Leftover Tiles Morph into a Trivet for Hot Pots and Pans

We chose plain white Corian for the countertops in the Laboratory kitchen renovation and love working on it: it presents a “clear” palet of a work surface that is a pleasure to prep food on. It’s ONE drawback that our old, visually-busy granite counter tops didn’t have: we can’t put a searing hot pot directly on the Corian for fear of damaging it (although it can be sanded back the “new). So we devised a minimalist, practically-invisible white trivet to sit next to the stove, ready for any hot pan that needs to be moved off a burner. Using an idea we dreamed up ages ago after buy Moroccan tile samples, we stuck felt furniture sliders onto the back of a white tile leftover from the bathroom renovation.

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

We find these felt adhesive-backed disks great for all sorts of projects where a surface needs padding or protecting. We taiolored some big 3-inchers  we had in our tool closet to fit the big of the tile.

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

When we first moved into the laboratory, we bought a giant 52-piece value pack “Surface Defender” that was worth every penny.  We put them… under EVERY chair and table leg to protect our glossy-painted floors… under the printer so it won’t scratch the desk top… behind propped up picture frames so they won’t nick the wall…

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

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