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Concrete Kitchen Countertops

The kitchen is one of the most active parts of any household. With all the on goings of a kitchen, it is no wonder that people want to keep them cleaned and organized at all times. Kitchen countertops have been in use for a long time. They not only provide a stunning aesthetic to the place but enhance the functionality.
Concrete countertops are a great option for the kitchen. They are not only highly durable but with a wide range of colors and cuts, it is easier to create a unique kitchen design.

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How are Concrete Countertops Made?

Concrete tile countertops are a mixture of cement, lightweight aggregates and other additives. Additives may include fiber reinforcement, acrylic and silica fume pozzolan. They can be manufactured in the shops where the pre-cast is poured and conditions are controlled. However, some customers may hire contractors that manufacture the concrete countertops on site. This is helpful to customize the size and thickness according to the customer’s preferences.
The countertops are always cured and sealed. They can often be grounded as well.

Concrete Countertop Installation

While installing a concrete countertop, it may ensure better quality control. It should also result as a finished masterpiece of your cooking place intact. When assembling the countertop sections, you may find that one piece stand installed slightly higher than the other, resulting in an unlevel surface. To ensure a leveled surface and adjacent flush slabs, you can use plastic shims to adjust these minor height differences.

Concrete Countertop Ideas for the Kitchen

Whether you are just building or remodeling your kitchen, you must be considering what the best design theme for the kitchen is. With concrete countertops, you will have quite the freedom to choose from multiple imprinted patterns and colors. Therefore, you can design your kitchen as you have always dreamt about.

Concrete Countertop Colors

Westside Tile and Stone offers its own unique standard and premium colors for concrete countertops. Due to variation of Cement in different parts of the country, each Concrete Contractor offers different concrete colors, so concrete countertops will always be unique. Some of the most common are :

White Concrete Countertops

When you think of concrete, white is the color that most frequently comes to mind, preferably used for residential purpose due to its clean look.

Gray Countertops

We provide wide variations in gray color for concrete countertops, popular for restaurants and industrial purpose.

Concrete Countertop Backsplashes

Our cement tile shop offers variety of options for concrete countertop backsplashes. Backsplashes can be simple continuation of countertop to match the countertop exactly or different patterns or styles can be used in same color.

Thickness and Weight of Concrete Countertops

When designing or remodeling the kitchen, you will consider the thickness and weight of the kitchen countertops. The standard thickness of concrete kitchen countertops can range from 1.5 inches to 2 inches. This is similar that of marble or granite kitchen countertops. However, you can opt for less thickness and ask the contractor to create an illusion of thickness instated by a drop-front edge.

The weight of a 1.5-inch thick concrete countertop can be 18.75 pounds per square foot. This is more compared to the 18 pounds per square foot if granite countertops. However, standard kitchen cabinetry can support this weight as it is distributed over a large area.

Concrete Countertops Pros and Cons

Pros

Resistant to Stains

If sealed properly, re kitchen countertops made from concrete will not become prone to stains. This is very efficient for kitchens where stains are a common occurrence on daily basis.

Color Options

Customers will not be disappointed with the wide range of color options. Whether looking for integral colors, staining or both, concrete has unlimited options.

Design your dream kitchen by Unlimited Shape and Style

Utilizing the concrete countertop as you want. These countertops can be cast into any size and shape, ensuring your freedom to design.

Benefits of Concrete Countertops for Commercial Use

The benefits of concrete countertops are not only known in the residential sector. Restaurants and cafes commonly install concrete countertops due to their various benefits. Of course, café and restaurant owners also appreciate the wide range of design ideas they can try with concrete.

Cons

Concrete in its natural state can become prone to stains so applying a surface sealer is required.

There are visible seams and grout lines in large concrete countertops. For this purpose, a color matched seam filler will be required.

Concrete vs Other Kitchen Countertop Materials

Concrete offers numerous advantages that other materials can not match, particularly when it comes to versatility. Here some of the points are :

Concrete Countertops vs Granite

If you are remodeling your kitchen, probably a question comes to your mind, Concrete or granite countertops? Well, When it comes to maintenance, granite rather be the better choice as Concrete is porous and tends to be more influenced to stain than granite. And, When it comes to colors, the options for granite are rather limited. As we know, there are plenty of colors and design options in Concrete to choose from and hence, concrete has more possibilities.

Concrete vs Marble Countertops

While marble cannot handle as much heat as concrete tile, counters can be cut more easily. Marble counters tend to be much lighter and thinner than concrete, on the other side the concrete can weigh as much as two dozen pounds per square foot and does not usually require extra support. Moreover, Marble does not come in as many color options as concrete.

Sealing & Maintenance of Concrete Countertop

Like other countertop materials, concrete is porous and needs to be sealed to prevent from staining. Sealing technology is now so guaranteed against staining.
When it comes to maintenance, cost is minimal with concrete countertops. Even a regular cleaning with nonabrasive cleaners can work, as is periodic waxing if you have Polished Concrete Countertops

Concrete Counters Cost

Handcrafted and custom crafted material, concrete counters are not a budgeted item and are typically priced at an average to granite, marble and other natural stones. The actual cost of the concrete countertop is not in the material itself, but rather involve the artisan’s creativity, unique designs, transportation and installation. Hence, Concrete Countertop pricing ranges from $70 to $140 per square foot.

Encore Concrete Countertops

Encore™ is a complete countertop refinishing system that uses a cement mix to create a stone like finishing which is both stain resistant and scratch resistant. Encore Concrete kit hold Kitchen countertops very well and results with no discoloration or damage.

Choose Westside Tile and Stone for Concrete or Cement Countertops

For high-quality concrete kitchen countertops, Westside Tile and Stone offer expert services. Choose the patterns and colors that suit your design preferences and but at highly market competitive rates. A quality concrete countertop from Westside Tile and Stone can offer great design and durability. You will find here unique designs in all concrete countrtop patterns.

Best Concrete Countertops Los Angeles, CA

We are proudly serving Los Angeles more than last 12 years and claim to be the Concrete Countertop Best Contractor in Southern California. Create unique ideas or customize your own with our design experts help. Contact us or schedule an appointment online today to find out more information and ideas about concrete Kitchen countertops and to completely transform your kitchen into a place that performs for the demands of a routine life.

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