Concrete Countertop Weight
The weight of a concrete countertop has a lot of bearing on how it is built and how it will be installed. A standard 1.5” thick concrete countertop has an approximate weight of 18.75 pounds per square foot. In comparison, granite is approximately 18 pounds per square foot.
Lightweight countertop mixes are available to help reduce the restrictions found in design and installation with heavy countertops. You can review various manufacturers that offer concrete countertop mixes (both traditional and lightweight) from ConcreteNetwork.Com.
Another method is gaining popularity for creating uniquely shaped and designed concrete countertops with extreme light weight. Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) is a material that can be used to create concrete products at a much lighter weight than with traditional concrete. Decorative concrete artisans have discovered GFRC's benefits for decorative panels, such as fireplace surrounds, concrete countertops, and artificial rock work as examples. Read more about GFRC countertops at ConcreteNetwork.Com.