Designing Functional Concrete
For those who desire a countertop that stands apart from common surfaces, concrete is the answer. If your countertop options have only included granite, tile, synthetic solid surfaces or engineered quartz, then you understand the limitations and frustration with such materials that are so commonly installed in households today.
Concrete brings new options for countertop surfaces without sacrificing durability. And, concrete far surpasses other commonplace materials in design choices for shape, color, thickness, embedments, and more. No other countertop material offers nearly unlimited options as does concrete.
One of the most alluring features of concrete countertops is that they are crafted by an artisan rather than mass produced in a factory. The doors for design potential are wide open with this malleable material shaped in the hands of experienced contractors who are familiar with its capabilities. Concrete is not your typical, characterless material.
Concrete Countertop Cost
Concrete countertops are a custom product, designed by artisans. Although they are often compared to mainstream materials such as granite or marble, they really are a craft product, hand-created, and unique to each customer.
Cleaning and Maintaining
Concrete countertops are really no different than any other type of countertop surface when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. A mild soap and warm water is recommended for daily cleaning.
Do-It-Yourself or Hire a Pro?
Making a concrete countertop does require an understanding of the basics of working with concrete. DIY concrete countertops are going to rely on your skill level and the level of complexity of your project.