An epoxy bar top sample piece

Your restaurant’s interior design plays a crucial role in enhancing your customers’ dining experience. The bar top – in particular – is a centerpiece where your customers tend to relax, enjoy a drink or two, and socialize with one another. An old, worn out bar top epoxy might not only stick out like a sore thumb in an otherwise classy bar, but also make your establishment look visually unappealing to your customers.

With the right epoxy resin, you can not only protect your bar top against wear and tear, but also give it a high quality upgrade and make it look more aesthetically attractive to your customers. Here are three useful suggestions that can help you choose the right bar top epoxy resin.

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Look for a Shore D Hardness Rating of 90 or Higher

One of the easiest ways to find out whether an epoxy resin is as durable as it claims to be is to check its Shore D rating. Shore D hardness is a metric to determine a material’s resistance to indentation and other damage. Standardized tests are performed to measure this rating.

The higher the rating, the more durable the epoxy resin is, and the less likely it is to fade or crack. A vast majority of bar top epoxy resins available on the market today have a rating of 75, which is average at best. For best results, you need to choose an epoxy resin which has a hardness rating of 90 or higher.

Crack-Resistant and Yellow-Resistant

The bar top is one of the most visible parts of your establishment. So, it needs to be in pristine condition. Low-quality epoxy resins tend to lose their gloss over time, turn visibly yellow, and develop cracks. If someone accidentally spills or splashes their drink, it could seep through the cracks and cause a stain. The cracks can accumulate dirt over time and harbor harmful bacteria as well.

This is why you should choose a bar top epoxy resin with non-fading pre-polymers, which are known for their exceptional durability and their ability to retain their shine for a long time.

A man wiping down an incomplete epoxy bar top

Clear and Transparent Finish

One of the hallmarks of a high-quality epoxy resin is that it has a crystal-clear transparent finish, which can give your bar top surface an added sense of depth and contrast to enhance its aesthetic appeal. With a low-quality epoxy, you might not be able to get the shiny, glass-like finish you want. This is something you need to keep in mind while choosing an epoxy resin for your bar top.

UltraClear – The Right Choice for Bar Top Epoxy

If you are looking for a high-quality, commercial-grade epoxy resin for your restaurant or bar, UltraClear Epoxy is the right choice for you. With a Shore D rating of 98, it is more durable than any other epoxy available on the market today. Scratch resistant and crack resistant, our epoxy does not yellow and can protect your bar top surface for a very long time.

To find out more about UltraClear bar top epoxy or to place an order, call us today at 800-259-1619 or simply fill out this online contact form

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