One of the increasingly popular uses for concrete is to use it for countertops, especially for use in modern day homes for the kitchen and the bathrooms. Concrete can be utilized as a countertop material in a number of different forms, from a cast-in-place to custom precast to pre-manufactured gauge slabs. Its increase in popularity can be due to its intrinsic functionality and vast array of different customization options.
Concrete, especially when it is precast, can be very easily customized due to the nature of. It filling a specific form with a fluid that will harden through the process of mineral hydration into a durable cast stone. There are a nearly unlimited number of different edge styles, color choices, sculpting, and integral features that you can choose from for your concrete countertop.
Another big benefit to concrete countertops is the fact that they are a handcrafted surface. Subsequently, they can really add a lot of beauty for your home, and you’ll have the ability to create a surface in any shape, size, or color. We offer a very wide variety of texturing and finishing options designed to match virtually any design style that you can think of, from traditional to contemporary to modern to industrial to rustic.
Concrete countertops are becoming an increasingly common occurrence for use in kitchens and bathrooms in residential homes, as well as use in restaurants and bars as well. But one of the biggest reasons why concrete is becoming an increasingly popular option for these uses isn’t just because of the vast assortment of customization options, but also because of the intrinsic durability of it.
Take this into perspective: concrete is comprised of the same materials that is used in sidewalks, and is virtually rock solid. The strength of a cement-and-sand mixture alone makes it a solid design choice.
Concerns With Cracks
Many people have understandable concerns with concrete countertops. One such concern is that of a fracture in the concrete that could ruin the overall look. Yes, this is undoubtedly a risk that come with concrete countertops, but it is far more likely to occur and common when the concrete is poured into place versus being pre-cast.
You can also prevent cracks by adding rebar, wire mesh, and fiber reinforcement (or a combination of those things). Furthermore, cracks (when they do happen) are easy to repair, and not always incredibly noticeable. If cracks do develop with your concrete countertops we make for you, we will be more than willing to help in assisting with any repairs that will be needed.
Concerns With Stains
Another concern that people may have with concrete countertops is that they can stain, as well as be scratched. This is why we highly recommend sealing your countertops in order to make them both stain and scratch resistant.
In general, concrete countertops are incredibly durable and easy to clean and maintain, and therefore just as much functional as they are beautiful. Find out much more details about us.