Looks awesome. I was thinking about making some concrete tops soon but this looks like it might be a better option.madrina said:Thanks! This was the 2nd one I did. The first was over tile and the 3rd over laminate and 4th over concrete. All of which turned out really well. Its nothing like the product you mentioned, it is messy, it is hazardous chemicals and there is a limited working time. Everything you know about epoxy resin floors rings true for countertops as well. Ill post the pics of the others when i get home. I dont what to tell you aside from what I have said in other posts dealing w epoxies... but ill answer any questions you have.
Geez. What a joke. I think you will be much happier when you stop doing things for free. You don't call the lady over to your house to work for free, you shouldn't go to hers. This was a lesson that I learned the hard way.madrina said:Heres the latest counter top, not my best work but this chick was pissing me off so bad I couldnt wait to get outta there. I have never in my life walked off on a job, and I didnt walk off on this one but I thought about it. Chick was nit picking EVERY LITTLE THING before I was even done! She kept complaining about the edges, the edges the edges I told her 400 times, I havent even done the edges yet!!!! THIS IS LIQUID LADY JEZZZ ITS NOT GOING TO GO OVER THE EDGE AND LAY PERFECT AND SHARP THE FIRST TIME, Ya have to let it set up a little and then work with it. grr. i said "why dont you go pick out your backsplash or finish tearing the wallpaper off the walls, or get some paint for the cabinets... and some doors and drawers while your at it? Do anything at all but stand here and tell me how to do my job that I have done countless times and you have done never." oh btw she wanted to do the design with the metallic, she made some comment under her breath that she could do a better job, so i showed her 5 different ways to do it and she started to do a little bit and then started b()(**&& again and walked off. So I left them just how she left them because she wanted to do it. Anyway, this was the 2nd time I did this for her, (for free) because she didnt wait long enough for the counters to dry and piled all her dishes on the counter and they all got stuck lol. She burned the countertop with map gas trying to pop a bubble and totally denied it (after she already told me there was a bubble there). The counters were grey the first time and there was a big brown spot with bubbled edges right in the middle of the counter like Im not going to know what happened. The map gas was also stuck to the counter. duh.. Wow. I hate to be so negative but I have never had to deal with such a lying wainch before. Unappreciative too. This last go round, I spent 6 days in a row at her house, I leave to go pick up my kid from school, take her to a sitter and 2 minutes away from this ladys house and she text me telling me she didnt have any money so i didnt need to come back. Well, I went back anyway because I was already out front, I packed up my tools, wiped down her cabinets, vacuumed, cleaned the kitchen floor with a razor blade scrubbed it and wiped with alcohol, took down all the plastic and pulled the guards off and finished the edges, 3 of her friends came by and told her they looked great, I leave, and she text me saying she was sitting in the floor of her kitchen crying because I destroyed her kitchen.???? SHE HAD SCRAP PIECES OF PLYWOOD FOR COUNTER TOPS BEFORE I SHOWED UP! Im done doing epoxy. Im done doing concrete counter tops too. And im really done doing work for people whos budget is 1/4 of what materials cost.
Well Thanks! I have actually been told that a time or two before. I dont know what makes it different than anyone elses, aside from the sarcastic undertone, brutal honesty, curse words and horrible punctuation, but I have always had a passion for writing.Regardless, your writing style is great. You should consider writing for contractor blogs.
Ever tried to turn a giant dogs nails when they think you are chopping their paws off? The first time we took her she had to be sedated. Now it's a team building exercise between the grooming lady and her helpers. The problem is she hurls her self down the stairs and has to make a 180 degrees turn on the hardwood. She basically runs in place like those cartoons where they rev up their legs then blast off down the hallway. No amount of walking her down slowly so she can she the benefits of taking easy ever seems to help.madrina said:This stuff goes on at 30-40 mils and the primer at 10 so its not going to scratch off ever. If its laid right, its hard as nails and very durable. I have never seen it scuff, but I've never had a dog run over it to see either. It should be fine unless your dog is cujo. Lol. Wow, that's a movie that shows my age! Again, prep prep prep is the key. You could trim his nails too.
You're not bursting my bubble, I'm not just some homeowner that has no design experience. I also do this for a living. It really looks like it will be a good fit for this application.Sounds exactly like how my house is set up. Random spare bedroom off the kitchen by the garage?? Great for guest room or office.
I don't mean to come off like I'm the interior design fashion police but what you're suggesting sounds a little busy. The floor in your home should flow throughout the home. I'm not opposed to doing different flooring systems from the kitchen to living area to bedrooms, however, to chop it up like that from bath to hallway to office to kitchen is a mistake imo.
The metallic epoxy floor is a beautiful system and it is so unique it will draw A LOT of attention. This compounds the problem. It would be too much going on.
Are you partial to the tile? If not, get it outta there and grind the floor down. You have to grind before you put metallic down anyway, and the machine ain't cheap to rent so you might as well get your moneys worth.
Putting this on the floor is quite a challenge. Stellar prep is paramount. Its expensive, and cannot be spot repaired, so if the system fails for any reason, its a grave waste of money. ADHESION is the biggest prob. You HAVE to grind and the machine gets about 2 inches off the wall so the rest is on your knees w a hand grinder. Pull baseboards first, because you want them to sit on the floor not in it. Plus you'll wreck them w the hand grinder anyway.
This system is great for an all over the house installation, as the sole system or in one room that connects to only one other flooring system, preferably a very bland system such as carpet.
Don't mean to burst your bubble but I just want to keep you from making an expensive mistake.
Great one of these... She has a release command, I'm talking about when she comes down the stairs. Or do you suggest I train her to walk slowly and painfully down the stairs?. I didn't have her till she was two and something happened in her life that makes her deadly afraid of anyone touching her feet for any reason.hdavis said:You can teach her to sit at the top and bottom of stairs until you give her a release command. Same deal as teaching a dog to sit before walking out door. If they shoot the door when they're released, teach them to go through and sit again. The whole nail trimming thing is pretty easy, too.