Drink coasters are small mats placed under a mug or glass to protect the surface underneath from heat marks or liquid stains. The coaster comes in plenty of different shapes and materials. Plus, the dimension is slightly larger than the bottom surface of a mug. They also have the added benefit of reducing noise from mugs and glasses as they are put down. Here are five of the most popular types of drink coasters:
The drink coasters in glass are generally made using a high-quality tempered glass that is easily able to stand up to the heat of hot drinks like tea and coffee. Most of these coasters have four little feet that help to lift the glass above the surface of the table or desk to avoid heat damage. Glass is a favorite choice for many because of its elegant and sophisticated look.
The coasters in stainless steel are perfect for promotional giveaways or corporate gifts because of the ease in engraving with a special message. A unique message can be engraved on the surface using either the pad printing or laser method. For ease in picking up the coasters, they are often made with a little lip in place, while a rubber backing makes sure the coasters stay in place and don’t slide around.
Bonded leather coasters are a very low-cost solution to advertise your company. This type of coasters is regularly used by food and beverage manufacturers, catering services and culinary schools for this purpose. Bonded leather is easy to mark with a message or logo. Plus, the material makes it naturally resistant to water and sliding.
The liquid filled coasters are one of the most popular and eye-catching and have a very unique and stylish finish. These coasters are filled with a non-toxic liquid in many different colors, and provide a quite novel piece to place on a bar or kitchen counter. Similar to any of the other coasters, this type can also be printed with a design, logo, or message. The unique mark is added to the coaster using the latest screen printing technologies.
The ceramic coasters are made out of clay and either professional or amateur made, which is great for those interested in pottery. Once the clay is dry, the coaster is finished with a hand painted design to give the more unique look. This type of coaster is great for outdoor or indoor use, but extra care should be taken because this material is quite breakable.