Thirstystone was natural before natural was cool! Thirstystone coasters have been made in the USA from 100% natural solid sandstone for the last 25 years, making Thirstystone the original "green" coaster company. Thirstystone coasters are the best natural product for absorbing messy drips from the bottom of drink glasses. The absorbent sandstone provides function, while lead-free, earth-friendly inks provide home décor accents perfect for any room. Natural cork backing to protect furniture and recyclable packaging to help protect the environment round out this green offering, a proven sustainable product with a repeat customer base for over the last two decades. The natural variations of sandstone color and patterns are the very characteristics that make these coasters so popular.
Thirstystone sandstone is quarried in the Southwestern United States using the most environmentally conscious methods to extract huge sandstone boulders that are crafted into Thirstystone coasters. Our dedication to keeping our production green ensures that all areas are reforested in a manner that exceeds the EPA's minimum standards.
The sandstone boulders are core drilled using a large bit that extracts approximately 120 round stone cores from each boulder. Every usable portion of the boulder is utilized, leaving the original stone resembling a honeycomb. Any leftover stone is crushed and sent to local landfills to help them manage their waste. The sandstone cores are sliced into disks and sent to the Sanding and Set Making Departments where the edges are sanded smooth and the stones are sorted into matching sets.
General Questions and Care of Coasters
How do I clean Thirstystone Coasters?
Thirstystone Coasters may occasionally need cleaning. If so, rinse in cool, clear water and air dry.
Will Thirstystone Coasters stain?
With proper care, Thirstystone coasters will not stain. A fresh beverage stain will most often wash out with plain water. For an old or stubborn stain, wet the coaster, apply a few drops of mild detergent and lightly scrub with a sponge, brush, etc., rinse and air dry.
Why have my Thirstystone Coasters stopped absorbing?
Sometimes the pores on the stone get clogged which diminishes their ability to absorb water. Try washing the coasters with warm water and a little dish detergent and gently scrub the surfaces. Then air dry them overnight.
Will Thirstystone Coasters scratch my furniture?
Thirstystone coasters are sold with cork backing in order to avoid furniture damage, although scratching may occur if the edges of the stone are rubbed against the surface.
Why does the stone appear different in each Thirstystone Coaster set?
Due to the unique nature of this naturally porous sandstone, markings, variations, and irregularities in shading, color and texture are natural and characteristic of the stone, adding to its natural beauty.
Are Thirstystone Coasters dishwasher safe?
Dishwashing is not recommended as the extreme abrasion and heat of a dishwasher will cause the natural cork backing to deteriorate.
Will the printed image wear off my Thirstystone Coaster?
The images printed on Thirstystone coasters are permanent and will not wear off with use. Thirstystone uses state of the art printing on our coasters.