High quality stone is the natural choice for any classy bar top, and it can add to the color and feel of any experience! Whether it’s a home or commercial project, there are a few considerations for selection of your custom bar top.
The first consideration to make is material, and the first question to ask is about how durable you need your bar to be. Bars normally need to be able to contend with spills, acidic fluids, abrasions, sitting liquid, and sometimes heat. Because of these considerations we do not generally recommend the use of a marble, limestone, or travertine for a bar top because they are more easily scratched and stain easily because of high porosity.
Granite, soapstone, porcelain, and most quartz are generally excellent choices for a bar top because of both their beauty and their properties that give them the ability to weather heavy use. As with all stone, it is important to maintain and care for your bar top to keep it in pristine shape.
The color and pattern of your stone is the source of your bar top’s beauty, so it is important to carefully consider how it will look in your room. It is common to match the bar top of a room to any countertops, and to ensure that it looks good with any cabinets and flooring that is in the room.