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Are you tired of glass marks on all surfaces? Then you should think about buying glass coasters. By using such glass coasters, you save yourself the hassle of removing such marks. Thanks to the wide range of colours, shapes and materials, many people no longer see glass coasters as a nuisance, but as decoration.

In this article, we have summarised the most important information on the topic of glass coasters to make it easier for you to find the coasters that suit you best. You will also find a list of the most popular and most frequently purchased glass coasters.


  • Glass coasters prevent stains and water marks on surfaces
  • Whether scratch-resistant, non-slip or washable, glass coasters have different properties, but it depends on the model. Before buying, you should consider which properties your coaster should have.
  • Cheap glass coasters are available for as little as five euros and can be worth well over three hundred euros in the luxury segment.

The Best Glass Coasters: Our Picks

Buying and evaluation criteria for glass coasters

In order to find the perfect glass coasters, we have picked out some buying criteria for you to consider when making your purchase. These criteria should make it easier to compare the different glass coasters so that you can make an objective and informed choice.


Glass coasters are available in a wide variety of colours. You can choose between blue, black, green, red, orange and countless other colours and thus adapt the colour of the glass coaster to your room.

Heat protection

Before you buy glass coasters, you should consider which drinks you mainly consume. If you mainly drink hot drinks such as coffee, tea or warm milk, you should choose heat-resistant glass coasters.

If you only want to use the coasters for cold drinks, you can also buy cheap, nice-looking glass coasters. However, these should not be used for hot drinks. Coasters without heat protection can start to melt due to the heat.


Are you looking for round glass coasters or would you prefer square ones? Glass coasters are available in a wide variety of shapes and you benefit from a broad selection.


Before buying glass coasters, you should also consider the diameter and thickness of the various glass coasters. The decisive factor here is which glasses you want to place on the coasters. There are also universal models on which different types of glasses can be placed.


Are you looking for coasters that you can clean easily after some time? Glass coasters made of felt can be washed at 30 degrees in the washing machine without any problems.
If you have less time, you can also wash the glass coasters under warm running water. It is best to use a little washing-up liquid. However, this is not a must when cleaning the glass coasters.

Guide: Frequently asked questions about glass coasters answered in detail

In the following, we would like to answer the most important questions about glass coasters. In this way, I would like to give you a deeper insight into the topic.

What is a glass coaster?

Glass coasters are often used in bars and restaurants. The coasters help to prevent stains from various glasses. As a result, glass coasters are also used as a tool and decorative item in many households.

What types of glass coasters are there?

Glass coasters are available in different types. Before buying, you should consider what functions the coaster should fulfil. Glass coasters can be made of copper, porcelain, gold, silicone, glass, cork, slate and many other materials.


Cork coasters belong to the inexpensive price segment, but offer good protection against stains and glass marks. (Image source: Ben Kolde/ Unsplash)

Depending on the material and price, glass coasters can be further differentiated. Cheap coasters are often made of cork or plastic, while expensive ones are made of gold, slate or leather.

When buying, you should make sure that the glass coaster you want meets your requirements.

How much do glass coasters cost?

The price is mainly determined by the material and the size of the set. The prices of glass coasters can range from very cheap to very expensive. The following table gives you an overview of what kind of glass coasters you can expect for what budget.

Price range Available products
Low-priced (5 - 10 €) cheap material like cork or plastic
Medium-priced (11 - 25 €) valuable material such as marble or slate, larger sets
High-priced (from 150 €) high-quality material such as gold or copper, often set with glasses

The table shows that high-quality glass coasters made of marble or slate are available for as little as €11.

What are glass coasters suitable for?

Glass coasters are useful helpers for your home. The coasters are available in a wide variety of shapes, colours and materials and can therefore also be an eye-catcher.

By using glass coasters, cups, glasses or mugs cannot easily tip over. The coasters also protect the surface from liquids, scratches and stains.


If you want to use your table or other surfaces for a long time without signs of wear, glass coasters are a suitable tool for you. They prevent scratches and water residues, which makes glass coasters worthy of their existence in every household.

Glass coasters have different functions that you should think about before buying. Do you want your glass coasters to be protected from heat because you mainly consume hot drinks, dishwasher-safe or do you want them to have anti-slip protection? You should also think about the colour and shape, because nowadays glass coasters are also considered a decorative element.

Glass coasters are available for as little as five euros. High-quality coasters can also reach very high prices. The products differ in the various price categories in terms of their workmanship, their properties and the material used.

Image source: Monika Grabkowska/ Unsplash