Mary here in Massachusetts looking forward eagerly to meeting Orchid
members at the 2nd Annual Orchid Day at Metalwerx this Saturday, June
18th. This should be fun!
I have been busy renovating a former bedroom into a metal working
studio in my home. So far I have put in a new ceiling, a ceiling fan
with moveable halogen spotlights, removed old beat up paneling,
painted, and covered an old pine floor with concrete board in
preparation for putting down a new heavy duty ceramic tile (17"
squares) floor. Since I recently found out from an experienced tiler
that the floor beneath the concrete board may be subject to movement
and might lead to cracking of the tile, I am having second thoughts
about what flooring to use that will stand up to heavy pounding on my
anvil, forging of metals, as well as being fire retardant.
Does anyone have suggestions for me on what to use, or sources to
go to for on suitable studio flooring, or information
that using these heavy duty ceramic tiles would be okay? I’d like
to do this job just once.
Thanks, Mary Collier Fisher