SUNKLOOF Scorch Resistance Ironing Board Cover

A couple of years ago, ironing board covers were simple, nondescript, gray and of the same type. Now you can buy an ironing board cover that will perfectly match your room decor. But most importantly, the ironing board covers do not just perform the property of an accessory, but also make ironing the linen easier.

 SUNKLOOF Scorch Resistance Ironing Board Cover

Feature of  SUNKLOOF Scorch Resistance Ironing Board Cover

  • ♥ PREMIUM AND ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIAL: This cover is made of 3 layers- scorch and stain assistance cotton, thicker foam padding and 100% natural breathable cotton. All materials are eco-friendly
  • ♥ ELASTICIZED EDGE AND EXTRA STITCHING: Good Elasticized edge with non-slip nose pocket design keeps ironing board covers securely in place.
  • ♥ GET WRINKLE-FREE CLOTHES RIGHT NOW: The heat reflection of special cotton distributes heat and steam evenly, shortens the ironing time greatly
  • ♥ GENERAL SIZE AND EASY TO INSTALL: Durable and stretchable material makes board cover fit standard size

Guides for choosing an ironing accessory

Choosing the right accessory will make ironing easier and prolong the iron’s life. Recommendations for choosing a cover are as follows:

  • When gathering behind the cover, do not forget to measure the surface of the ironing board, as the size of the cover depends on these parameters. The exception is universal covers;
    Pay attention to the marking of the covers so as not to be mistaken with the size in the case of universal covers, a 2 mm thick lining is a must. Otherwise, traces from the board may remain on things, especially with a mesh surface; a cotton accessory must contain at least half of the content of natural fabric;
  • If the cover is not designed for too high temperatures, then it is better to choose it with a pattern of light colors – this will exclude the appearance of prints on clothes;
    a good teflon-coated product contains three layers glued together – the Fibretex base;
    the foam rubber cover should be chosen with a thickness of 2 to 4 mm. An excellent option is a 5 mm foam lining and an additional felt backing;
  • The presence of non-stick properties of fabric – the best combination of price and quality. The composition must have a special impregnation; if the choice is made in favor of covers with a metallized thread, then by comparing several manufacturers, you can find an option at an affordable price;
    Covers with an elastic band are easier to change than those with a cord. But do not choose them if the board has a non-removable iron stand. These attributes are clearly sized and cannot be adjusted to fit any board.
  • DIY ironing board cover, it is advisable to replace the cover approximately every 2 years. And sometimes you don’t want to spend money on expensive options. A homemade case is a good alternative.
    Choosing the right fabric When choosing a material, you must be guided by such characteristics as: resistance to temperatures; smoothness, but no slip; density; no shedding. It is better to opt for a cotton or linen version (thick coarse calico, flannel or teak in this case is an excellent choice). It is not advisable to choose chintz, as the fabric is loose. It is desirable to choose the color of the canvas light and monochromatic. But, if the choice fell on a colored fabric, then it is better to test it for possible staining. It is also necessary to make a lining, for which foam rubber, batting, felt or synthetic winterizer are usually suitable. Foam rubber wears out faster when heated and in the presence of moisture, batting or felt is more durable and does not fidget the cover on the board due to its rough structure. Felt is a better choice for a substrate than foam.

Portable Ironing Mat Blanket

Given the high demand, many companies have developed their own model options, each has its own pros and cons. It is also important to take into account the parameters of your ironing board so as not to miss the size.
Each product has its positive aspects, when choosing it is better to rely not on the brand, but on how the cover fits your ironing board. A quality product contains at least half of natural fabric, this information can be read from the marking. It is better to choose a pattern that is not too bright so that prints do not remain on clothes at high temperatures. And most importantly, do not forget to measure the ironing board to suit with your ironing board cover.

 Portable Ironing Mat Blanket

Feature of Portable Ironing Mat Blanket

  • Transforms any metallic or flat surface into an instant ironing board
  • Never drag out the ironing board for little touch ups again
  • Perfect for use on top of washers, dryers or table tops and even beds
  • Great for homes, apartments, dorms and RVs.
  • Material: Cotton. Measures 18″ x 31″

