The beautiful texture and suitable thickness makes slate a perfect natural material for coasters and placemats
Slate is a fine-grained, foliated metamorphic rock. Slate is composed mainly of clay minerals or micas. It can also contain abundant quartz and small amounts of feldspar, calcite, pyrite, hematite, and other minerals. Most slates are gray in color and range in a continuum of shades from light to dark gray. The color of slate is often determined by the amount and type of iron and organic material that are present in the rock. Slate also occurs in green, red, black, purple, and brown shades. Because it is easy to process and cut into thin sheets, slate is an excellent material from which decorative coasters and placemats are made. Our 16 PCS round natural slate coasters and placemats are black in color and have built-in soft pads at the reverse side, which allows them to fit well with other surfaces. They easily fit into other home decorative elements with their beautiful textures, especially those made of natural materials, such as this resin sculpture or these resin deer figurines.
The popularity of slate and its wide variety of uses
Historically, slate has been used for chalkboards, student writing slates, billiard tables, cemetery markers, whetstones, and table tops. Because it is an excellent electrical insulator, it was also used for early electric panels and switch boxes. In the 1800s, elementary school students used a small piece of slate mounted in a wooden frame for writing practice and arithmetic problems. The writing was done with a small pencil made of slate, soapstone, or clay. The slate could be wiped clean with a soft cloth. Nowadays, slate is very popular for a wide variety of uses because of its durability and attractive appearance. Most of the slate mined throughout the world is used to produce roofing plates. Slate performs well in this application because it absorbs minimal moisture and stands up well in contact with freezing water. Because of this property, our 16 PCS round natural slate coasters and placemats are great protectors of your furniture from cold summer drinks and frozen snacks such as ice cream or fruit yogurt. Slate is also used for interior flooring, exterior paving, dimension stone, and decorative aggregate. As a durable rock, it is suitable for use as stair treads, sidewalk slabs, and patio stone. It is also produced in various colors that allow it to be incorporated into a variety of design projects.
Find other slate products from ZenQ's rich treasury
Since our 16 PCS round natural slate coasters and placemats look very attractive and modern with a phenomenal texture and black color, we suggest you take a look at other products made of slate that are used for serving food:
Specifications of the 16 PCS round natural slate coasters and placemats
Our set contains eight coasters designed for cups and bottles and eight placemats that, in addition to drinks, can be used to serve food. Their thickness is between 4-6 mm. Placemat size is 30cm x 30cm, whereas coaster size is 10cm x 10 cm.
- Material: Natural Slate
- Placemat Size: 30cm x 30cm Thickness: 4-6mm ,
- Coaster Size: 10cm x 10cm Thickness: 4-6mm
- Package Incudes: 8 x 4" Coasters and 8x 12" Placemats