Here in Pakistan people do not always eat food at the table. Many a time they lay a cloth on the floor or carpet, set food there and eat with relaxation. I would like to know if it happens in other countries also! Is there any spicific name for the cloth that is laid and on which food is served? How about food mat? Here we do have a name for it.So could you tell me about some phrase which is synonymous to lay the table, but does not have this word in it. I mean table…since there is no table involved.