These tablecloths are made of 100% cotton that is coated with a thin layer of acrylic (some with polyurethane) to make them stain resistant or wipe-off and reduce the need for washing. They can still be machine washed and line dried. The coating will not wear off with occasional washing. They are UV resistant and very durable. The back of the tablecloth is soft cotton and will not scratch the finish of your table. These coated tablecloths are perfect for indoors or outdoors. They will not only brighten your table but also protect its finish. We carry Provence, French Country and Indiennes style coated tablecloths.