Rooftop bars have become a popular hotspot for nights out on the town, but what about the days you don’t want to go out? With new weatherproof flooring and furniture innovations, and if you have a roof space, you can have a rooftop bar.
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Step One to Making a Custom Rooftop Bar
Step one to making a rooftop bar is a flat surface. If you lack a flat rooftop, a large second story patio or balcony may offer an ideal entertainment space. Before you start setting out your space as a party platform, however, you need to have a contractor inspect the space and ensure the space is structurally strong enough to withstand the mass of a party-sized group of people. This step will help you discover the rooftop bar materials you’ll need.
Step Two for Your Rooftop Play Space
Next you should hire an experienced local contractor to add any required support. Making sure your rooftop bar flooring can hold the weight is necessary for success. The best flooring for rooftop bars and patios will have the ability to handle the weight, support the bar, have built-in seating and safety rails. Unless you’re a professional, this isn’t a build you will want to DIY because of liability issues. Also, keep in mind the weight of the new construction, furniture, and party guests, so you don’t exceed the safe maximum load of the rooftop space supports.
Step Three for a Show Stopping Rooftop Bar
Time to ponder your flooring options. Slate and concrete are easy to maintain and durable but are heavy and can be too much for your structure. One flooring option to consider is artificial grass. High-quality artificial grass will complement most décor while not adding much extra weight. One benefit is the look looks good while giving you durability, functionality, and low-maintenance.
Step Four to Completing Your Home Rooftop Bar
Next, for your consideration, is the electrical. You’ll probably want lights, sound, and connectivity on your rooftop bar, but the electrical code and wiring is nearly impossible for amateurs. You need to hire an electrician to install the wiring in your rooftop bar so that your space is passes local electrical code and is safe for all guests. Now that all of that is out of the way, the last “step” is when to schedule the party.
Shawgrass Can Help Design a Rooftop Bar Space at Home
Our artificial grass
is the perfect low-maintenance flooring to give you an inviting rooftop bar all year long. Check out our gallery
to see a few uses.