Ironing board cover : Guides for choosing when buying and making it yourself

The ironing board is an assistant in the care of clothes in every home. However, it is necessary to take care of her “clothes”. In order for the laundry to be ironed and not damaged during ironing, you need to monitor the cleanliness and degree of wear of the ironing board cover. How to choose a cover so that it lasts a long time and efficiently, and is it possible to make it yourself. Ironing board cover functions The ironing board cover is not just a beautiful accessory, but an indispensable assistant in the ironing process, performing the following functions: protection of the board surface from dirt and wear; protection of linen from exposure to high temperatures and the appearance of stains from the iron; facilitated process of steaming and ironing things; a beautiful decorative element that pleases the eye. Popular types of covers Currently, there is a wide range of ironing board covers on the market. When choosing, you need to pay attention to characteristics such as size, functionality, material, price and color. The quality of the cover and its functionality directly affect its price. Budget options are made from plain cotton fabric, usually not designed for high temperatures. A fabric that does not allow moisture to pass through and does not stick to the iron will cost more. Table: comparative characteristics of covers The variety of models allows you to choose a cover for every taste and wallet.

HOME GENIE Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

A good ironing board should last for decades, and some won’t even go bad for a lifetime. Nevertheless, every 2-3 years the ironing board cover needs to be changed. So which ironing board cover to buy and how to choose one? Choosing the right ironing board cover not only enhances your home decor and is an ironing board accessory, but can also improve the quality of your ironing. Often buyers choose a cover as a simple replacement, not knowing about the additional properties and parameters of ironing board covers.

HOME GENIE Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

Feature of HOME GENIE Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

  • CLOTHES WILL BE DONE IN A BLINK!: We decided to make ironing faster and easier than ever before with our superior Home Genie Ironing Board Cover.
  • THICK AND DURABLE: Forget about scorched and burned ironing board covers that are an embarrassing eyesore.
  • VELCRO TAPE STRAPS: We know how hard it is to iron when your cover is slipping and sliding all over the board.
  • A TAILORED FIT: Wow! You’ve never had an ironing board cover fit this well! Our cover measures 15 inches x 54 inches, making it a perfect fit for all standard-sized ironing boards

How do I put the cover on my ironing board?

Ironing board covers produced by the same brands as ironing boards always have the ability to easily slip on the board. What are the tightening for covers. The most common cover ties are laces or ties. The cover is thrown over the working area of ​​the board, pulled together and tied. These covers can be tailored perfectly to your ironing board size, as it is not always possible to find a 1: 1 size, so you can buy a larger size and tighten.

What type of fabric is best for the ironing board cover?
Cotton is the most common material used in ironing board covers. But the most artistic and graphic ironing board covers are usually made from low-quality cotton material and therefore do not last long. Do not think that you cannot choose a beautiful coating from high quality materials, but the choice will be simpler, but such coatings are more practical and do not deteriorate longer. They can also improve the aesthetic and appearance of the board.

These types of materials are often found: 100% cotton, 50% cotton + 50% polyester, 100% polyester.
But the most practical and improving the ironing process are covers with non-stick and heat-reflecting properties. Such coatings are sewn from metalized threads, Teflon spraying. This cover does not burn during ironing, protects clothes from sticking, and most of the steam and heat is reflected and returned to the clothes, which speeds up the ironing process. The option of buying a metallic coating is clearly not just a decorative accent, but rather practical. You can find on sale and combined options of 50% metal thread + 50% cotton. This allows you to diversify the pattern on the coating.

Whitmor Deluxe Ironing Board Cover and Pad

It is advisable that before the beginning of the covering, the cotton fabric must be decated or simply washed in order to avoid further shrinkage during operation.Ironing boards make ironing easier and shorten the time it takes to iron your clothes. But that’s not all they can do. Some models can be transformed into stepladders, built into furniture or turned into clothes dryers.

Whitmor Deluxe Ironing Board Cover and Pad

Feature of Whitmor Deluxe Ironing Board Cover and Pad

  • Give your ironing board a new look; scorch resistant cover and sewn-in protective pad
  • Tailored nose pocket design fits standard ironing boards
  • Heavy-duty stretch cord binding securely keeps cover in place
  • Dimensions: 15 L x 54 W inches
  • Beautiful appearance so you can iron your clothing in style
  • Cover has a thick protective, sewn-in fiber pad
  • Iron your clothes with confidence; scorch resistant cover

How do I tighten the ironing board?

The first step is to remove the old, worn coating. To do this, you need to turn the board over and use round-nose pliers to pull out the old brackets with which the cover is attached to the table top.

