A coaster (ที่ รอง แก้ว, which is the term in Thai) is an essential component of every dining room set. They protect sensitive furniture finishing from unsightly marks caused by the accumulation of water droplets on the surface of cups, plates, glasses, and bottles containing cold drinks, or from contact with similar utensils containing hot beverages or food.
If you have a lovely table, then you need to protect it from the heat of plates, from spillages and scrapes by cutlery — and the best way of doing that is with a coaster.
Coasters stop condensation and heat from a mug ruining a surface — whether that is a table, a windowsill, a bookcase, pretty much anywhere that people tend to leave drinks.
Here are what to consider when choosing coasters for your office:
Buy coasters that are large enough to accommodate even the most giant glass. Your guest doesn’t have to struggle to try to balance their glass on some flimsy little disk.
Choose cork or sandstone coasters that do not glue to the bottom of the glass. Sandstone assimilates the condensation from the glass, which is especially likely when using ice. Disposable coasters are also handy. They are ideal in bars with even the drunkest of clients — so they should last through your party.
A smattering of thick table mats, silver-plated vintage mats that were designed for use under warm dinner plates are all alternatives to coasters.
Go with Slip-On
Use slip-on coasters so you are sure that wherever your guests may wander, your furniture remains safe. One is likely to place a glass on top of a mantelpiece, bookshelf, newel post, dresser, and other places you may not remember to put a coaster at the ready.