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For epoxy interior decor, there are few conventional projects more time-honored than the epoxy bar top.
Under typical use, an epoxy bar top benefits from every advantage epoxy has to offer, including its excellent hardness and impact resistance, its waterproof sealing properties, and also its stunning and versatile appearance.
In this spotlight, we'll exhibit some photos sent to us by different UltraClear Epoxy users and explain a little more about the benefits of epoxy bar tops.
The benefits of epoxy bar tops
Before we showcase those projects, let's talk about the benefits in a little more detail.
Hardness and impact resistance
When epoxy cures, it becomes hard—really hard.
One of the first and most obvious traits of epoxy is that, while it may look similar to glass, it's actually much, much stronger.
There's a test for determining a material's hardness rating, meaning how much impact force it can withstand before showing signs of damage. The variant used for testing our epoxy is the Shore hardness scale, with a type D durometer.
On this test, our UltraClear Table Top Epoxy scored a nearly perfect 98 out of 100 score, remarkably high for a plastic polymer.
Waterproofing and moisture resistance
Cured epoxy also provides waterproofing for the substrate it's applied to. It has a very smooth and tight surface that doesn't allow liquid or other forms of moisture to seep through.
This comes in handy for bars where spills are inevitable and where condensation from cool beverages tends to form and pool at the bottom of drinking glasses.
Being able to readily safeguard materials like wood is a valuable aspect of epoxy.
And as a side benefit, it's also very easy to clean an epoxy bar top.
By default, our Table Top Epoxy will cure with a clear, glasslike finish. This means you can see the materials beneath it, such as a fine wood, granite, or marble substrate.
However, the appearance of epoxy can also be modified by a variety of colorful hues with our unique range of epoxy colorants.
These colorants come in two primary types: epoxy pigments and resin dyes.
Epoxy pigments are dry powders made from crushed and ground mica.
Mica is a category of minerals that often have a reflective sheen.
Along with the mica in epoxy pigments are additional ingredients, usually natural, sometimes synthetic, which give the pigment its unique coloration.
When added to epoxy during mixing, epoxy pigments will give the resin batch a shimmering, pearlescent, glittery, or even metallic texture. In fact, some powder pigments even glow in the dark.
These pigments are what make some projects so vivid and attractive.
Resin dyes, in contrast, are liquid colorants that provide a consistent shade of one color.
When mixed into an epoxy resin batch, the dye will disperse evenly throughout, providing a singular tone that allows for a more subtle approach than the eye-catching powder pigments.
Curious about epoxy colorants? Click here to view our in-depth guide and learn more.
Epoxy Bar Top ShowcaseWith that said, let's take a look at some of the many epoxy bar tops that have been shared with us by UltraClear Epoxy users:
Choose a premium epoxy for long-lasting results!
When shopping for epoxy, it's important to choose one that will hold up for its expected lifespan.
Many resins sold on the market these days are imported and not held to the same standards as those manufactured here in the United States.
If you're planning an epoxy project and haven't already purchased epoxy for it, we'd love for you to consider UltraClear Epoxy.
At UltraClear Epoxy, all of our resin products are:
- Safe to use
- 100% Made in the USA
When you use UltraClear Epoxy, you get the peace of mind knowing the creation of your resin is held to the high safety and quality standards of both UltraClear Epoxy and of the United States of America.
You can find our epoxy resins on the following pages:
- UltraClear Table Top Epoxy - Our strongest resin finish, excellent for epoxy countertops, bar tops, table tops, and so much more.
- UltraClear Deep Pour Epoxy - Our deep pour casting resin. This resin allows for unique two-inch layer pours, enabling users to make deep "river" veins, fill silicone casting molds, and for embedding thicker objects into their epoxy resin projects.
Have questions? Want advice? Contact us!
If you have any questions or concerns about epoxy bar tops, or if you'd like some advice about planning your own epoxy bar top project, please reach out to us at UltraClear Epoxy. Our epoxy experts are ready to assist with your needs.
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