Looking for your next set of coasters? They are great for protecting your furniture and looking pretty at the same time. Drink coasters come in all different colors, styles, sizes, and even shapes. They can look like pieces of art on your coffee table.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular sets of coasters available on the market today.
If you are looking for coasters that are timeless and yet have a modern design, take a look at this set. These five coasters are made of high quality, polished Italian black marble and look decorative on any table. As the manufacturer’s name implies, these coasters have an art deco style. When stacked, they are held together with an eye-catching gold-tone holder.
They are the perfect gift for housewarming parties or other special occasions.
They are not just attractive, though. They are also functional. The marble material does not absorb condensation the way other materials do, so all you have to do if there is a spill is wipe it away with a napkin. Also, each coaster has four nonslip pads at the bottom to keep your furniture from getting scratched.
These hexagon-shaped coasters measure four inches in diameter, and are well-sized to fit most types of cups or glasses.
They are easy to clean but make sure not to put them in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash and dry.
One drawback is they are not safe in the microwave, or oven – not that you’d be cooking with them, anyway. Also, some customers have complained that the marbling effect on the coasters is too subtle.
- Set of five hexagon-shaped marble coasters with timeless yet modern design
- Made of high quality, polished Italian black marble
- Coasters measure four inches in diameter and fit most cups/glasses
- Functional: marble does not absorb condensation and can be wiped clean
- Four nonslip pads on each coaster keeps furniture from getting scratched
- When stacked, held together with an attractive gold-tone holder
- Marble effect is too subtle
This set of six silicone coasters is more about function than fashion, although the bright colors will probably appeal to your kids. The coasters will keep your furniture safe. The silicone material clings to all surfaces, making your drink less likely to spill.
Unlike paper or cork coasters, these will never stick to the bottom of your glasses and then pop back off when you pick up your drink. They will never leave a ring on your wooden table. They are durable and soft, so they will not damage your table if dropped. And they are food grade with smooth edges, so if your toddler chews on them, you don’t have to worry.
One major bonus of these coasters is the fact that they are dishwasher safe on the top rack. So, if you spill something on your coasters, you can easily clean and disinfect them. However, if you do not have a dishwasher, they can be difficult to clean by hand because of the bumpy divots on the surface.
They are oversized on purpose, at 4.3 inches in diameter, so they can accommodate a wide variety of glass sizes.
The coasters stack nicely and can be stored in the translucent silicone holder that is included.
- Set of six silicone coasters
- Silicone material clings to all surfaces, making drinks less likely to spill
- Oversized at 4.3 inches in diameter
- Bright colors will appeal to children
- Dishwasher safe
- Easily stored in translucent silicone holder
- Not as stylish as other coasters
- Can be difficult to clean if you do not have a dishwasher
These six silicone coasters will not slip, stick, or break. They can hold both hot and cold beverages – withstanding temperatures from -40 to 480 degrees Fahrenheit. They have a deep tray design (0.28 inches deep) and groove patterns that prevent leakage. The silicone grooves will grip your glass so they don’t slip and slide on your tabletop.
The coasters can safely be used on tables made of any material, including wood, glass, and granite. They won’t leave rings, other marks, or scratches. They are durable, flexible, and won’t make a sound if dropped.
They measure 3.9 inches in diameter and are available in a wide range of colors, including blue, purple, black, grey, green, orange, and the list goes on….
They are also dishwasher safe, which is a wonderful added benefit.
The silicone is food grade, so they are safe to use around toddlers who like to put things in their mouth. The coasters do not contain BPA, BPS, harmful fillers, or petroleum-based chemicals.
And when you’re not using these coasters to hold drinks, they can serve double duty as a pot holder, spoon rest, or table pad.
- Set of six food grade silicone coasters that will not slip, stick, or break
- Can withstand temperatures from -40 to 480 degrees Fahrenheit
- Deep tray design holds water and prevents leakage
- Silicone grooves grip your glass so it doesn’t slip or slide
- Safe to use on tables made of any material
- Dishwasher safe
- None mentioned by users
This beautiful set of coasters is responsibly manufactured, environmentally friendly, and all-natural. They provide a simple and effective option to protect your table from drinks. They are made from cork oak trees, and blend sophisticated design with sustainability. They are a good complement to the healthy lifestyle you are fostering with your family.
These coasters measure 3.75 inches in diameter. They are durable, light weight, effective, and affordable.
