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Plexi-glass or glass??
Jamie71
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Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Posts: 37
From: Norfolk, Virginia
Posted: 2005-08-13 1:14 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone, what would be better to use on my bar top- plexi-glass or regular glass? I know plexi-glass would scratch and glass would also eventually. Any suggestions for my bar top would greatly aprrecaited, thanks guys.

 
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isotiki
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Joined: Apr 07, 2002
Posts: 48
From: Simi Valley,CA
Posted: 2005-08-13 3:56 pm   Permalink

We used bamboo planking on ours. Similar to hard wood floor planks. Nice accent with bamboo poles and/or thatch.

 
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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 2996
From: My Island
Posted: 2005-08-13 5:58 pm   Permalink

I'm partial to tile, but given the choice of glass or plexi, I wold go for the glass.

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Moondance
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Joined: Jul 29, 2005
Posts: 389
From: Bucks County, PA
Posted: 2005-08-13 6:11 pm   Permalink

We are going with 1/4" plate glass because it's cheaper than Lexan. Lexan doesn't yellow and scratch very easily, but Plexi-glass does.
Annie


 
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Thanatos
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 318
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2005-08-13 7:05 pm   Permalink

I used 2 part resin epoxy. pour it on and whamo.....

 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1360
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-08-13 7:28 pm   Permalink

Between the two, get yourself Tempered Glass. Plexi scratches up way to easily.

 
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Jamie71
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Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Posts: 37
From: Norfolk, Virginia
Posted: 2005-08-13 7:49 pm   Permalink

Well, since I ma going to install Lauhala matting on the top of the bar then also put stickers, postcards, pics, ect on the top I am still a little puzzled to what to use. I like the idea of glass, but not sure how to do and were as water or drinks will spill thru the glass, any suggestions my fellow tikis. Thanks, i love you guys and this site. Oh my wife just gave a firepit to put in the backyard for my birthday, yeah.

 
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