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Old 12-22-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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If you built a bar over a carpeted section of a room, did you remove the carpet and padding below the bar? I am assuming you would have to, but I have never taken on a project similar to this, and want to make sure I am going about it right.

 
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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Depends if you want it movable- You can certainly do a free standing bar, even add casters to it. If you're looking for a permanent install, I would remove the carpeting.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:17 PM   #3
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Ditto, It needs to be tied directly to the subfloor.

Do yuh really want carpet under where beers could be spilled?

 
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:20 PM   #4
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If you're making a more permanent bar and want some plumbing in it too you'll need to remove carpet.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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I'd remove all of the carpet anyway. After a few spilled beers you're just going to need to tear it up anyway. Put down some wood or some tile around the bar area to make cleanup easier.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:28 PM   #6
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I'd remove all of the carpet anyway. After a few spilled beers you're just going to need to tear it up anyway. Put down some wood or some tile around the bar area to make cleanup easier.
+1 for wood. Once SWMBO and I buy a house (making sure it has an adequate space for an in house bar) I'm going to tear up the carpet, lay out the footprint of the bar and hardwood the floor with something very durable and warm.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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It is in a basement, so the subfloor is a concrete pour. I would need to bolt down some 2X4s for the base.

There should be 2 main components of the bar, a fixed traditional walk behind section for serving mixers, wines and such, and a mobile/semi-fixed keezer ala-Jester. The concern around the beer getting into the carpets is real, but we plan to redo the floor down there down the road, it is a multi color berbur carpet, not to stylish. I would want to redo the bar section in either hardwood, or laminant.

Thanks for the feedback. It is really what I though I should do, just wanted to confirm.

 
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:43 PM   #8
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If you're going to be reflooring it then I'd say get that carpet up from under the bar, it'll be a PITA when you do remove the rest if you left it under the bar.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:51 PM   #9
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The easy way is to just tie into the floor without cutting the carpet. The right way is to remove the carpeting first. Not removing the carpet will make your butt sore since you'll be kicking yourself there in the near future if you take the easy way out.
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The easy way is to just tie into the floor without cutting the carpet. The right way is to remove the carpeting first. Not removing the carpet will make your butt sore since you'll be kicking yourself there in the near future if you take the easy way out.

LOL! That's funny. Very true also, if you're bolting it down, carpet has to go.

 
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