What is the Proper Way to Use a Coaster?

There's nothing worse than coming home to a water ring on your coffee table. We've all been there, and it's not a fun experience. But did you know that there is a proper way to use a coaster? Yes, it's true! There is a right and a wrong way to use a coaster, and we're here to help you learn the difference.

By following our simple tips, you can avoid those pesky water rings and keep your furniture looking like new.

So, without further ado, let's get started.

What is the Correct Way of Using a Coaster?

Coasters are great for protecting your furniture from water rings, but did you know that there is a proper way to use them? Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your coasters.

Place the thick coaster on the table before you set your drink down. Make sure the coaster is big enough to catch any drips from your glass. Use a coaster that is absorbent to help protect your furniture from moisture. When you're finished with your drink, remove the coaster and place it in the sink to dry.

the drink coaster with dots

Which Side of the Coaster Do You Use?

Do you use the same side of your coffee table coaster every time? If so, you're not alone. A new study has found that most people have a preferred side that they use more often than the other. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford, looked at a variety of different factors that could influence people's coaster-using habits. They found that the vast majority of people (92%) had a preferred side that they used more often than the other. So, what determines which side of the coaster you use? The study found that it is mainly down to personal preference, with people's individual habits and routines playing a big role. Next time you reach for your coaster, take a moment to think about which side you're going to use. Who knows, you might find that you're more flexible than you thought.

The Wrong Way to Use a Coaster

There are a few wrong ways to use a coaster.

crochet drink coaster with a cup of coffee
  • The first wrong way is to not use one at all. This is not only rude to your host, but it can also damage the furniture. If you set your drink down without a coaster, you run the risk of leaving a ring on the surface of the table or desk.
  • Another wrong way to use a coaster is to use one that is too small. This might seem like a harmless mistake, but it can damage your furniture. If the coaster is too small, it won’t catch all the moisture from your glass and it will eventually leave a water ring.
  • The third wrong way to use a coaster is to use one that is too big.


There are a few things to keep in mind when using a coaster, such as making sure that the surface is clean and that the coaster is the appropriate size for the glass, but other than that, it is really up to the individual. So go out and experiment with different ways of using coasters and see what works best for you!


How are coasters supposed to be used?

We all know that coasters are supposed to be used to protect our furniture from water stains. But how are we supposed to use them?

Do we put them under our cups or mugs? Or do we put them on top? The answer is a little bit of both.

For coffee table coasters, you want to put them under your cups or mugs. This will protect your table from any water that might spill.

For end table coasters, you can put them on top of your cup or mug. This will protect your table from any condensation that might form on the bottom of your cup or mug.

So, the next time you reach for a coaster, make sure you use it the right way!

Do coasters actually work?

The short answer is yes, they do. But there are a few things to keep in mind when using them.

First, make sure the coaster is absorbent. Some materials, like glass, ceramic, or metal, don't absorb liquid well, so the coaster won't do much good.

Second, make sure the coaster is big enough to catch all the drips from your cup or glass. A small coaster won't be able to catch all the liquid, and it will end up on your table or furniture.

Finally, make sure the coaster is placed under the entire base of your cup or glass. If it's not, liquid can still drip off the sides and onto your table or furniture.

    How do you use a tea coaster?

    To use a tea coaster, first wet the coaster with warm water. Then, place your teacup on top of the coaster and let it sit for a minute or two. This will help to evenly distribute the heat from your teacup.

    What happens when you don't use a coaster in your house?

    So, what happens when you don't use a coaster? Well, quite simply, you're risking damage to your furniture. Coasters are designed to protect your furniture from water rings, spills, and scratches, so if you don't use them, you could end up causing some serious damage. In the short term, you might not notice any damage, but over time, it will become evident. So why take the risk? Use a coaster and protect your furniture!

    Author - Fred Felton
    Fred Felton          

    Content Creator / Editor

    Fred Felton is a copywriter, editor and social media specialist based in Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in creating high end content. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently Fred specialises in the wooden arts and crafts space, focussing on innovative wooden product design. He is also a keynote speaker and has presented talks and workshops in South Africa.


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