Always Use Trivets, Coasters, Placemats, and Tablecloths
Have you ever placed a hot cup of coffee or a hot plate on your wooden coffee table and noticed a white discolored heat stain appear underneath? These stains are a result of moisture being trapped from the high heat. Using a trivet, coaster, placemat, or tablecloths on your furniture can help add a protective layer between your hot items and the wood surface. When shopping for these heat protectant items, it is important that you read what they are made of and how well they protect furniture. For example, some tablecloths and placemats are so thin that they do not really add much more protection than if you were not using one at all.