HB001 HALF BULLNOSE PACKAGE
Includes eight - 8' pieces (64 lineal feet) and six - 8' back-wall pieces (48 lineal feet).
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Posted by Unknown on 8th Dec 2013
The edge forms are great. It took us more time than we expected to get the forms perfectly set up (we have basic DIY skills, but we are concrete newbies), but the results are excellent.
We're also really glad we went with the half bullnose form. It looks fantastic. We're going for a modern, sleek look in our kitchen and these fit right in, but that curved edge looks detailed and beautiful.
A few tips. First, like many others say, vibrate! We used Liqui-Crete, which is great. We just vibrated by smacking the edges with a metal tool until bubbles stopped surfacing. It worked very well. But as the pour went on, we lost focus, and weren't as diligent -- and we can really see a difference now that we've removed the forms. (We're not too concerned -- they still look amazing, and we haven't used a slurry yet.) Second tip, tried Gorilla Extra Sticky tape in addition to regular duct tape, and we were very pleased with the Gorilla tape. We had trouble getting the corners just right, but the extra-strong tape made a HUGE difference. (I don't blame the product for our trouble getting corners just right -- we're do-it-yourselfers, not contractors. We did use the Edge Expert and we have done projects like installing all our own moldings and floor trims, but it was still tough to get those cuts exactly right.) Finally, leave time to check and double check for cracks and leaks, and patch with silicone and tape. Nothing complicated about this step, but we didn't leave enough time for it, and we got behind schedule.
Great product, great support, and for us, great results so far. We've removed the molds and done a bit of sanding -- still need to slurry and finish. It was an enormous project and we still have more work ahead! But we are really pleased.
Posted by Paul on 12th Nov 2013
The forms performed as planned on a large curved countertop. The customer is very happy.
Posted by Ed Broderick on 13th Jul 2013
I normally use a mold for countertops, and I still prefer that method, but the last one was a 12 foot run with a sink. Pouring in place was the most realistic option for this and the Z Counterform made the final product came out great. The Z Counterform greatly reduced the amount of set-up time and gave us a very uniform appearance on the decorative edge. I really like the sturdy construction and how the product breaks away after the concrete has dried without marring the surface. The one thing I didn't like was with the seam created where two pieces were butted together to fit the 12 foot run. I used tape as shown in the video, but it wasn't strong enough to keep the two forms from springing apart and creating seam that needed much sanding. I think using another short section of the form (scrap piece) as a backer could have stiffen this joint up to eliminate the misalignment. Live and learn. I will try and remember that trick the next time I use this product. And I will use it again.
Posted by Chris and Amanda on 11th May 2013
My husband & I have done numerous DIY projects & felt confident about attempting our own countertops. After extensive research we believe zforms are the only way to go. They were easy to install, edges turned out great, and we didn't have to move them after finishing. I have no complaints on the forms themselves, only wish there were better pictures of end stain results with both types of finish. My suggestion would be to do a sample piece. We did Amber with the Zpoxy finish, which darkens the color & gives you a polished look. It looks nothing like the sample. That being said - it's beautiful & I couldn't be happier with the result. If you happen to be a perfectionist like my husband don't freak out after the stain step. He thought it should have been completely uniform, but the dark spots & what he thought were imperfections are what make the piece so unique & beautiful. It gives it different color variations like granite.
My only other comment for you is: we started out with a really dry mix & really packed the edges, but switched to a more oatmeal consistency that filled in the edges. We feel that it's a lot less labor intense and gives you time to work it before it starts setting. Best of luck if this is your first time. You won't regret it!!
Posted by Setve on 21st Mar 2013
Getting great results is easy with this product.
The edge finish contours are well defined and the placement could not have been easier.
My project was an outdoor kitchen and I wanted to have a greater overhang than the 1.5" the forms provide. I simply placed an additional 1.5" X 1.5" trim board around the top edge of my cabinet base and attached the half bullnose forms to that. I located the screws for attaching the 1.5" board low enough so they would no be blocked by the half bullnose forms.
Results were great! Finish on the edge barely needs to be touched before staining.
Only negative on the product, which almost prevented me from ordering was the size of the package. Why no smaller count packages. 64 lineal feet is far to much for many projects.
Posted by Orville on 14th Mar 2013
Installation went well today.
I found that I had to predrill the wonderboard near the edge to keep from breaking it.
Tomorrow we pour so I will let you know more.
One question I have is how dry or how many days should
the crete cure before applying the acid stain?
Posted by Hugh Griffin on 6th Oct 2012
Having made dozens of concrete countertops over the years, I have a great deal of experience with the traditional "form and flip" method. Pour in place always seemed too involved and difficult to pull off until Z-counterforms came along. I got excellent results using standard readymix. For smaller jobs, a good countertop mix will yield amazing results. If you want a product that performs as advertised, you can't do better than Z-Counterforms.
Posted by Matt on 6th Sep 2012
I was very happy I ordered this product. I am not a veteran with concrete but these made it very easy to get the countertops level. Finishing is a whole other story but they came out great. The edges are perfect with the exception of the open ends. I did this on an outdoor kitchen so there were some places where the edges did not connect and I used black duct tape. I would have loved to see premade caps for the ends that you could tape on however the tape worked in a pinch. I would order this product again and recommend it to anyone else wanting to do their own counters. I was going to use melamine and do them upside down.....very happy I changed my mind.
Posted by Jeff on 31st Aug 2012
It was just as easy to use as it looked in the video. I love it
Posted by Isaac- CA on 30th Mar 2012
The Bullnose edge form was easy and they worked great!