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How should restaurant table tops be cleaned in the COVID-19 era?
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How should restaurant table tops be cleaned in the COVID-19 era?

Sanitizer v soapy water? We have the answer for managers of hospitality establishments. With the expected phased opening of hospitality establishments over the summer, managers are turning their attention to measures to stop the spread of the virus, in the air and on surfaces, not least on table tops.

Reclaimed Wood Table Tops
    Reclaimed Wood Table Tops

    An informative blog analysing the pros and cons of reclaimed wood table tops for the hospitality industry, restaurant and hotel interior design.

    Types Of Brass Table Top
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    Types Of Brass Table Top

    The process of making a table top from a sheet of mill-finished brass will leave the raw top looking patchy and unfinished, so brass table tops need finishing after they have been fabricated.

    Table Top Edge Profiles
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    Table Top Edge Profiles

    Most solid wood & stone table tops can be finished with your choice of edge profile. Our diagram shows many of the most popular table top edge profiles. We also give details of waney edges & metal edge options including copper, brass & steel and styles of application such as trim, band & overlay.

    Hospitality Table Size Guide
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    Hospitality Table Size Guide

    The right table size depends on how many covers are required on each table and what the table is used for; fine dining or drinking will differ. Drinking requires less space than quick meals; fine dining requires the most space. To calculate how many covers will fit in a restaurant use this diagram.

    What Top? Types of Wooden Table Tops
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    What Top? Types of Wooden Table Tops

    Wooden table tops are robust, last for ages, look better with a bit of wear and can be made to match pretty much any interior design scheme. We detail the pros and cons of different types of wooden table tops including beech, ash, oak & teak as well as the benefits of veneers and engineered wood.

    Restaurant Tables and Chairs Buyers Guide
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    Restaurant Tables and Chairs Buyers Guide

    Restaurant tables & chairs are vital in determining the look & feel of your eatery. Appropriate styles & materials are essential for an effective ambience.

    2 Golden Rules for Specifying Terrazzo Table Tops
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    2 Golden Rules for Specifying Terrazzo Table Tops

    Terrazzo is a popular material for hospitality design, mostly because the attractive range of colours allow for an impressive appearance at lower cost than high-end marbles, but is it suitable for contract furniture use? Watch our acid etching test video and discover important specification tips.

    Never Fix Metal Edging To Solid Wood Table Tops
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    Never Fix Metal Edging To Solid Wood Table Tops

    The most important thing to know about metal edging, is that it should not be applied to solid wood tops. This is because wood tends to move naturally and this movement can cause the edging to come away creating gaps.

    Metal Table Tops Test: Waxed v Lacquered
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    Metal Table Tops Test: Waxed v Lacquered

    We undertook an experiment to test whether a waxed or lacquered finish provides the best metal table top protection. We took two brass table tops & placed different foods on them, then waited overnight to see which stains were most noticeable. We also performed a scratch test. Here are the results.

    White Marble Table Tops: Carrara, Arabescato or Calacatta?
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    White Marble Table Tops: Carrara, Arabescato or Calacatta?

    Calacatta, Arabescato and Carrara Marble are geologically all the same. Further, they all come from the same region and as a result can look very similar. Selecting the right marble can often be confusing use our guide to decide which white marble table top you're looking for.

    11 Alternatives To Marble Table Tops
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    11 Alternatives To Marble Table Tops

    Marble has downsides that mean it's not the ideal material for hospitality use. This is our list of marble alternatives to consider when specifying for your projects.

    Never Use Sanitiser On Wooden Table Tops
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    Never Use Sanitiser On Wooden Table Tops

    The number one cause of damage to wooden table tops in hospitality spaces is the inappropriate use of harsh cleaning products including D10 Sanitiser. Sanitisers break down the chemical properties of the lacquer causing it to soften; soft lacquer will peel and is easily marked.

    Table Choices: European Oak v Character Oak
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    Table Choices: European Oak v Character Oak

    Oak is one of the most popular choices because it has a naturally attractive grain without needing to be stained, is high quality and reasonably affordable. Oak comes in two types where table tops are concerned: European Oak & Character Oak. Here are the differences between the two.

    Marble Table Tops - Everything You Need To Know
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    Marble Table Tops - Everything You Need To Know

    Marble table tops are extremely popular in restaurants, bars & hotels. This is everything you need to know about marble tops from acid etching to edge profiles.

    Adding Detail With Waney Edge Table Tops
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    Adding Detail With Waney Edge Table Tops

    A natural-looking table edge profile is called a waney edge. Also known as a live edge, a waney edge is the outside cut of a log, with the bark removed.