Recently I got a new kitchen table. I am just in love with it. I have only used hand-me-down tables my entire marriage. I was thrilled to get my own style and size table I wanted. I have never been to picky with what Little Man did at my tables, that is until I got one I wanted to stay nice. I was worried about doing Playdough with him once I got it. The new table has ridges and I didn't want Playdough to get stuck in them. I didn't want him to play on my floors because of the same problem. With older wood floors you can find gaps and it's hard to get stuff out of them. I have some pink sprinkles still stuck in my wood floors from a while back. My solution was to buy a cheap shower curtain and use it like a table cloth while we play with the Playdough. It comes off soo easily and it's great when you have several children playing together because you can make it really big. I use it for paint time too. I have loved this and think you might too!