Story of the Stone
Thirstystone was natural before natural was cool! Thirstystone coasters have been made from 100% natural solid sandstone for the last 25 years, making Thirstystone the original "green" coaster company. Thirstystone coasters are the best natural product for absorbing messy drips from the bottom of drink glasses. The absorbent sandstone provides function, while lead-free, earth-friendly inks provide home décor accents perfect for any room. Natural cork backing to protect furniture and recyclable packaging to help protect the environment round out this green offering, a proven sustainable product with a repeat customer base for over the last two decades. The natural variations of sandstone color and patterns are the very characteristics that make these coasters so popular.
Thirstystone sandstone is quarried using the most environmentally conscious methods to extract huge sandstone boulders that are crafted into Thirstystone coasters.
The sandstone boulders are core drilled using a large bit that extracts approximately 120 round stone cores from each boulder. Every usable portion of the boulder is utilized, leaving the original stone resembling a honeycomb. Any leftover stone is crushed and sent to landfills to help them manage their waste. The sandstone cores are sliced into disks and sent to the Sanding and Set Making Departments where the edges are sanded smooth and the stones are sorted into matching sets.
"No two sets of coasters are exactly alike!"
The coasters are transported to Thirstystone’s production facility in Texas where some are made into sets, letting the beauty of the natural stone speak for itself, while others are printed with the best full color artwork available today, using a proprietary printing technology developed by Thirstystone. This unique process allows us to recreate even the most detailed works of art while still preserving the absorbency of the natural stone.
Finished coaster sets are packaged, labeled and shipped to you directly from our Texas facility. Thirstystone's unmatched popularity with customers is due to our coasters consistently providing natural beauty, function and value.