BVCuma on fri 13 sep 02
Can anyone suggest the number of inches per foot for such a slope?
I'm also thinking a smooth-as-possible, steel-troweled finish, rather than
wood floated or broomed finish, yes?!
My studio floor slope is 2" on 20 by 20 ft...
If I built it I would consider 1.5 inches.
My gas kiln is on wheels for mobility...
no problem on the grade.
I use a rubber wiper mop..
you can "rake" the water out the door..
Take you about two minutes
to take care of any puddles
after waiting five or ten to let it run out
for the most part by itself.
Go with a smooth surface..
I have small lines impressed on the surface
to create an imitation tile effect..
It creates a groove for dirt built up.
Use top of the line two part epoxy paint.
I got a white base and added black stain
to make it my particular shade of gray...
with a one foot thick dark gray line
a foot inside the outside perimeter..
to give the space some dimension.
Working Potter on fri 13 sep 02
I feel the ditch drain with no slope works best as I put a slope at one
end of my studio, near an ovehead door but would have preferred a channel
with a slope in a central area.My finish is very smooth and that has not
been a problem and it mops well but I do regret getting a sealer finish
applied.I suggest you read the archives before you finish the floor on this.
Craig Clark on fri 13 sep 02
A very gentle grade is plenty steep. No more than a couple degrees. You
don't even need one. Just use a wet vac or a squiggy if you don't want to go
that route. Misty mentioned a smooth finish. IHHO she speaks the truth. I
was going overboard once again as OSHA boy, as my wife calls me, and brushed
the newly poured concrete floor in my shop to help prevent slipping. Good
idea but none to practical. Not great result when it comes to cleaning! All
those textured lines are a real pain in the butt to clean.
Craig Dunn CLark
619 East 11 1/2 st
Houston, Texas 77008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Working Potter"
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: Studio Floor Slope - How steep?
> I feel the ditch drain with no slope works best as I put a slope at one
> end of my studio, near an ovehead door but would have preferred a channel
> with a slope in a central area.My finish is very smooth and that has not
> been a problem and it mops well but I do regret getting a sealer finish
> applied.I suggest you read the archives before you finish the floor on
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