Large Placemats by Pimpernel
Construction of Pimpernel large placemats
The surface of the Pimpernel range of extra large placemats has a design printed on paper which is then coated in a liquid lacquer. The lacquer is then heated to a high temperature which dries and creates an extremely hard, protective surface. This lacquer surface is stain resistant and heat resistant to 110C.
The extra big Pimpernel placemats are designed for use in domestic settings and can withstand temperatures up to 110C, which is enough for heated dinner plates. It is not advisable to place oven dishes straight from the oven onto the surface. The large tablemats, such as the Vin de France large placemats are easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
Just like the standard Pimpernel place mats, the centre of the larger sized Pimpernel mats is composed of a hardboard material made from the wood of Eucalyptus trees. The base of the extra large cork backed placemats by Pimpernel is made from a soft cork which protects your table.
Traditional large placemats from Pimpernel
The Pimpernel range of cork backed big size placemats is wide and varied with designs and themes for all tastes and situations. From traditional floral patterns and the timeless single colour mats, like the Classic Black large placemats through to a range of more modern and contemporary designs.
The large Continental range of Pimpernel placemats are packed in sets of four and measure 40.1cm x 29.8cm. The bigger size placemats by Pimpernel are designed to accommodate both a dinner plate, along with the cutlery, placed on the actual placemat. This contrasts with the smaller, more traditional, UK size of Pimpernel placemats (30.5cm x 23cm) where the cutlery is placed on the dining table alongside the tablemat. The large version of Pimpernel tablemats, for example the large Pimpernel Lunchtime tablemats are often used as table centres in the UK.
The Pimpernel company and their history
One of the original British based tableware companies with their origins going back to the 1930s, Pimpernel have been market leaders of all types and shapes of placemats and coasters for over 80 years. Now part of the Portmeirion Group, one of the leading UK homeware companies.