Ironing Boards and Covers
Keep your laundry looking its best with ironing boards and covers, whether you just need something plain and simple to get the job done or are looking for something with a bit more personality.
Ironing boards provide an even, soft surface to iron your clothes on. They are also designed to be protected from heat, giving them added protection when ironing clothes.
Freestanding Ironing Boards
The most commonly used ironing board and the one that often springs to mind when you think of the term is the freestanding ironing board. They have a metal stand that you can fold away or stand up. They have adjustable heights so you can set it to the right level for you or even use it while sitting.
You can place freestanding ironing boards anywhere you want around the home so you can watch television while ironing.
The surface is padded and layered over a mesh metal surface so when you're ironing, especially when using steam, the heat diffuses through these layers and doesn't get trapped on the surface.
Other styles of ironing board include the compact ironing board, which are usually similar to freestanding boards but are better for saving space, or built-in ironing boards which fold out of the wall.
Ironing Board Covers
Ironing board covers come in a variety of colours, prints and patterns so you can choose one that complements your home.
There are many other things to consider when purchasing a cover for your ironing board, including ensuring that it is the right size to fit your board. Check the sizes when you buy, and also consider adjustable covers to give you an even closer fit. Covers should definitely not move when you're using them!
Other factors include the material. 100% cotton is the most durable fabric to choose and they last even longer if they are water resistant.