Family gathering at our house used to always end with me in the laundry room trying to remove a wine stain from my good white tablecloth. But no more! This great tablecloth repel sfluid, so that that spills just bead up on the surface. One quick dab of a paper towel and the spill is gone! The fabric is a tone on tone design with a cotton look and feel. Plus, cleaning is a snap. Throw in the washer and dryer and you're ready for next event. No ironing - big plus for me. Great for the upcoming holidays (Rosh Hashanah is early this year...), or any family meal. You'll never use another tablecloth again.