  • Use the removed cover as a template for cutting new upholstery.
  • Use chalk, soap or pencil to trace the outline of the pattern.
  • Use scissors to cut out the backing parts, which will be slightly smaller than the main part. Foam rubber is more convenient to cut with a clerical knife or blade.
  • Add some fabric for seams if the backing you are planning is slightly thicker and denser than the previous one.
  • It is best to sew the edges of the upper part on a typewriter or iron it with an iron until it is attached. This will make it more convenient to work, and during operation, the edges of the cover will not wrinkle and dissolve.
  • First, the piece is attached to the back of the board with several brackets.
  • Then pull the upholstery fabric forward and place one paperclip in the center.
  • After that, side fastening is performed, alternately placing paper clips on the left and right sides.
  • The edges are folded inward by about 2-3 cm.
  • After fixing the sidewalls, proceed to the design of the rear and front parts.
  • Corners and curves are formed using small folds on the inner surface of the board.

The upholstery stretched in this sequence will not have folds and creases, skewed sections. It is not necessary to stretch the upholstery too much, it is enough for the surface to be flat and smooth.

Epica Silicone Coated Ironing Board Cover

       Currently, there is a wide range of best ironing board covers on the market. When choosing, you need to pay attention to characteristics such as size, functionality, material, price and color.

The quality of the cover and its functionality directly affect its price. Budget options are made from plain cotton fabric, usually not designed for high temperatures. A fabric that does not allow moisture to pass through and does not stick to the iron will cost more.

Epica Silicone Coated Ironing Board Cover

Feature of Epica Silicone Coated Ironing Board Cover

  • SILICONE COATING AND HEAVY DUTY PADDING FOR EXCEPTIONAL DURABILITY: Easily handles frequent ironing sessions
  • HOOK AND LOOP TAPE STRAPS AND ELASTICIZED EDGES GIVE YOU A SECURE, NON-SLIP FIT: Never worry about your board cover slipping and leaving edges exposed.
  • GENEROUSLY SIZED AND EASILY TAILORED TO FIT A WIDE RANGE OF BOARDS: The 15 inch x 54 inch cover fits all standard sized ironing boards
  • REFLECTS THE HEAT SO YOUR IRONING GOES FASTER: The ingenious silver silicone surface reflects the heat of the iron so you achieve flawless

DIY ironing board cover

It is advisable to replace the cover approximately every 2 years. And sometimes you don’t want to spend money on expensive options. A homemade case is a good alternative.

Choosing the right fabric

When choosing a material, you must be guided by such characteristics as:

  • resistance to temperatures;
  • smoothness, but no slip;
  • density;
  • no shedding.
  • It is better to opt for a cotton or linen version (thick coarse calico, flannel or teak in this case is an excellent choice). It is not advisable to choose chintz, as the fabric is loose. It is desirable to choose the color of the canvas light and monochromatic. But, if the choice fell on a colored fabric, then it is better to test it for possible staining.
  • It is also necessary to make a lining, for which foam rubber, batting, felt or synthetic winterizer are usually suitable. Foam rubber wears out faster when heated and in the presence of moisture, batting or felt is more durable and does not fidget the cover on the board due to its rough structure.
  • Felt is a better choice for a backing than foam

·         Sewing and gum insertion

  • In the case of a wooden board, it is not necessary to engage in time-consuming sewing of the cover. It is enough to cover the surface with a new cloth and fix it with a stapler.
  • However, many modern ironing boards have a mesh surface mounted on a metal frame. In this case, the stapler will not work and it becomes necessary to sew the cover.
  • For the pattern, you will need a piece of the selected fabric measuring 150 × 60 cm. The contour of the table top of the board is traced on the fabric, 6–7 cm is added on each side for hemming and the excess is cut off. To process the edges, you need to fold the fabric from different sides by 5 mm and iron it, then fold it another 1 cm, baste and sew on a typewriter.

Ezy Iron Padded Ironing Board Cover Thick Padding

    The first option is considered the most elastic and convenient type of tightening. These covers are easy to put on and hold on the board in a perfectly taut position. But they are not suitable for ironing boards with a stationary iron stand. In addition, the elastic may stretch over time and the coating will lose its original shape.

Ezy Iron Padded Ironing Board Cover Thick Padding

Feature of Ezy Iron Padded Ironing Board Cover Thick Padding

  • ✔ GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY, GENEROUS SIZE The Ezy Iron Ironing Board Cover and Pad is Tailored to Fit all Standard Size and Large Boards in the range 47″ up to 54″ long & in the range 15″ up to 18″ wide, Fits Extra Wide Boards too.
  • ✔ EXCLUSIVE FABRIC DESIGN WITH GENEROUS, SUPER THICK PADDING.
  • ✔ DISCOVER FASTER IRONING with The Ezy Iron Iron Board Cover and Pad. A Heavy Duty Cover that is made to last. The oldest cover we know of is 10 years old and still going strong.
  • ✔ GUARANTEED NOT TO MOVE OR SLIP on Your Board.

