If there’s one thing I use a lot of while hosting parties during the holidays, or year around for that matter, it’s coasters. These handy little mats are designed to save our furniture from being scratched by glasses, cups or cans, and they work. Let’s face it, there isn’t any place where coasters are not useful. I have a compilation of a few mismatched ones, but they offer no sense of style or finesse. In fact, they’re a little embarrassing to bring out as some of them are warped, torn, chipped or stained. They are not good quality by any means.
I recently came across an edgy company called Coastermatic, who create a unique line of coasters. What’s special about their coasters? Lots! These coasters are formulated using a special blend of highly absorbent ceramic, and then they are kiln fired after printing an image for durability. This means that any spills will be absorbent by the coaster, and your design will not run, smudge, or fade over years of use. This attribute is so cool and fascinating. Each coaster is 4 1/4″ diameter, 3/8″ thick, round and Neoprene backed. They’re lightweight and have a nice smooth surface.
So what images can you put on your coasters? All images! They can be of your pets, kids, vacation memories, wedding picture, color or design to match your home decor or even your company logo. Only your photo gallery will set your limitations.
Once you select all your images, you’ll have a full view of the finished product. If you change your mind, no worries, you can remove the image you don’t want and select another one. Once you’re sure of your choices, just click ‘Add to Cart’, and you’re done.
Coastermatic has nineteen different prints in their designer collection, and I got a set of their Unreal Hawaii. I’ve never been to Hawaii, so I can savor the gorgeous scenery captured of the island on my coasters. The photos look so realistic. You can almost feel the warmth of the sun or a mist of ocean spray on your skin. I love them. I confess that I did spill water on them to see if they do absorb moisture, and they do! They’re durable and tolerate hot or cold drinks easily.
The coasters are just the right size for your pint of beer, mug of coffee, or glass of wine. I really like the neoprene backing, it’s soft and protects all surfaces from being scratched. Who would have thought coaster could be so stylish. Coastermatic have made coasters hip, trendy and a fashion accessory for our homes with their innovative product.