There are many types of fitted vinyl tablecloths, including oval vinyl tablecloths, rectangular vinyl tablecloths, and square vinyl tablecloths. Many of the fitted vinyl tablecloths are made with a particular theme. For instance, holiday fitted vinyl tablecloths may be designed for Christmas or Easter. Birthday vinyl tablecloths are another popular style.
Birthday vinyl tablecloths may be designed with a children's theme. This type of fitted vinyl tablecloth may feature toy designs, such as fire trucks or teddy bears. Some also have drawings of cartoon characters that appeal to children. Other birthday fitted vinyl tablecloths include adult styles. These may have pictures of birthday cakes or simply have graphics that spell "Happy Birthday."
Other fitted vinyl tablecloths with a holiday theme include those made for weddings or wedding anniversaries. These may have graphics of a wedding cake, a bride and groom, or champagne glasses. This type of tablecloth is used for decorating a table for a festive celebration honoring the event.
Other than holiday or special event fitted vinyl tablecloths, many vinyl tablecloths are made to fit a table used for outdoor entertaining. One example is a tablecloth made of vinyl to fit a picnic table or outdoor patio table. These may be decorated with various patterns, such as stripes or other geometric shapes, or simply done in solid colors. Practical for outdoor use, the fitted vinyl tablecloth may be easily cleaned with soap and water or wiped down with a sponge.
Most fitted vinyl tablecloths have an elastic edge to easily fit the table, hence the term "fitted." They are typically made with a felt or soft flannel backing. Some of the more expensive vinyl tablecloths are meant to have a suede-like appearance. One of the benefits to the fitted vinyl tablecloth is that it does not require ironing.
Cafe style vinyl tablecloths are another type. These are typically made to fit a smaller coffee shop table or a bistro style table. One popular design for this type of tablecloth is red and white checked.
Some other styles of vinyl tablecloths have a simulated wood design. Another type gives the visual effect of delicate lace. The design may realistically show a cross stitch pattern. Designs that resemble marble may come in various colors.
Some patterns for vinyl tablecloths used in a kitchen may be fruit or floral designs. Tablecloths with pictures of fruit bowls or flowers are often used for a casual setting. Many of these tablecloths also come with matching napkins or other accessories.