Types of ironing boards

Portable floor ironing boards

This is one of the most popular types of boards. They fold easily and can often be adjusted to fit a person’s height. Many of them are equipped with an armband, iron stand, power socket and cable holder.

Some portable boards can be transformed into stepladders or tumble dryers and vice versa. This is a good option for small spaces.

Choosing the material of the tabletop for the ironing board and its size

The strength and durability of the ironing board depends on the material of the tabletop, and the ease of use depends on the size. It is usually made from thermoplastic, aluminum, steel or wood.

Thermoplastic is one of the best options for ironing boards. It is a lightweight material, therefore an ironing board with such a tabletop weighs a little (4–5 kg). Thermoplastic surfaces are highly resistant to high temperatures, steam and moisture and have a long service life.

Wooden countertops are made from plywood or chipboard. This is the most budgetary option – folding wooden ironing boards cost about 500–1,500 rubles. However, wooden surfaces are not very durable – over time they swell, delaminate and become unusable.

Metal countertops are available in aluminum or steel. Aluminum models are corrosion resistant and lightweight, but they are prone to deformation – they bend and scratch easily. Steel products weigh more, but they are characterized by high strength and durability.

Metal countertops can be composed of a solid metal sheet with holes or metal mesh. Mesh surfaces are good at removing excess steam, but can leave perforation marks on clothes. This is a good option for steam cooking things. All-metal products are more durable, but with a small number of holes, they are less vapor permeable and have more weight than mesh countertops.

GORILLA GRIP Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

    When buying, pay attention to the width of the legs and the method of mounting. If the legs of the ironing board are not wide enough, the stability of the product will be poor. The best option is when the bases of the legs are wider than the table top.
    If the legs are attached to the tabletop and to each other with bolts and rivets, they can become loose over time. Rivets are considered the most unreliable method of fixing. To prevent the board from slipping and scratching the floor, choose products with silicone or rubber caps on the legs.When buying, pay attention to the shape of the legs. T-shaped structures are considered the most stable.You also need to choose best ironing board cover to support ironing board as well.

GORILLA GRIP Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

Feature of GORILLA GRIP Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

  • GORILLA GRIP DURABILITY: Get ready to meet the toughest cover on the block. Other covers move around or scorch easily. Not the Gorilla Grip ultra heavy duty, thickly padded and premium laundry board cover.
  • IRON FASTER WITH REFLECTIVE HEAT: Our ground breaking silicone surface reflects the heat of your iron so you achieve perfect, wrinkle-free clothes in a fraction of the time.
  • MORE SECURE: Focus more on your clothes and less on your cover moving. The edges of our cover feature a strong bungee-like elastic that helps to keep it in place on your board.
  • GENEROUSLY SIZED AND EASILY TAILORED TO FIT A WIDE RANGE OF BOARDS: The 15 inch x 54 inch cover fits all standard sized ironing boards.

Determining the coating for the ironing board

Ironing board covers are made from cotton and synthetic materials. Cotton is easily washed and breathable, but if cheap dyes were used to dye it, it can shed. Therefore, it is better to choose ironing boards with light-colored covers without patterns. Besides, cheap cotton covers don’t last long.

Polyester is often used in the manufacture of budget ironing boards. Polyester covers often stick to the iron and build up static electricity. Their service life is 1–1.5 years.

The best materials for covers are fabrics with a metallized thread. They have non-stick properties, reflect steam and heat well, which ensures two-sided ironing of clothes. Often such products are Teflon-coated, which increases their durability and strength.

When buying, you should also pay attention to the type of cover fixation. It can be attached to the table top with elastic bands, tapes, Velcro and cords. Covers with elastic bands are considered the most unreliable, tk. over time, elastic bands stretch, and with cords – the most durable.

It is also important that the cover is padded (at least 2 mm thick). It facilitates the ironing process and protects from the marks left by the metal mesh of the table top on clothes.

Cover pads are made of batting, foam rubber and synthetic winterizer. Batting is not recommended for chipboard and plywood boards, because it has a high moisture permeability, and therefore contributes to the deformation of the wooden surface.

