Are you fed up of buying new bar mats? Bar mats have of course become a main stay on the front bar of many drinking establishments up and down the UK and around the world. A great way of keeping the front bar clean from those little spillages and overflows, the bar mats are a modern and effective replacement for the pub drip tray – conversely made from metal as opposed to rubber.
Although many pubs and drinking establishments will still opt for drip trays as they have their own character and design setting, rubber bar matts now wear the crown for the most used front bar spare liquid collector.
This we would argue is more down to the styling of many bars today, where the minimal, all black rubber bar mats fit in nicely with all manners of modern decor – it could also be down to cost with the bar mats costing half the drip trays in some cases. Furthermore, if you purchase Beaumont bar matts you will know they will last almost as long as your metal drip trays too.
Beaumont bar matts come in all shapes and sizes, with the standard long and thin version coming in at 24 inches long and 3 inches wide, as well as the deluxe version of this bar matt, which comes with a stainless steel trim making it slightly wider at 4 inches. More similar in shape to the aforementioned drip trays there is also the 18 inch long and 12 inch wide black rubber bar mat. Depending on the shape and style of your bar you may opt for the long and thin or the more square bar matt – all of which can be quite easily trimmed to fit any length bar with the correct tools.
You get everything from a Beaumont TM bar mat that would expect and more. The Beaumont bar matts are designed with an adequately deep tray that holds a large amount of liquid, but not so much that the bar mat is impossible to move and empty when the times comes.
Most importantly however is the high grade rubber that Beaumont uses for their bar mats. The high grade of the rubber used ensure that not only will the bar mats not fade over time and wash but they will remain strong and durable – with no warping!
As any bar owner or bartender will tell you, if you buy low quality bar mats, after a few washes at high temperatures in the glass wash, they can start to become flimsy and disfigured. This is actually much more of a problem than it sounds. When a poor quality bar mat warps too much, the individual rubber pins that make up the middle of the bar mat start to bend. Ultimately this results in a bartender making a drink, adding the extra weight of the liquid in the glass, placing that glass on the bar mat to serve – only to see it topple over as the rubber pins beneath it bend under the weight.
This not only results in both an unhappy and frustrated bartender and customer but usually quite a mess – and a broken glass! Don’t leave it to chance, invest in good, high quality barware and over time you will reap the rewards.