Drink coasters that don't sweat....

always1stepbehind

Any recommendations?? I have cork ones that have stained up from condensation and I think I'd like to get new coasters...I've seen those stone type that look nice.


Any recommendations of coaster you like?

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Andie

The sandstone coasters look nice and they work.

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Michael

Indoors or out, we use the cork coasters from Ikea. 4".

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Zalco/bring back Sophie!

Linen cocktail napkins.

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chisue

Absorbent stone coasters here and on Maui.

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maifleur01

Difficulty with those absorbent stone coasters that I found is that when a colored drink drips on them the color is very hard if not impossible to remove.

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Andie

Maifleur, try using a steel wool pad.

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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

I have the thirsty stone type

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Bluebell66

I like quilted fabric coasters. They work great! These are about 4.5" square. Once I started using these, I got rid of our others (cork, ceramic, stone, etc.).

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Anglophilia

My favorites are Pimpernel coasters. These things wear like iron - I have some that are at least 30 years ago and still fine. They have a cork backing. I love their placemats, too. I use one every single day - wipes clean with a damp cloth and lasts forever.


https://www.pimpernelinternational.com/collections/placemats-and-coasters.html

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OutsidePlaying

The thirsty stone brand coasters work great for me. I have used some fabric ones but if the glass is really wet and sits long on it, the furniture will also get wet. Plus the fabric tends to not be as stable for some glasses.

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maifleur01

Andie it is in the stone. Remember some of these stones are porous which means stuff can enter into the stone. I could I guess use a grinder and grind down past the stain.

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abbisgram

I have the stone coasters and I have soaked them in a little bleach.

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arkansas girl

I've always used the stone type with a cork backing. I have some slate ones that are almost black which wouldn't show a stain.

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salonva

Anglo thank you for that pimpernel site- I am having fun browsing and appreciate your recommendation- and they are reasonably priced.

I like the stone ones too but worry that they are too heavy and breakable.

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Andie

Andie it is in the stone. Remember some of these stones are porous which means stuff can enter into the stone. I could I guess use a grinder and grind down past the stain.

Steel wool worked for me on a red wine stain. YMMV.

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glenda_al

I love my stone coasters, BUT the backing on mine is rubber and sticks to my desk.

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always1stepbehind

I have a glass coffee table so I'm not super concerned like I would be if I had a wood table.

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Andie

I have a glass topped coffee table too, but still use the stone coasters.

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WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

Pimpernel is on Amazon, too. You can find them for a lower price than on the Pimpernel site. I always buy mine from Amazon.

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Beaus Rose

I have some decorative stone coasters to use on tables. My favorite glass though is an insulated tumbler. No worries with the condensation on the glass.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I don't think that the Pimpernel coasters are at all suitable for cold drinks and drippy glasses.

Hot drinks, yes.

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Sammy

Difficulty with those absorbent stone coasters that I found is that when a colored drink drips on them the color is very hard if not impossible to remove.

@maifleur: Try using a poultice to suck out the stain.

My favorites are Pimpernel coasters. These things wear like iron - I have some that are at least 30 years ago and still fine.

I don't think that the Pimpernel coasters are at all suitable for cold drinks and drippy glasses.

I agree with both statements! I have several sets of them and when moisture finds its way underneath the decorative top layer, it causes that layer to bubble or delaminate from the backing. The cork-backed stone coasters are what I use for sweating drink glasses; the Pimpernel coasters and mats I use to protect my wood tabletops from scratches and heat marks.


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petalique

maifleur — have you tried oxyclean? That (and even Listerine Whitening mouth rinse will remove pigment stains such as those grim red wine or berries. If a very stubborn stain, make a paste from the oxyclean or Snowy Bleach powder.

To prevent fabric coaster from soaking through, use a PUL fabric liner when making them.

Ages ago I bought a package of four needlepoint on board coasters. The background is black. Coasters work very well and are pretty.

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stacey_mb

Always - At the crafts museum where I volunteer, I have seen several crochet patterns for coasters and for glass sleeves. The sleeves are similar to coasters but have "walls" that enclose the lower part of the glassware. This might be an option for you if you crochet or visit a craft fair.

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maifleur01

I am wondering if the ones that people are providing instructions for are actually the manmade stuff which is very commonly sold. Ground rock dust if formed into bricks with a binding then cut to shape. I have one of those beside me right now. What I had was a limestone coaster from a friend who works with stone. It is somewhere in my garden naturally decomposing.

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