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Chroma countertop

Posted by donaleen (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 14, 12 at 12:14

I've pretty much settled on using Zodiaq Wintergreen for my counter top but I did order some samples for some other materials that fascinate me. One of them is 3Form Chroma,which is a resin material. It came yesterday. It is super cool.

It glows in just about any kind of light. The color I ordered is called Aloe. Their website is kind of sucky but if you work hard at it, you can find a fair amount of information. The sample I have is pretty translucent, as you can see. On their website, they talk about ways to change how translucent it is.

Anyway here are some
photos.

colors of chroma


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I took the last two photos are of my sample. Forgot to say that.


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Now that is something you don't see everyday! It's pretty neat!


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That is pretty cool. Any idea of how much it costs?


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Not a clue how much it costs. As I said, their website is pretty hard to use.

Here is a link if you want to try...

Here is a link that might be useful: Chroma


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There website is treating me a little better today...when I put in my zip code, I got a contact name here in Portland whereas before, I was getting an error.

We will see what she has to say. I do love the material. Maybe when we redo our bathroom.


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Got in touch with the rep... It comes in 4x8 sheets (you have to buy a whole sheet). 1" thick is $1600 and 2" thick is $3400....she says it's easy to work with and most subcontractors who work in wood or glass can install it.

If I send her an email she will send me a list of local contractors with experience.

I still love how it looks.


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Thanks. That's actually a lot better than I thought it would be, considering that it comes from 3-form.


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That is gorgeous and exotic stuff! Any idea from manhandling your samples how durable it is? (Although I'm not sure I'd want to manhandle the samples, just put them on a table and watch them glow!) I wish I were daring enough to do a super modern kitchen...


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It seems pretty durable..harder to scratch than solid surface like Corian.

It IS beautiful. I carry it around and put it on top of different surfaces like tables and such. I really, really like it.

Here is the link for working with it, which I found after my last post.

Here is a link that might be useful: fabrication


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Any idea what sort of underlayment would be best to make the most of the material?


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There is a PDF on installation that has a lot of information. The site is loaded with information but it's a lot to take in.

What I have noticed myself about moving it around to various sites is

--it changes so much based on what it is on top of (my sample really is translucent).

--I really like it on top of a white background in front of North facint window.

Get yourself a sample and play with it.

Here is a link that might be useful: chroma


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I think I will! Thank you!


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That's incredibly beautiful stuff!


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I have been carrying it around everywhere and trying it everywhere so much that my DH is getting nervous. He says he is going to drill a hole in the corner of my sample and put it on a string so I can wear it around my neck.

I've put him on notice that I AM having some, somewhere...


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Hmm, to me it sounds like a plastic like HDPE. If you can heat it up and bend it, seems like it would scratch pretty easily.


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On the plus side it should be really easy to work with.


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I'm interested to see how it holds up to heat. Most of 3Forms material is a type of polyester. Going up against a glass look will be interesting.


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Wow, that is really cool. I'll check out the site, it looks really interesting. Thanks for sharing.


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I also love this material - I'm considering using it as the countertop in my study/office in the house we're building. Did you end up using Chroma from 3-Form? If so, what do you think of it now?


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