Pimpernel Placemats, Cork Backed and Hardboard Tablemats

Pimpernel Placemats and Tablemats

Pimpernel placemats produce some of the best of corkbacked, hardboard tablemats. From traditional floral and landscape designs to contemporary and modern cork backed place mats. Pimpernel is part of a global housewares company with many years of experience in developing cutting edge tabletop products.

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Traditional Pimpernel Placemats

Traditional Pimpernel cork backed placemats

A vast range of cork backed placemats and coasters with designs catering for all tastes and occasions. From traditional floral patterns such as the Antique Roses tablemats and classic plain coloured mats with a gold border through to more modern contemporary designs like the Dancing Branches tablemats and landscapes. The standard size traditional Pimpernel placemats are packed in sets of six and have matching coasters which are sold separately. The classic Pimpernel tablemats are the size to accommodate the dining plate only, with the cutlery placed on the dining table alongside the placemat. The larger Continental size placemats are packed in sets of four. These large placemats can be used as traditional place mats where the cutlery is placed on the placemat. They are also ideal as table centres, making them the best placemats for flexibility of use.

Pimpernel placemats, industry leaders

One of the original British table placemats companies, Pimpernel have been making place mats and coasters for over 80 years. A UK company, now part of the market leading tableware manufacturer The Portmeirion Group, they are trend setters in the field of cork backed placemats. Portmeirion has years of experience in creating stylish ceramic tableware such as their Botanic Garden and Sophie Conran ranges, which has allowed them to bring their unique design skills to the traditional Pimpernel placemats range. Each year Pimpernel add new table mats designs to their range, for example the Pimpernel Postcard Sketches tablemats, to keep the offering fresh and in line with other contemporary placemats while making sure their colour palettes are always on-trend.

Construction of Pimpernel tablemats

The top surface of the Pimpernel cork backed tablemats is made of a design printed on paper which then has a coating of liquid lacquer applied to it. This is then heated to a very high temperature which when dries forms an extremely hard, protective surface. This heat-treated surface is stain resistant and heat resistant to 100C. The centre of these traditional cork placemats is composed of hardboard made from renewable Eucalyptus trees and the base has a soft cork backing which protects your table.

Decorative placemats for all events

When it comes to home decoration the objective is to arrange the various components in such a way that the end result is functional and has a touch of elegance. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by adding a different touch to our dining table in the form of a set of versatile placemats. The wide range of designs available from Pimpernel will bring a style that compliments your existing traditional tablecloth or natural wooden dining table. An interesting option is to match the Pimpernel designs with some plain coloured tablemats, for example the range created by Just Slate or a design from our wide selection of quality placemats.

Among the choices are designs that range from the most daring and abstract, full of life and colour such as the contemporary Lunchtime design, to more formal floral placemats in classic colours such as the Botanic Garden Chintz placemats for tables requiring a more traditional decorative touch. With the variety of designs available from the Pimpernel collection it is not easy to find just one set of cork placemats design that covers every dining event. The solution is to have two or three sets of Pimpernel place mats and matching Pimpernel coasters and employ them on a rotation system depending upon the event. This also keeps the designs looking fresh for your regular dinner guests.