to look at when it comes to concrete countertops
decision on using concrete countertops vs other types
of solid surface
countertops is not easy for any kitchen
designer. Especially with the new materials such as
corian® and formica® the
way kitchen counter tops are made has evolved a lot.
In this article about concrete countertops we want to
have a look on some of the advantages and disadvantage
concrete countertops can have.
Advantages of concrete kitchen countertops
countertops as they are cast can have nearly all possible
forms and shapes. This gives the kitchen designer a
lot of flexibility and freedom. With concrete mixed
with fibre materials, even very difficult shapes can
advantage is the durability of concrete countertops.
This means the durability of the entire "board"
- not really the surface. Because this is where one slight
disadvantage of concrete countertops comes into play.
The hardness of the surface.
The major point to consider on concrete countertops
is its sealing. The material on its own would not be
hard enough to resist daily work in a kitchen. Therefore
special sealing is applied to harden the surface. Epoxy
based sealing are here one of the most common used for
concrete countertops. They are slightly more expensive
but will give the concrete kitchen countertops surface
the durability it needs. All in all make sure you contract
a specialized company who will give you
further advice on shaping and sealing, so you really
will enjoy concrete countertops.