It's easy to find cute coasters to decorate a room, but what about ones that actually absorb moisture rather than letting it pool and drip onto your furniture? To help you find options that offer both style and function, I scoured Amazon for the best and most absorbent coasters out there. This is the criteria I used:
Absorbent materials: While coasters come in a wide variety of materials, from cotton to cork, some of the most absorbent choices are felt and porous stones like ceramic and sandstone. If you go with one of these materials, your coasters will be able to properly manage any condensation that runs off your glass. (I made sure all of the options below fit the bill).
Wide surface area: When coasters are too small, larger glasses tend to hang over the edges, allowing moisture to drip onto your unprotected table. Most of the choices on this list are at least 4 inches wide to make sure you can comfortably fit coffee mugs and wider glasses.
In addition to absorbency, I looked for options that feature a naturally soft material or no-scratch bottom that won't mar your tables, like cork, cloth, or silicone. I also made sure that, whenever possible, the undersides feature anti-skid material or reinforcements to prevent sliding.
One downside to purchasing drink coasters is that they're often hand-wash-only items. There are exceptions (I managed to find one set that can go in the dishwasher), but they are fairly rare. Be sure to treat your coasters with care to get the most longevity out of them.
Now that you have a better idea of what to consider, take a scroll through my list of the most absorbent coasters below. My options include a variety of materials and styles so you can find the perfect option for your home.