Wondering if a reclaimed wood tabletop is right for you and your restaurant? Check out our answers to some of the top questions we receive about our reclaimed wood table tops to see if they’d be a good fit in your restaurant.

What is Reclaimed Wood?

Reclaimed wood is wood that has been salvaged and repurposed for a new use, such as in reclaimed wood restaurant tables, chairs, decor, and other products. This wood has been properly processed, removing, running it through an industrial microwave to kill any pests, kiln-dried to an even moisture content and milled to uniform sizes before being used in new products, making it perfect to use in items for your restaurant. Using reclaimed wood helps keep salvageable wood out of landfills; wood makes up roughly 20% to 30% of construction and demolition waste.

How is Reclaimed Wood Sourced for Restaurant Tables and Other Products?

Reclaimed wood comes from, generally speaking, is salvaged from old buildings that are being taken apart, giving perfectly good wood a second life. This material is typically of much higher quality than new wood because it was originally cut from old-growth forests, creating a much denser and stronger product than newer woodcut from newer sources.

How Do I Maintain My Reclaimed Wood Restaurant Tables?

Our reclaimed wood table tops are fairly durable, but there are a few ways to make them last even longer with minimal damage. Using coasters and placemats on reclaimed wood table tops can help avoid staining and marking. Additionally, avoid placing hot items directly onto the surface of your reclaimed wood restaurant tables to avoid damaging or marking the wood.

Clean your tops with warm water and a mild detergent, such as Dawn(™) and wipe off with a dry cloth immediately. Stay away from chemical cleaners, including sanitizers, as they can eat through the finish leaving it sticky or flakey.

How Do I Maintain My Galvanized Metal Table Tops?

Galvanized metal table tops tend to be very good at resisting daily wear and tear, as well as rust. However, we also offer a protective plastic cover for added protection if you’re concerned about keeping your metal table tops in top shape

What Types of Wood are Used for RCS Reclaimed Wood Table Tops?

Because reclaimed wood comes from a variety of sources, each of our reclaimed wood restaurant tables has a slightly different makeup. Our reclaimed wood table tops feature a mixture of reclaimed spruce, pine, fir, etc. Each table features a unique mix of wood, so each table will be unique.

What Restaurant Styles are Reclaimed Wood Tables Best For?

Reclaimed wood tables can be a unique addition to a wide variety of restaurant settings. However, if you’re going for a rustic look for your restaurant, reclaimed table tops are perfect for you. They’ll also look great in more modern, hip settings as well, and can bring a rustic-chic look to many different spaces.

What is the Difference Between “Straight Plank” and “Straight Plank Economy”?

The difference between our “straight plank” and “straight plank economy” table tops is in the design. Both are made fo the same material but the economy tops will have a mix of widths, whereas the straight plank tops have 5” wide planks for a more uniform look along with a decorating reclaimed wood edge banding. Both are designed for indoor use only.

Why are Our Tops Typically 1/2 to 1/3rd of the Price of Other Suppliers?

Our product is a great value because we make them in quantities of 50 to 100 per size, allowing us an economy of scale that nobody else can match. This means a more affordable product for you that meets and exceeds your quality standards.

Are the Tables Completely Smooth? Can They be Used to Write on?

Our tables are coated with a water-based urethane matte finish, making them fairly smooth. However, each table is going to have slight texture variations due to the nature of reclaimed wood. Each of our table tops will be slightly different, which is part of the beauty of reclaimed wood, and we suggest using a writing pad instead of writing directly on the surface.

What is Shipping Cost to a Certain Zip Code?

Placing your order online will give you shipping cost for several carriers. Please note that consolidated carriers sometimes fill an entire truck before they ship so delays can be incurred with these carriers. You do not have to pay for your order during the checkout process, so there is no risk to you in placing your order, even if it just to check your options!

Still looking for answers regarding your reclaimed wood table tops and rustic decor? Contact us for more information on your reclaimed wood restaurant needs today.