Vinyl is a more durable and rigid material than cloth and linen. Vinyl has a rubbery feel and dries much faster than cloth, hence can be ideal when used for outdoor tables. Cloth or linen tablecloths can stain quickly, where a vinyl tablecloth can simply be wiped with a damp rag. Vinyl can be more expensive depending on the quality of vinyl used, but can be a good alternative to using materials such as cloth. A tablecloth made of vinyl can also act as great table runners, since they don’t fold as easily due to its “rigidity”. This makes it a great material for situations when there are a lot of movement on top of the table, such as during a game of cards. Covering your table be that tablecloth, coffee table, dresser, liquor cabinet, or sideboard in vinyl tablecloth is a simple solution to save a lot pain. How many parties have you gone and one of your drunken associates or colleagues ends up slightly drunk and spilling red wine all over the place. Even on good quality open grain wood, red wine can end up staining it permanently. Avoid this will a simple by using it as a covering which is something your ordinary tablecloth will just not do justice.