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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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 Round 4” PolyLeather Coaster

Round 4” PolyLeather Coaster

Round PolyLeather Coaster, 3.94“ diameter, black back, with a white imprintable panel for Photos, Lo..

$8.95

Glass Coaster - 3.94" - Square w/Chinchilla Finish

Glass Coaster - 3.94" - Square w/Chinchilla Finish

Square ColorLyte® Glass Coaster, 3.94" x 3.94" x .16". Tempered Textured Chinchilla Finish glass; ex..

$15.55

IronClad Round Sandstone Coaster - 3.86"

IronClad Round Sandstone Coaster - 3.86"

IronClad® Sandstone Coaster for sublimation, Round, 3.86" x 0.24", White, with cork backing. Great p..

$9.95

IronClad Square Sandstone Coaster – 3.94"

IronClad Square Sandstone Coaster – 3.94"

Sandstone Coaster, Square, 3.94" 3.94" x 0.24", White, with cork backing. IronClad coated sandstone ..

$9.55

Fabric Coasters

Fabric Coasters

4.25" x 4.25" square Fabric Coasters are easy to print and so versatile, they can be personalized wi..

$7.45

Glass Coasters - Square

Glass Coasters - Square

Smooth tempered glass coasters with white back, inc. bumpons. Features King Coat™ for durability and..

$11.45

Glass Coasters - Round

Glass Coasters - Round

Smooth tempered glass coasters with white back, inc. bumpons. Features King Coat™ for durability and..

$11.45

4" x 4" Natural Marble Tile

4" x 4" Natural Marble Tile

Natural marble is subtly brightened to deliver striking image results, but subtle variations in the ..

$15.95

4" x 4" Photo White Marble Tile

4" x 4" Photo White Marble Tile

For you photographers out there, we've given tumbled marble a frosty-white coating that conceals vei..

$16.45

Wood Coasters - Square

Wood Coasters - Square

Coasters are 1/4” thick and 3.75” Square. The natural wood grain delivers a brilliant image They’re..

$9.45

Slate Coaster - 4" Diameter - Round Gloss

Slate Coaster - 4" Diameter - Round Gloss

SubliSlate™ Round Coaster, 4" Diameter. Sublimation GLOSS. Smooth, machined slate, each with unique ..

$12.25

Slate Coaster - 3.9" x 3.9" - Square Gloss

Slate Coaster - 3.9" x 3.9" - Square Gloss

SubliSlate™ Square Coaster, 3.9" x 3.9". Sublimation GLOSS. Smooth, machined slate, each with unique..

$12.25

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