tablecloth, to provide protection to the table and friction so that the tablecloth will not slip or move around on the table top.

How do you finish a customised TableShield?

The TableShield’s edges are covered with binding tape to give a finished and elegant look.

We always endeavour to match the binding tape colour to the TableShield shade as much as possible, but this is not always feasible, so in most cases, the binding tape may be of a slightly different hue or shade than the TableShield itself.
If you have any doubts, feel free to contact us by phone or email before you place your order and we can let you know what colour binding tape can be used on your choice of TableShield colour.

My TableShield arrived in two pieces, why?

Our TableShield rolls come in a fixed width of about 59″ (150cm). Any TableShield required that exceeds 59″ in both dimensions (or in diameter for circular TableShields) will have to be made in two pieces.
This is always mentioned on the TableShield customisation pages when you are placing an order (or just checking the cost), as well as in your shopping cart, and on your order invoice which is produced automatically and emailed to you upon completion of your online order.

Where it’s necessary to make a TableShield in two pieces, we leave the sides where the two pieces will touch each other unbound (i.e. without binding tape stitched on), to provide a smoother surface when you place the two pieces adjacent to each other.

If you are ordering a large TableShield and wish to request a different setup (for example, more than two pieces, specific positions of cutting the pieces, etc), please email us and let us know – we will then advise you of the feasibility of your request.

My TableShield or Table Guardian is in two pieces. Can I have them symmetrical?

If our website says that the TableShield or Table Guardian you are ordering is going to be in two pieces, how we cut these depends on the total dimensions of your item.

For a Table Guardian, we usually cut the maximum width possible as one piece, and the remaining width into a second piece. This is the usual procedure, as the Table Guardian is meant to be placed underneath a tablecloth and so the unsymmetrical cut will not show.

For TableShields, we usually try to make multi-piece Shields symmetrical, however this may not always be possible.

If you want to instruct us of a specific way you would like your TableShield cut, please email us and let us know – we will then advise you of the feasibility.

What is better: TableShield or Table Guardian?

The TableShield is a roughly 4mm thick table protector. It is made with polyester felt on the bottom and a leatherette top. It is edged with binding tape of a similar shade to its leatherette top. The TableShield is meant to be placed on the table without any tablecloth on it, and it will protect the table top from marks, scratches as well as hot dishes, spills and stains. It can be rolled away and easily stored.

The Table Guardian is a thinner (< 2mm) material, made of polyester felt on the bottom and a rubbery top surface. It is meant to be placed on the table underneath a tablecloth. In this way, it will protect the table top from scratches, stains, spills and also from hot dishes. It will also prevent the tablecloth from slipping around on the table top. The Table Guardian can also be rolled away and easily stored when not needed.

The customisation utility says that the product will be made in more than one piece, why?

Our TableShield and Table Guardian rolls come in fixed widths of about 149cm and 139cm respectively.

If the item you are ordering is bigger in both dimensions (or in diameter for circular protectors), it will have to be made in two pieces.

If you wish us to make the two pieces in a specific way (e.g. separate them at a specific length), please email us and we will advise you of the feasibility of your request.