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  1. Harts Boatyard – Surbiton

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    The Harts Boatyard is centrally located in the picturesque town of Surbiton, overlooking the peaceful & idyllic surroundings on the banks of the River Thames.

    JMDA design were tasked with enhancing the already peaceful setting, whilst injecting a burst of energy into this charming riverside venue.

    Part of the Mitchells and Butlers restaurant group, this venue has an established client base upon which to improve and update. The bones of the building worked well, but a face lift and refresh were needed.

    Bright colour combination

    JMDA have once again brought an interesting and modern take on a this bar/restaurant.  Using a combination of bright bold fabrics and wallpapers, and dark contrasting walls.

    Harts boatyard surbiton bright and dark colour combination

    Zoned Areas

    The design team added interest to the venue by dividing it into sections using a variety of design and colours.

    Darker colours are used in the dining areas for a cosy feel, whereas the bar has been kept light with vibrant fabrics and burnt orange tones.

    Some areas of the venue are designed with families in mind, whereas others have been tailored to appeal to a grown up crowd.

    Classic Marble bar tops and table tops

    Marble bar tops are still a popular choice – a timeless material that works well with a lot of other materials and colours. The drawback with real marble is that it is naturally porous and can stain and watermark.

    Bar design inspo at the Harts boatyard

    JMDA opted for Versital cultured marble bar tops and marble table tops. Being a resin composite hand made to replicate real marble, it has the massive benefits of being waterproof and stain proof whilst having the look of marble.

    The bar tops have a modern twist. The Metallic Marble finish in Copper Stratos incorporates veins of shimmering metallic thread throughout.

    Combining Materials

    The marble bar tops are complemented perfectly by the bar frontage, a combination of burnt orange tiles from Parkside and oak panels.

    Lighting

    Lighting is an important design element for any venue. As well as LED’s to the bar frontage, a mixture of feature pendants, wall lights and spotlights are dotted throughout the restaurant to create atmosphere.

    Not forgetting The Washrooms!

    The washrooms have become an important consideration to any bar and restaurant. They are regularly the location for selfies and Instagram images, and the lighting and decor often sited as important to visitors.

    Striking marble vanity tops, in a custom ‘Carrata’ style marble from Versital are the main feature.  The tops are fully waterproof and stain proof, ideal for busy washrooms. They are also extremely hygienic and easy to clean.

    Harts boatyard marble washrooms

    Custom Details

    The back splash incorporates a beautiful curved detail to the top corners for an art deco appeal, crafted in the Versital workshop.

    The gold and teak style wood to the front of the vanities is the perfect complement to the marble top.

    To find out more about this project, or how we can help with your next job, please contact Versital on 01204 380780 or email sales@versital.co.uk

  2. How to Fit a Bar Top : A Step by Step Guide

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    How to Fit a Bar Top : Video Guide

    When refurbishing and renovating a bar or restaurant, the bar area is likely to be one of the first areas to get a facelift. The bar top itself is an especially high traffic area that every customer who visits will be in contact with.

    A beautifully installed and fabulous bar top will really make an impact with customers and leave a lasting impression. A high quality bar top that looks fantastic is an essential addition to any new bar.

    High Quality Stone Resin Bar Tops

    Versital manufactures high quality stone resin bar tops in a huge range of finishes. Finishes include true to life faux marbles, granites as well as the striking high gloss sparkle ‘Reflect’ range of colours.

    Manufactured to Spec

    Bar tops are manufactured to spec from diagrams or measurements supplied. In the case of curved bars and more complicated shapes a template may be required to ensure a perfect fit.

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    How to Fit a Bar Top

    Installing a new bar top needn’t be daunting. Any good joiner or tradesmen with some skill will be perfectly able to accomplish this with a little guidance from us.

    Watch the following short video for our step by step guide to how to fit a bar top from Versital.

    [youtube]https://youtu.be/zQxvvd9_zu4[/youtube]

    For more advice or assistance with installing a bar top please contact us direct on 01204380780, or drop us an email via our contact form. We are happy to provide bar top estimates and give installation guidance and advice. We look forward to hearing from you.

  3. Marble Bar Tops for New Italian in Blackpool

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    New Bar Installation: Marble Look Bar Tops for New Italian in Blackpool

    Amoro Restaurant in Blackpool has recently opened its’ doors with great success. We were delighted to work alongside and have our bar tops specified by Joseph Boniface Architects on this exciting new independent restaurant.

    Marble bar with LED underlighting

    Joseph Boniface Architects

    Versital worked alongside architects Joseph Boniface in Blackpool who designed and specified the full project with a sleek modern sleek design. As an experienced architect in commercial projects they opted for materials that look fantastic, but that were also easy to keep and would last long after the opening.

    Marble Alternative Bar Tops

    The client wanted a marble look for his Italian restaurant as a nod to tradition, but both he and the architect Joseph were concerned about using natural marble due to the problems the material inherently brings. Being naturally porous marble has a tendency to stain and is not waterproof, which is not ideal in a bar or restaurant situation.

    Marble bar top with LED underlighting.

    100% Waterproof Marble Look Bar Tops

    Versital faux marble is the ideal substitute for real marble where a real world practical solution is needed, as well as looking the part. Versital bar tops have all the look of a natural marble being hand made, but are 100% waterproof and stain resistance – perfect for a busy restaurant and bar area.

    Alternative to A Carrara Marble Bar Top

    Versital finish ‘Arabesque’ was chosen here as a great alternative to Carrara marble. The white background and black vein have a beautiful depth of colour. Being a hand made and veined product, it is the nearest match to natural marble on the market using a synthetic stone resin.

    Marble bar top - white with black vein.

    Bar Tops Made to Order

    All Versital bar tops are manufactured to order to design specifications and sizes from either the client direct or the interior designer and architect. Bar tops can be made from plan where needed, or template if that suits a customer best.

    Marble back bar - carrara look faux marble.

    In this project for Amoro Restaurant, the client required a template taking by a fitter we were able to recommend and the bar top was manufactured to that precisely.

    For more information on specifying or buying faux marble bar tops from Versital, or help with a current project please call us on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form with your relevant project information and company details.