Concrete Countertops add style and durable finishes to any kitchen. Concrete is a great material for countertops because it is customizable. Concrete can be poured in a mold of any shape. Details can be added into wet concrete like edge detail or designs within the slab. Concrete is very durable, and, because concrete is a natural material that ages with time, its inherent beauties will develop with age: this is called patina. When concrete is sealed it is highly resistant to developing stains, although this same sealer is not very heat resistant, so hot pans and pans would be placed upon holders, because the sealer can be damaged or discolored by heat. Concrete can also be poured in any color, so the color designs in your kitchen are your own.
Concrete countertops can be assembled by the DIY homeowner, although great care should be taken to ensure that they are built correct. Concrete Countertops all begin with a great mold. The mold will be built to the specifications of your kitchen. Once the mold is built and secured in place by a support frame, it will be time to mix and pour the concrete. Mixing the concrete correctly is vital to ensuring that the countertop is durable (think the texture of peanut butter). When the concrete has dried, remove the mold. It will probably take two people to flip the concrete countertop and move it around the room. When the countertop is removed from the mold it is going to have minor imperfections on its surface. You can smooth out these imperfections with an orbital sander, just be careful not to remove too much material, resulting in a misshapen countertop. Apply the concrete sealer with a sponge or a brush and place the countertop in its place. The countertop will be held into place on top of the cabinets below by a thick bead of silicone caulking.
Concrete countertops defiantly have benefits, and durability, customization, and beauty being are among the best. If you are going to build concrete countertops, make sure to research the process thoroughly, ask a professional, and buy materials that are best suited for the job.