Now you can have your everyday linen tablecloth and eat on it, too, thanks to the family-run UK company Volga Linen. Volga specializes in linen bedding, quilts, curtains, and fabrics for the home; the linen is sourced from Europe and Russia, where linen production remains one of the country's oldest industries. Volga's easily-wiped-clean Check Linen Oilcloth is available by the roll (150 cm, or nearly 5 feet wide) in traditional red-and-white check as well as other colors; £36 per meter.
Above: Black and White Check Linen Oilcloth; £36.
Above: Parma Gray Check Linen Oilcloth; £36.
Above: Red and White Check Linen Oilcloth; £36.