Cork placemats are the best! On a bare table I like a placemat, not for fanciness but because your plate just feels a bit more ‘grounded’ and like it won’t slide around. Cork looks (and is) so functional. It’s heat proof, it washes well, it’s durable and it’s such an honest material.
So we have rectangular placemats and round ‘heat’ mats (which are slightly thicker) for putting your hot casserole on the table.
You can buy the placemats singly (28x20cm) or in packs of sixes and the round heat mats (20cm diameter) come packed in pairs.