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Placemat vs. Tablemat — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Placemat and Tablemat


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A placemat or table mat is a covering or pad designating an individual place setting, unlike the larger tablecloth that covers the entire surface. Placemats are made from many different materials, depending on their purpose: to protect, decorate, entertain or advertise.
Sep 30, 2022


(rare) A cushion or stiff material placed on top of a table, underneath a tablecloth.
After putting the leaves in the table and putting on the tablemat and tablecloth, they laid the placemats out.
Sep 30, 2022


A protective table mat for a single setting of dishes and flatware.
Sep 30, 2022

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