Concrete Countertops FAQ

Why do people choose concrete countertops?

Concrete countertops appeal to anyone who want unique, hand-crafted and personalized countertops added to their home or business. Unlike factory-made countertops, concrete countertops are created specifically for each owner, customized in shape, size, color, and finish. 

Are concrete countertops expensive?

Concrete countertops are similar in price to other stone surfaces but can increase in price depending on design, color, and other available options. With the long-term value that concrete countertops can offer and their design and durability, they are unlikely to need replacement.

How do I protect and care for concrete countertops?

Because concrete is naturally porous, most concrete countertops are sealed to prevent water and stain absorption.  The concrete itself is virtually indestructible, but staining occurs when the sealer is compromised. This can happen when cutting or preparing food, or when a hot pan is placed directly on the sealer.  The use of cutting boards and trivets is recommended.

Concrete countertops are very easy to keep clean.  It is recommended to use a pH-neutral cleaner and avoid the use of aggressive scrubbing pads or abrasive cleaners that can wear away the sealer.

Can concrete countertops be installed outdoors?

Because concrete is naturally weather resistant, it’s an ideal material for outdoor countertops and can often withstand freezing better than granite or tile when properly sealed.  

 

What ways you can personalize your concrete countertops?

  • Adding built-ins, such as trivets and cutting boards.

  • Unique edges or freeform shape

  • Endless color options

  • Embedding enhancements such as glass, mirror, seashells, and coins.

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