If you haven’t heard of using concrete for countertops, you will. The trend has permeated both coasts and is working its way to the middle of the country. Concrete actually makes a great medium for creating countertops. You can find both preformed countertops and custom concrete countertops. Either way, they are durable, versatile and beautiful.
Concrete Countertops Combine Beauty and Personal Creativity
When you think of concrete, you may picture boring, grey, dull concrete like you see on many driveways, patios and sidewalks. But with colored and decorative concrete being used more and more in outdoor projects, liked stamped concrete patios, it seems like a natural progression to bring concrete indoors in the form of countertops. Concrete countertops resemble natural stone and can be stained in a wide variety of colors. The warm surface adds a rustic finish that blends with almost any décor. It can be ground, polished, stamped or stained to create endless looks. It can even be personalized by embedding objects within it. If you haven’t considered custom concrete countertops, don’t move forward without at least looking at the possibilities.
Advantages of Concrete Countertops
Concrete countertops offer several advantages over traditional countertops of various materials including granite and marble. First of all, they can be formed into almost any shape, and the surface can be natural, stamped, and polished to a high gloss. It can be colored to match any décor and inlaid with design elements such as tile, natural stone, metal, shells, etc. Even the sealer used will change the look adding unexpected depth and character. The possibilities for creative expression with custom concrete countertops are limitless.
Care of Concrete Countertops
It is important to note that concrete is not impervious to harm. Just like its popular counter parts marble and granite, concrete can chip if struck by something hard. Rounding the corners will help reduce chipping. Also like marble and granite, concrete is heat resistant, but not completely heat proof. It can experience thermal shock if a red hot object is placed directly on it. It could cause chipping or flaking in that area. Directly cutting on concrete countertops is not recommended either. The surface can be scratched. Sealing concrete will help protect it from scratches, but it is best to use cutting boards and trivets to preserve its beauty.
Update Your Kitchen with Preformed or Custom Concrete Countertops
So if you’re considering updating your countertops, give Tile KC a call and let us show you all of your options. Choose from preformed countertops or let us create a custom concrete countertop for your kitchen.