Floating Botanical Coaster
How to Use
As a Beverage Coaster:
Place coaster upright (the flat coaster surface without the ripples is the top side) on any leveled table-top surface (non-laminated table is best), proceed to place your favorite beverage cup on top/centered of the coaster. Tip: the underside of the coaster is the side with the ripples. The underside of your cup should be smooth to avoid scratching your coaster.
Avoid using extremely high temperature/boiling liquids to prevent damage. Only use warm, reasonably hot and cold liquids in your mug. To test if your mug is in the ideal condition to be placed onto the coaster, (touch the bottom of the beverage-filled mug to see if the temperature is comfortable for your hand, if it isn’t, it’s too hot and you should wait until the temperature is comfortable enough for your hand prior to coaster usage). Once done with beverage, gently remove mug and leave the coaster flat (never bend/deform!) for a minimum of 1 minute to allow it to return to its initial hardness level prior to moving. This practice is best for long-term care and maintenance of your keepsake art piece.
As a Keepsake Art Collectible:
- Lay flat on any surface as a floral decor for your space or put on top of paper as a paper weight.
- Display against a wall or window (shady area away from direct sunlight)
How to Clean
Use non-abrasive paper towels or a micro-fiber cloth that will not scratch. Dampen with luke-warm water and wipe in sweeping motion on top of stains and soiled area. To wash the coaster entirely swiftly hold under running lukewarm/cold water and pat dry avoiding the painted rims for best care practice. If rims need to be wiped, it is still safe to do so but be cautious not to scratch. Coasters are water-resistant but is not waterproof and should not be submerged in water. Alcohol pads can be used to clean as well and is the best method to clean.
How to Store
Store away unstacked (ideally), away from direct sunlight and in a cool and dry flat-surfaced area. Best kept in relatively consistent temperatures (60-75 degrees Fahrenheit) and below 85% humidity levels. These are recommended ideal conditions and are flexible as long as your environmental conditions do not stray too drastically. Coasters are intended for indoor use only. Outdoor use can be permitted (think shaded patios) but take caution not to leave in direct sun or extreme heat or cold conditions.
Note: Treat with care as with any handmade item :)