Best Ironing Board Covers

Top 10 Best Ironing Boards Covers

The cover is not only a beautiful coating, but also an important component for the ironing process. It is designed to protect the surface of the board, to make it easier for the hostess to work with the iron, to make it more comfortable. But over time, the fabric wears out from the temperature drop, so it is best to buy replacement covers. These are easy to wash and, if necessary, repair.

best Ironing Board Covers

Rating of Top 10 Best Ironing Boards in 2020

1. GORILLA GRIP Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

GORILLA GRIP Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

2. Ezy Iron Padded Ironing Board Cover Thick Padding

Ezy Iron Padded Ironing Board Cover Thick Padding

3. Epica Silicone Coated Ironing Board Cover

Epica Silicone Coated Ironing Board Cover

4. Whitmor Deluxe Ironing Board Cover and Pad

Whitmor Deluxe Ironing Board Cover and Pad

5. HOME GENIE Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

HOME GENIE Reflective Silicone Ironing Board Cover

6. Portable Ironing Mat Blanket (Iron Anywhere)

 Portable Ironing Mat Blanket

7. SUNKLOOF Scorch Resistance Ironing Board Cover

 SUNKLOOF Scorch Resistance Ironing Board Cover

8. YQMAJIM Ironing Blanket Ironing Mat Portable Travel Ironing Pad

YQMAJIM Ironing Blanket Ironing Mat Portable Travel Ironing Pad

9. Ironing Board Cover and Pad for Extra Wide

Ironing Board Cover and Pad for Extra Wide

10. Dalykate 15×54 Ironing Board Cover and Pad with Scorch

Dalykate 15x54 Ironing Board Cover and Pad with Scorch

How To Choose Ironing Board Cover

The replaceable ironing board cover combines functionality, practicality and a pleasant appearance on the ironing surface. The covering of the cape can be different – from Teflon to non-stick, with elastic or with ties, with or without lining. Choosing the right option is not difficult, you need to know some of the features of the covers. As a result, the routine ironing process will become a favorite pastime, and the appearance of a home assistant will delight the eye.

Types of ironing board covers

In the modern market of household goods, covers are presented in a wide range. The choice depends on several factors: price, functionality, color and size. Board cover manufacturers are trying to implement new technologies when launching their product. You can buy a cover for an ironing board without leaving your home – in online stores, and you can order delivery either by mail or by a transport company to any corner of the country. Next, we will consider the types of covers according to the main parameters based on their popularity.

What are the criteria for making a choice?

Today, manufacturers offer many different covers, by model and modification. To choose what you need, you need to take into account the basic parameters of the thing.

What to look for when choosing:

Dimensions. It is worth measuring the ironing board beforehand so as not to be mistaken.

Interlayer. This is the inner part of the product, most often, foam rubber.

Covers are classified according to additional parameters:

  • The presence of a metal thread. Helps to iron on both sides at once.
  • Non-stick effect. It is provided by impregnation with silicone, the material is cotton fabric. Such a cover lasts longer and ensures that the clothes will not stick.
  • The presence of Teflon. Protects things from marks and sticking.

The main types of covers

The modern market offers many of the most different options, models and colors, but you can navigate which one is best suited, taking into account their characteristics.

Polyester . The most inexpensive, but, apart from their visual appeal, they are unremarkable. They are extremely impractical to use, fail in 1.5-2 years of work.

Cotton . The most demanded and profitable option. Such coatings are easily erased, do not fade, and wear out for a long time. They can burn out only if you leave the iron for a long time with the “sole” down. They last for about 2 years.

Teflon coated . This novelty prevents things from sticking during ironing. One of the best is the Fibretex base, which usually consists of 3 layers: foam rubber, metal thread and Teflon.

With foam rubber . Such a backing guarantees a soft ironing, removes dents from the board. Withstands all temperature modes.

Universal. Fits many ironing boards, standard size 129 x 51 cm. Cotton cover, bright and varied colors. It is easy to wash, and in addition, a nice bonus is a reasonable price.

Non-stick. In their manufacture, silicone is used, with which the fabric is impregnated. This helps the cape to withstand even the highest temperatures, prevents clothes from sticking, and serves for a very long time.

Metallized. Sewn from a special thread, outwardly not very presentable due to monotony, but they win in quality. They speed up the ironing process, they are called the most durable. By pushing the steam away from the net, the other side of things is ironed too.

Elasticated covers . An elastic band is considered the most convenient type of tightening, such a cover is easy to put on and fix, at any time you can easily remove it for washing or repair. The only significant drawback is that such covers will not fit on boards with an iron stand. Less significant – the elastic stretches over time, and in a year or two you will have to buy a new cover.