As a decorative concrete contractor, sometimes things don’t go as planned (in fact, I usually expect them not to – when things go well, I’m a happy guy!).
A couple of months ago, we did a basement project on the banquet hall at the VFW in Bryan, Ohio and like normal, things didn’t go exactly as planned. Long story short, there was a little mix-up in the vinyl chip color blend from the manufacturer.
The trustees were actually looking for more of tan chip blend overall (and what they got was more of a gray blend) To make everyone happy, I offered to redo the floor and maintain the logo that we put down in November.
This time around, I suggested to go with the 1/8″ chip size over the 1/16″ chips that we used the first time. With such a large open space (over 1200 sq ft), the individual colors of the small 1/16″ chips sort of just disappeared when looking at it from a distance and with the largest percentage of of chips (over 60 percent) being a gray color, the whole floor just looked gray.
I explained to them that they would have a better looking floor and the guests to the banquet hall would actually be able to see individual distinct chip colors with the new chip size (having the correct tan color as the dominate chip wouldn’t hurt either).
It took only three short days to complete (especially with no tile removal and mastic grinding like we had to do the first time) – checkout the video of the project below or click here to see photos from this week.