These Butter Pat cork trivets are excellent! They are not thin what so ever allowing them to truly protect any surface from the intense heat of the skillet. We invested in the entire Butter Pat line of ironware and love to serve out of the skillets as they make for a beautiful presentation on the table. With these trivets you are able to place your hot skillet from range to table without a worry or care of damaging the table. They are thick and well made to last a very long time! If you cook with cast iron these are a no brainer! Pick you up a set!