I’m finally getting around to re-purposing an old wooden board that I’ve had lying around, which I think used to be part of a desk or table of some kind. I always thought it would be a good surface to use for fingerboarding, but I think riding on the wood itself is somewhat boring.
I’ve always liked how it feels to ride on granite, but that material in any form seems to exceed my budget by a lot. Therefore, my solution to that is using marble tile instead, but I don’t have much experience with fingerboarding on that type of stone. I was hoping someone here can share their opinions on what I’m thinking of doing.
See below for a mock-up of my execution plan. I have a 1’ 8.125" x 3’ 4.5" board and it’s a little less than 1" thick. I also found some 3" x 6" marble tiles on Amazon, which I think would look pretty cool in the pattern I drafted in my mock-up. My end-goal is to avoid having to cut/break any of the tiles, to cover as much surface area as possible, and to avoid having too many crevices in the riding surface. I do like the sound and feeling of riding over tile cracks, but I don’t want it to be frequent enough to be distracting when I ride, so a smaller tile dimension isn’t an option for me. If anyone has any extended exposure to fingerboarding on tile, especially marble, please let me know your opinions on it. It’ll end up being like $45 to cover the whole surface in this tile size, so I want to make sure it’s worth it before I order the material.