General specifications for bars
All front bars
should be 42" above the finished floor. Any significant variation will result in
a mismatch with bar stools. Some handicapped codes require that a section of the
bar be 30" above the finished floor to accommodate wheel chairs.
Bar tops can vary
from between 20 and 28 inches in width, including a drink rail if
required. The bar top thickness is usually 1.5 inches with a front rail which
can be thicker.
Bar top over hang is
6 to 8 inches
Chicago type rail
Lower back bar tops
are generally the same height as the front bar, but can vary depending upon
unique equipment installations such as a wine cuvenet or decorative sink.
Commercial back bar tops are 24 to 30 inches deep. Home bar tops are 12 to 16
Upper back bars
carry a wide variety of design configurations including shelving, diamond wine
bins, booths, glass racks and bottle steps. Back bars almost always use
some type of mirror for depth of space and field of view. Back bars can be any
height, and are usually relative to the ceiling
Under bar coolers
are just under 40 !/2", some as low as 37". Under bar coolers are 27 inches
require 2 feet per seat. Home bars require 22 inches.
Solid wood and
veneer: Solid wood bar tops are the most common and use a variety of
finishes including, conversion varnish, catalytic urethane, and poly urethane.
concrete: Composite stone bar tops use polyester resin and or epoxy
Wood border with
ground steel or stone inlay: Two layer epoxy resin.
Our table & bar
commercial grade epoxy resin is specially formulated for us by a leading
chemical company. The product is a 1 to 1 by volume mixture: Amines,
Liquid, Corrosive, N.O.S. (Polyoxpropylenediamine) 8, UN2735, PGIII product and
is designed for bar and table tops in extremely high traffic areas such as
experienced by night clubs and restaurants. Our crystal-clear table top epoxy is
about 25% harder than our regular grade, contains a non-yellowing agent and
forms a beautiful, tough, hard, durable finish that's water, alcohol and scratch
resistant. Just perfect for table and bar tops plus all the other applications
of our regular epoxy resin above.