Tzortzakakis Dimitris wrote:
That is my name if I'm tellin' the truth.
Though there are imposters... : )
I'm just trying to preserve some privacy to protect myself against
evil-doers. That, and if I post too much personal information my mom
might not let me use the computer anymore.
I didn't. It came that way from the manufacturer. It was laminate flooring.
I figured if it was designed to handle tracked-in dirt, golf shoes, sliding
furniture, dog claws, and the like, it could handle an occassional
knife-slip! Anyway, it's been installed about a year now and still looks
The only thing that might bother some person (not me)* is some double-nasty
fungus or bacteria hiding in a crack which, during subsequent food
preparation, may end up poisoning the entire neighborhood and suburbs
Wiping the surface with bleach should take care of that contingency.
* My current squeeze said last night: "Here, taste this." I put a dab on my
finger and licked it. "Tastes like paint thinner" I said. I immediately
You like to take risks right? <bg> (the point makes a lot of sense,
laminate won't absorb much, but the cracks could.)
What I'd consider doing was to just seal the cracks instead. I think
that might be a better solution than bleach... (Oh, crap, a bad pun!)
Shows the value of the first furnature purchase with the (new) GF... A
new, comfy couch!
For me, neighborcide is rarely a deal breaker, and that's even though
I like them all.
A thought formed in me 'ead about the cracks thing. If you're talking
about the microbeveling between them, did you consider just filling it
all in with poly and calling it a day?
That must look awesome. I'm betting no, but did you use the kind with
the micro-bevel on it---I've seen some that had that that weren't the
usually engineered kind. That might make a very interesting top for
something that large.
Be careful if you use the prefinished flooring as some of it
contains aluminum oxide particles for wear resistance. Great
for floors but hell on tools. Carbide tooling is a must when
working with it as my ruined set of HSS planer knives will
I had a dear friend (who passed away last week) who had a flooring and
cabinet business. He would call me now and again to come pick up some
cutoffs and extras. He gave me lots of Ipe, cocobolo, qs oak, and other
wonderful stuff. Plus a bunch of oak flooring which I used to do the
flooring in our mountain home. Table tops my ass. Oops that should
read "my a$$". Sorry.
Actually the oak flooring was overbuy stock so they were in 4' lengths.
And the price was right.
The cutoffs varied between 1' and 4' of various widths. Great for
cutting boards, boxes, etc. He was a good man and the world needs more
Merrill Bolsters, not less. Sigh.
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