I love these placemats. I was looking for a very natural look, rustic, but hip at the same time. The only issue is since there is no protectant on them, as they are basically raw wood, sanded smoothly, they require special detail when cleaning. Worth it to me though! One thing is for sure, I get tons of compliments, and no one has them, or has seen anything like them. Definitly unique.....which I love.
Great addition to my new "natural" décor theme. Bought the coasters at Nepenthe Restaurant gift shop, but they were all out when I called back to order the placemats to use as table toppers for TV room side tables.
The placemat will be used on a table in the entry of our son's 1st home. It's naturally beautiful and has a nice felt backing so it won't scratch the furniture. When I found it at Uncommon Goods, I saw the matching coasters and purchased them, too. Our son loved both...and so did my husband! Now I have to go back & purchase both items for our home, too!
We love these placemats. They are well made, the wood is sanded nicely and they have a varied mix of colors, so they match all the shades of wood in our home. My only downside is the backing is felt, which is a tough fabric to clean and we have furry dogs. I anticipate pieces of fur getting trapped in between the wood pieces. Not a huge deal, but relevant in our house. Otherwise great product!
Los Angeles, CA