The coasters absorb condensation very well. They also have raised edges to prevent any spillage from leaking out to your table or other surfaces. Note, however, that cork can become saturated with water if the spill is excessive. Also keep in mind that, because these coasters absorb condensation, they may stick to your glass when picking it up.
These coasters will also protect your table from heat.
They are not dishwasher safe. Instead, you should wash them gently by hand.
- Set of sophisticated, sustainable, all-natural cork coasters
- Responsibly manufactured and environmentally friendly
- Protects your table from condensation and heat
- Raised edges on the coasters protects spills from leaking out
- Durable, light weight, effective, and affordable
- May stick to your glass when picking it up
- Not dishwasher safe
These gorgeous, all-natural sandstone coasters are stylish yet very functional. The sandstone absorbs water – it swallows up your drink’s condensation which stops your glass from sliding around on the coaster. It does a great job of protecting furniture from stains and water damage.
The natural grain of the sandstone also stops it from sticking to your glasses when you pick them up. The sandstone is thick, which will prevent the transfer of heat from, say, a hot coffee cup to your table. Each coaster has a natural cork backing which prevents scratches or scuffs on your surfaces.
Each coaster measures four inches in diameter and they are a half inch thick. The coasters are very attractive, owing to the organic design that comes from its natural stone formations. Each coaster has a slightly different pattern, and the set looks like a piece of art in your kitchen. The coasters come with a pedestal coaster holder.
One drawback of these coasters is they are breakable so be extra careful. Wash them gently by hand and do not put in the dishwasher.
- Gorgeous, stylish, all-natural sandstone coasters
- Attractive organic design comes from natural stone formations
- Each coaster has its own unique pattern
- Sandstone absorbs water well and stops the glass from sliding around
- Protects furniture from stains and water damage
- The coasters are thick and prevent heat damage to surfaces
- Breakable – handle with care
- Not dishwasher safe
These inexpensive yet stylish coasters look like retro vinyl records. They are cute and funny, and make a great novelty gift. Each coaster in the set of six is a different color, so each person at your get-together will have their own personal coaster. The coasters come with a retro decorated box for easy storage.
They provide good protection for your tabletop and can handle both hot and cold drinks.. The bottom side of each coaster is covered with anti-slip rubber so it won’t move around on your surface.
Each coaster measures 4.1 inches in diameter. They are made of recyclable ABS material, which is nontoxic and safe to use.
- Stylish coasters look exactly like retro vinyl records
- Each coaster in this set of six is a different color
- Coasters provide good tabletop protection
- Can handle both hot and cold drinks
- Made of nontoxic, recyclable ABS material
- Comes with a retro decorated box for easy storage
- None mentioned by users
Why do we need coasters?
You may be wondering if you really need coasters. Are they more than just decorative? Well, yes they are. Coasters protect your table and other surfaces from unsightly water rings and discoloration that can form from the condensation on your glasses and mugs. These marks can be extremely difficult to remove.
They also protect surfaces from scratches and scuffs that your glasses can make.
And not only that – they look great, too!
What to look for in a coaster
Absorbency is very important when you’re looking for coasters. The most absorbent options are made of porous stones like ceramic and sandstone. They can handle any condensation that comes off your glasses. Neoprene also absorbs well and can dry quickly.
Wider surface area
The wider the better, when it comes to surface area. When coasters are too small, some glasses will hang over the edge, which means condensation can drip onto your tabletop and cause damage. Try to find coasters that will fit your wider glasses.
Coasters that are non-scratch at the bottom will be easier on your tables. These types of coasters are often made of cork or silicone, but other materials will do if they have a backing on the bottom that will not scratch.
FAQs about coasters
Here are a few more interesting tidbits of information about coasters.
Why do coasters stick to cups?
This happens when the bottom of the cup and the coaster are placed together and create a vacuum-like force. However, when condensation reaches the bottom of the cup, it can break the seal between the cup and coaster, and the coaster will fall off. Very annoying!
Can coasters be made waterproof?
Yes, with some kinds of coasters, you can coat lacquer on them to make them waterproof – and glossy too.
Now that you have reviewed some of the most popular types of coasters on the market, the pros and cons of the various brands, as well as what to look for and a few FAQs, you are now ready to find that perfect set for yourself. There are so many styles and options, you will be sure to find the set that suits your décor and provides the functional features you need. Enjoy shopping!