Naomi Rieder on sun 9 dec 01
Thank you, Klyf, and Bryan, and everyone else for trying to solve my studio
floor problem--I had never ever heard of pond liner! It definitely is an
option, my only concern is that it's a temporary cover for where I'm working
now (in a bedroom), until the basement studio is set-up. How would it work
latter in the basement on concrete floors? What about anit-fatigue mats?
And Klyf, how different from what you've done to your shop floor would it be
if, after sanding off old paint from my basement floor, I seal it with a
product called Endur-O-Seal? I came across it on the Internet. Apparantly
this solution, "when it comes in contact with the alkali inside the concrete,
within about 8 seconds forms a cold permanent compound , in the form of a
gel, that expands inside the pores of the concrete, sealing the pores and
hairline cracks. The gel will turn the surface flint hard in about 90
days...". Accordingly, water won't rise from under the concrete (this is a
seasonal problem in my basement), nor will surface water penetrate.
I don't know if it's possible to make a comparison, but I certainly would
appreciate your opinion.
Klyf Brown on mon 10 dec 01
If you are going to move the liner, cut it to the size of the room it is
intended to finally be in if that room is larger. Otherwise, cut it down
again later from the larger room size. If you use a temporary adhesive
like carpet tape it should present no problem to pull it up.
I was out at my Dad's shop today, he had just put in some anti-fatigue
mats in the areas of the workbenches. They are really great, but not
for potters looking for a waterproof surface. Most of the mats I have
seen are leggo-like snap together parts (read leaks) and they have
designs cut into them that allow crush zones that help cussion your feet
but fill up with clay debris.
I am not familiar with Enduro Seal so can be of no help there. One
thing I do know quite well about any quality floor finish of this nature
is that you must be down to bare concrete. Especially anything that is
supposed to react with the chemical nature of the concrete. Sanding
paint off a floor sounds easy, but as a professional in this area I can
tell you it is not. I usually charge one to two dollars a square foot to
sand off paint. And at that I cheat as I do not sand it at all, I use
diamond grinders (a 7" grinder wheel is only $250-300).
You might try posting on a site I visit for concrete help
this will take you to the forum page and you can ask if anyoneone
there knows this product. The posters are mostly contractors, and
while generally helpfull are not as nice a bunch as Clayarters. They
hurl slings and arrows at each others products on occasion.
Klyf Brown in New Mexico, supposed to be mid 60s tomorrow, nice
12/9/01 10:57:30 AM, Naomi Rieder
>Thank you, Klyf, and Bryan, and everyone else for trying to solve
>floor problem--I had never ever heard of pond liner! It definitely is
>option, my only concern is that it's a temporary cover for where I'm
>now (in a bedroom), until the basement studio is set-up. How
would it work
>latter in the basement on concrete floors? What about anit-fatigue
>And Klyf, how different from what you've done to your shop floor
would it be
>if, after sanding off old paint from my basement floor, I seal it with a
>product called Endur-O-Seal?