Whether or not you choose to use a tablecloth is generally a matter of personal preference. However, if you own an expensive wooden table or antique table, using a tablecloth and coasters is the easiest way to protect the surface from scratches, small abrasions and water marks, especially if you have small children. Tablecloth materials and patterns range greatly from casual plaids and floral designs to classic white and linen tablecloths. For a more streamlined or minimal look, a table runner is a great alternative to a full tablecloth. For holidays, you may also consider a table cloth in a seasonal fabric for a festive touch. Grab a fantastic deal on a new tablecloth or table runner from Lintex, April Cornell or Waverly, and take your dining decor to the next level.