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Mikey the 2nd
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Worktop covering

Post by Mikey the 2nd » Mon 21 Dec, 2020 1:03 pm

Hi all
Looking for some suggestions for a felt/baize type covering for our assembly worktops?
Any one?
All the best
Mike

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Re: Worktop covering

Post by prospero » Mon 21 Dec, 2020 2:44 pm

The best I've found is Flotex carpet. It's tough, easy to keep clean and doesn't harbour bits. Doesn't shed bristles either.
It is rather on the expensive side as carpet goes, but well worth it in my opinion. If you look online you'll maybe find a
bargain roll-end. I got a piece big enough to do all my 'clean' work benches for less than half-price. :D
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Re: Worktop covering

Post by Not your average framer » Mon 21 Dec, 2020 2:46 pm

I mostly use grey board. When it get dirty, it gets turned over, when both sides get dirty it 's time for a new piece of grey board. Grey board can be very cheap, if you choose the right grade!
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Re: Worktop covering

Post by JonathanB » Mon 21 Dec, 2020 5:13 pm

I'd agree with Prospero, although you can also get it in tile form, which is handy if you spill something on the work surface. Just lift the tile, swap it over and you don't have to buy a whole new piece.
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Re: Worktop covering

Post by prospero » Tue 22 Dec, 2020 11:04 am

I would just add that it wise to avoid jazzy patterns or bright colours.
They will make your eyes go wappy under bright lights.

I've got brown woodgrain. :wink:
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Re: Worktop covering

Post by Justintime » Tue 22 Dec, 2020 11:42 am

I agree, Flotex is great, expensive but easy to keep clean and you can cut on it. Loads of offcuts on ebay at the moment.

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Re: Worktop covering

Post by Mikey the 2nd » Tue 05 Jan, 2021 3:50 pm

Thanks again. Found a supplier and have some samples coming.

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