There it is. The first sign of failure in the beautiful ardex countertops.
(Click that image and it’ll enlarge, by the way)
The criminal? The George Foreman drip tray. It got sat there and forgot about for a day or so. When I finally realized it and picked it up , it left behind that huge stain and those holes.
I know its gross that a drip pan of grease sat there for any amount of time and that plenty of people will judge us for being disgusting, but I am just keeping it real. I am sure there are plenty of people out there that wish they were more OCD about picking things up and are in the same boat as we are. If thats you and you are reading this and still thinking, but I’ll just BE super cautious about these because I want them so badly. Stop. I did that. I was super cautious. I was constantly wiping things up as soon as they touched the concrete. It still happened. The good thing is I now wipe countertops constantly even though I ripped the concrete out. So maybe if you want to train yourself that way, you SHOULD do this, but expect to be redoing it in two months.
That hole and stain up there was within 2 weeks. We hadn’t even gotten around to doing the rest of the countertops yet and that one already had to be chipped and patched and resealed.
Moral of the Story.
Not worth it.