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Thirstystone Coasters Have Stopped Absorbing Condensate

Made from sandstone, these coasters are naturally absorbent. Over time the pores of the stone can become clogged. A quick wash with warm water and a bit of dish soap should return them to their original absorbent selves. This is a guide about Thirstystone coasters have stopped absorbing condensate.
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September 20, 2017

Why have my Thirstystone coasters stopped absorbing?

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September 20, 20170 found this helpful
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Thristystone coasters will virtually last forever but do occasionally need to be cleaned as the porous material will get clogged over time and use.

  • Occasionally these coasters will stain. Always try to catch a fresh beverage stain quickly and wash out with plain water.
  • For 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. This will usually return the coasters to their original "thirsty" self.
  • After a lot of use the pores on the stone get clogged which stops their ability to absorb liquid. Even just sitting on tables and collecting dust will cause the pores to clog.
  • You can wash the coasters with warm water and a little dish detergent and gently scrub the surfaces. Then air-dry them overnight. This should bring the original condition back.
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Dishwashing is not recommended as the extreme abrasion and heat of a dishwasher will cause the
natural cork backing to deteriorate.

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September 20, 20170 found this helpful

After using the coasters for a long period of time they get clogged which diminishes and don't absorb.

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September 20, 20170 found this helpful

After using the coasters for a long period of time they get clogged which diminishes and don't absorb.

Step 1
Use warm water and dish soap to clean your coasters.

Step 2
Gently wash them using a sponge so you don't damage them.

Step 3
Rinse in warm water.

Step 4
Let air dry over night.

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September 20, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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