Will the bottom of the mugs scratch surfaces?

No. The bottoms of our stoneware mugs are smooth.

Because the bottoms of Sunset Hill Stoneware mugs and steins are made of hard clay, there is a misconception that they can scratch surfaces. However, our mugs are sanded on the bottom to give them a smooth finish that won't easily scratch or snag on most household surfaces.

If you're particularly concerned about protecting your surfaces, however, we also sell coasters that have a soft neoprene pad on their undersides and absorb any condensation or spills from your mug. Please contact us online or call 800-509-4662 if you have any questions.