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Concrete Countertops – Features, Photos, How to, Pros and Cons

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 for Kitchens

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 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 Design 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.

Thickness and Weight

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.

Commercial Use of Concrete Countertops

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.

Pros and Cons of Concrete Countertops

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.

You can design your dream kitchen by Unlimited Shape and Size

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

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.

Westside Tile and Stone

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. The company has services available across Southern California including Los Angeles. A quality concrete countertop from Westside Tile and Stone can offer great design and durability.

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