YUM! Brands®, the holder of such well-known names as KFC®, Pepsi® and Taco Bell®, recently commissioned and received a quantity of custom-fabricated enormous dining tables for their newly renovated corporate center dining halls. Each table was a whopping 5ft wide by 14ft long, with tops shipping as a single piece. Custom wood X-braced table bases provided sturdy support.
Like several similar projects for food-industry companies, the designers were specifically interested in CafeCountertops’ Euro-Star construction because the random stave patterns are reminiscent of a well-built chopping block or carving board. Plank-style lumber just wouldn’t have delivered the same feeling. In a neat homage to another local legend, the designers chose Light Ash wood, which has been a mainstay for Louisville Slugger®, the famous baseball bat manufacturer, for over 100 years. Many thanks to everyone who was involved in helping us successfully complete this marquee project.
CafeCountertops has done extensive testing to confirm what our tech experts had already advised. Firstly, your wood countertop is a lean, mean bacteria-chomping machine in its own right. The only cleaning method we can officially recommend is to wash your countertop once a week with our Gentle Wood Wash (available on Amazon). This ph-neutral soap will clean the top properly without harming the finish.
If you must use a disinfectant, we can’t guarantee you won’t harm your finish, but our testing did reveal certain best practices. Spray disinfectants such as Lysol and Microban are preferable to harsh cleaners. MODERATION is key. Lightly spray the surface, wait only the absolute minimum recommended time for disinfection (typically 30 seconds), then rinse the surface thoroughly with a damp cloth, then dry with a towel. Wait a minimum of one week between treatments.