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Slate CoastersHave you ever wondered about who ever “thunk up” some of the little things we take for granted? Like Coffee Coasters for example. We think of coffee coasters or bar coasters also known as beer mats as something to help protect table tops from stains spills of those ugly coffee cup rings seen on the kitchen counter.

Since these beverage coaster things have been around since at least the 1800’s, I wouldn’t think their purpose back then was to protect furniture. So back then, beverage coasters were called “beer mats” and were used in conjunction with beer steins or tankards. Big Water Tankards

Those who were “well off” had lids made of tin or silver that covered their beer stein. Reason for these lids was to prevent insect, leaves, etc from falling into the beer when drank outside.

The less well off beer drinkers used tankards without lids. So to protect their beer, they would place felt mats over the tankard which were used at the time for absorbing beer running down the side of the tankard. At night the felt mats were hung to dry.

Obviously, the felt was soon no longer hygienic and adversely influenced the taste of the beer. Consequently a more suitable material had to be found. This happened in 1880 when the first cardboard mat was produced.

Then in 1893, Robert Sputh of Dresden Germany patented his process of manufacturing so-called fiber-cast mats which were made from wood pulp. Shortly after the turn of the century, brewery names were printed on the mats. The advent of advertising beer mats had begun! Big Wood Coasters

From there evolved the modern day beverage coaster as they are no longer associated only with beer.

We have many different coaster for you to design.

Protect your furniture and complement home decor with our line of soft beverage coasters. Our diverse line of coasters suit every taste. Available in tempered glass, slate, stone, wood and more!

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4 inch Round Neoprene Rubber Coaster

4 inch Round Neoprene Rubber Coaster

Rubber Round Coaster, Black Rubber, 4" Diameter x .22"(5.5mm)..

$3.45

3.75 X 3.75 Square Coaster w/Cork Back

3.75 X 3.75 Square Coaster w/Cork Back

Made in the USA ~ Hardboard Square Coaster, White Gloss, 3.75" x 3.75" x .125". Not only are these c..

$5.45

4 X 4 Square Coaster

4 X 4 Square Coaster

Made in the USA ~ Unisub® Coaster, Gloss White Hardboard, 4" x 4" x .125". Great personalized gift..

$5.45

4" Square Slate Coasters

4" Square Slate Coasters

Handsome black slate has naturally chiseled edges with a natural textured surface. These Slate squar..

$12.95

4.25" Round Slate Coasters

4.25" Round Slate Coasters

Handsome black slate has naturally chiseled edges with a natural textured surface. These Slate round..

$12.95

4" Heart Shaped Slate Coaster

4" Heart Shaped Slate Coaster

Handsome black slate has naturally chiseled edges with a textured surface. These Slate hearts make g..

$12.95

4" Sandstone Coasters Square

4" Sandstone Coasters Square

One of our most popular items! Attractive glazed and fired porcelain coasters with the look and feel..

$10.95

4" Sandstone Coasters Round

4" Sandstone Coasters Round

One of our most popular items! Attractive glazed and fired porcelain coasters with the look and feel..

$10.95

ColorLyte Acrylic Coaster - 3.75" - Round

ColorLyte Acrylic Coaster - 3.75" - Round

ColorLyte® Acrylic Beverage Coaster, Round, 3.75" x .22". These beautiful acrylic coasters provide a..

$10.45

Thin Rubber Black-Backed Coaster

Thin Rubber Black-Backed Coaster

Thin Rubber Round Coaster, White Fabric Top for printing with thin Black Rubber backing, 4" diameter..

$6.95

Rubber Black-Backed Coaster - Round

Rubber Black-Backed Coaster - Round

DyeTrans® Rubber Round Coaster, black-backed. 4" diameter x .10" (2.5mm) with white top for printing..

$6.95

Rubber Black-Backed Coaster - Square

Rubber Black-Backed Coaster - Square

DyeTrans® Coaster, Square Black Rubber with White printable top, 3.5" Square x .22" (5.5mm). Not onl..

$7.45

Rubber Black-Backed Coaster - 3.5" Square

Rubber Black-Backed Coaster - 3.5" Square

DyeTrans® Coaster, Square Black Rubber with White printable top, 3.5" x 3.5" x .10" (2.5mm), with wh..

$6.95

Thin Rubber Black-Backed Coaster - 3.5" Square

Thin Rubber Black-Backed Coaster - 3.5" Square

>DyeTrans® Coaster, Square Black Rubber with White printable top, 3.5" x 3.5" x .06" (1.5mm), wit..

$6.95

Square 4x4 PolyLeather Coaster

Square 4x4 PolyLeather Coaster

Square PolyLeather Coaster, 3.94" x 3.94", black back, with a white imprintable panel for Photos, Lo..

$8.95

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