IROKU Heartwood is usually a yellow to golden or medium brown, with color tending to darken over time. Pale yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. More Information European Walnut Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a gray, purple, or reddish cast. More Information Black Walnut Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. More Information European Beech Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white. More Information Mahogany - Sipo Heartwood is a uniform medium reddish brown. Well-defined sapwood is a paler yellow. Generally lacks any dramatic figuring of grain that is common in the closely related Sapele. More Information Wenge Heartwood is medium brown, sometimes with a reddish or yellowish hue, with nearly black streaks. Upon application of a wood finish (particularly an oil finish) the wood can become nearly black. More Information Teak Grain is straight, though it can occasionally be wavy or interlocked. Coarse, uneven texture and moderate to low natural luster. Raw, unfinished wood surfaces have a slightly oily or greasy feel due to natural oils. More Information Grey Wash Content Coming Soon More Information Cherry - Black Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a medium reddish brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color. More Information Maple - European Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. More Information Oak - European White Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. More Information Zebrano Heartwood is a light brown or cream color with dark blackish brown streaks vaguely resembling a zebra’s stripes More Information

Wood is a natural material that is known for significant variation in color and pattern. Wood should not be expected to “match” samples, photographs or existing countertops. Iroko wood is golden when newly fabricated and darkens to brown over time. European Walnut and European Elm have strong variation in color. All woods will have some variation in color and pattern, and most woods change in color over time. Click on the wood species detail images below to see an enlarged view.

Standard Woods

Iroko

Iroko

Walnut - European

Walnut - European

Walnut - Black

Walnut - Black

Beech - European

Beech - European

Mahogany - Sipo

Mahogany - Sipo

Wenge

Wenge

Teak

Teak

Grey Wash

Grey Wash

Available in 40mm Euro-Star only

Beech - Dark Chocolate

Beech - Dark Chocolate

Cherry - Black

Cherry - Black

Cherry - European

Cherry - European

Elm - European

Elm - European

Jatoba

Jatoba

Maple - European

Maple - European

Oak - European White

Oak - European White

Zebrano

Zebrano

COVID-19: Disinfecting your wood countertop

Please use only the correct products and practices when disinfecting your wood countertop, or you might ruin the finish.

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.