Hi all. I've been reading alot on the forums here, and have decided on a Wilson Art screen. I looked at my local stores and found that Lowes carries a 4x8 formica brand laminate in a "bright white" with matte finish. Also HD has 4x8 wilson art laminate in "white" but it is a bit thicker (1/8") than the special order wilson art that many of you have. So, I called the local wilson art distributer (who HD actually orders it from) and they said that they need to order the vertical laminate "thin stuff" in any sizes larger than 4x8, and that it is $2.05 s.f. (but no $20 HD special order charge, so only actually $5 more than HD) So anyway he told me that the thicker stuff is the exact same material, and alot stronger than the thin vertical laminate. Well i want at least a 110" screen so i want a 5x10 piece. He told me they have the thick stuff in stock and in that size, but it runs $2.20 s.f. This actually sounds great as i won't have to make a frame if i secure the thicker stuff to the wall, and they have it in designer white...but it wont roll up so time to fire up the 'ole truck! Any way, has anyone tried this "thicker" laminate? Is it actually the same? I don't want to buy a $110 screen that doesn't look good. Thanks for this forum and any help!
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2/20/07 at 6:40am