Wood Choices

Smoked Oak Espresso-dark brown, nearly black. Similar to Wenge but with bolder grain and more surface texture. IROKO Expect an abundance of bright golden streaks when new. These will disappear with time as the color transitions to the warm brown color shown here. 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. Coastal Oak Versatile shades of warm grey and earthtones. Coastal Grey is equally at home in a modern penthouse, a beachfront cottage, and classic white kitchens everywhere 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. Mahogany (Sapele) Heartwood is a uniform medium reddish brown. Mahogany is the only red-toned wood available in Euro-Star. Generally lacks any dramatic figuring of grain that is common in the closely related Sapele. Greywash European Beech with cool grey finish factory-applied by CafeCountertops. The color penetrates deep into the wood but does not color the entire core 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. Rustic Oak European Oak, hand-selected for a pleasing mix of knots and character-marks. Knots and voids are filled with black epoxy. Black Cherry 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. Strata Beech Formed of layers of European Beech recycled factory waste which has been repurposed to this beautiful and unique flowing pattern. Perfect for Midcentury Modern. Grey Rustic Oak Rustic Oak with cool grey finish factory-applied by CafeCountertops. The color penetrates deep into the wood but does not color the entire core. Grey Oak European Oak with cool grey finish factory-applied by CafeCountertops. The color penetrates deep into the wood but does not color the entire core. 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 Zebrano Heartwood is a light brown or cream color with dark blackish brown streaks vaguely resembling a zebra’s stripes 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

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.