A fine wood epoxy bar top

For epoxy interior decor, there are few conventional projects more time-honored than epoxy bar tops. 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, as well as its stunning and versatile appearance.

In this spotlight, we'll exhibit some photos sent to us by UltraClear Epoxy users and explain a little more about the benefits of epoxy bar tops.

The benefits of epoxy bar tops

A wooden epoxy bar top with a live edge

Before we showcase those projects, let's cover 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. This is remarkably high for a polymer.

Waterproof / moisture resistance

Cured epoxy also provides waterproofing for the substrate it's applied to. Its smooth, tight surface area doesn't allow liquid or other forms of moisture to seep through.

This is ideal for bars where spills are inevitable and condensation from cool beverages tends to form and pool at the bottom of drinking glasses. Being able to readily safeguard something like wood is a valuable aspect of epoxy.

As a side benefit, it's also very easy to clean an epoxy bar top.

Versatile appearance

A birch wood 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 be easily modified by a variety of color hues with our unique range of mica powder pigments and liquid pigments. These pigments allow for the epoxy's appearance to remain nearly transparent with a subtle color tone if desired or altered significantly to form delightful patterns, deep solid colors, or a combination of such.

Now with 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:

A wooden epoxy bar topAn epoxy bar top with light toned wood

 A commercial epoxy bar top with light wood

A gray epoxy bar top with embedded stickersA residential epoxy wooden bar top

A commercial epoxy wooden bar top with dark wood

Have questions about bar tops? Want advice? Contact us!

If you have any questions 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.

You can contact us via phone or email here, or you can text chat online directly with an epoxy expert by clicking the help button on the bottom right of your screen.

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