Metal bar top profiles

Choice of Material

There are many options and materials to choose from, and each outlet will be looking for something a little bit different from the next. Some will opt for the traditional look of a timber bar top, whilst others may want granite, corian, ceramic tiles or concrete to name a few.

There are advantages and some disadvantages to most of the options, so it is important that you choose one that is robust and practical and in keeping with the theme and look you are trying to create, as well as within your budget that you have set out.

At Barfab we have a range of different metals that can be used, in a variety of finishes and with many different profiles.

Mild Steel

Mild steel will help you create an authentic look, with a rustic charm showing off the welded seams to give that industrial look and feel. Please be aware that as a product with a high iron content, if not maintained rigorously rust will start to form and they can be super intensive to clean, keep dry and oil on a regular basis.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel remains ever popular with its durability and robustness creating a classy look to any bar. Welds can be polished out to make the top appear seamless and in one piece, and although grained is the traditional finish, it can also be distressed which then makes the look, very similar to a zinc top but at a fraction of the cost of zinc

Copper and Brass

Copper and Brass both classed as a living organism and can have an un uniformed appearance, over time as they start to oxidise in the surroundings they are kept, this can create a patina effect dependent on the elements within its surrounding environment.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a shinier look they can be grained or distressed to help create that rich, glitzy look to show off its class.

With brass tops, these alternatively can be processed with an aging fluid to different levels, to create an aged look

Popular Profiles

Popular bar counter profiles

As you can see there are many options available in appearance, and we have shown a few different profiles using the different metals to help you identify the look you are wanting.

We pride ourselves on the bar tops finished look, and key to this primarily is the flatness of the top, which we believe is best achieved in the workshop where the top can be bonded properly, and clamped to the timber substrate, and where welded joints can be polished out to a very high standard to achieve that seamless appearance.

Where the bar tops are too large to be either transported, or access cannot be gained on site, then some final joints may have to be carried out on site by our welders and polishers.