Concrete is one of the most versatile of building materials. Formed while in its liquid state, it can be molded into countless shapes, pigments can be stirred in for a variety of colors, and the surface complemented with any number of textures or designs. You may be surprised that concrete has much more potential than you think!
Concrete is an extraordinary material that is practical, expressive, and aesthetic all at once. From a primal and formless slurry, you can transform it into virtually any shape that becomes a solid mass. The possibilities for creative expression are endless. You can grind, polish, color, or stain it. You can embed many different objects within it. Such as glass or granite aggregates.
Concrete is continuing to weave its way into homes across the country. The leading uses include kitchen countertops, bar counters, bathroom countertops, table tops, fireplace mantles, and outdoor kitchens. They are so versatile and customizable that more homeowners and designers prefer them to the more engineered looks of tile and quartz. Hundreds of colors and designs can be customized to fit a home’s existing décor or homeowner’s imagination.
The most important thing on many of our minds today is cost. And that is very justified in that today’s times many have a budget when it comes to building a new home or remodeling. Here is where concrete continues its versatile journey because it can vary widely in price anywhere from $40 to $100 per sq. ft. and beyond. That is why it is best to obtain an estimate that includes the colors and design options that you most desire. We are experienced with different concrete mix designs that can help us remain within budget for our customers. We want everyone to have the chance to obtain the most personal option for countertops . Why? Simply because we love what we do!
Now let us compare the technical aspects of concrete to other countertop materials. First, Concrete can be cast in any shape and practically any size . Along with that are the countless amount of edge details. Edges are usually formed and cast allowing extreme details not available to other materials. We can even create custom edge forms to replicate any design using liquid rubber. Concrete also accepts inserts and inlays and can be personalized with unique embedded items such as pebbles, recycled glass and seashells. All of these are features unmatched by other materials. We use the latest advancement in Nano technology high performance sealers. This sealer is scratch resistant and 35% harder than granite in 30 days. It resists heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Use of hot pads or trivets (aluminum bars embedded in the concrete that elevate hot pots or pans off the surface) is still recommended as it is with other materials. Other materials have color options but with concrete, we can make those options endless by mixing pigments together giving us an unlimited spectrum of color. Concrete does require seams but those can be filled with colored grout. These seams don’t have to be straight lines either. They can curve or even zig zag. Try doing that with granite! Concrete is an engineering marvel in terms of its versatility. Why not break the stereotypical plastic perfection of other limited materials and create something so personal that is unique to your desires!
There are a few more reasons to choose concrete for your next project. We don’t have to put a limit to just flat counters. Oh no. We can take concrete to the vertical setting to create integrated backsplashes and even seamless integrated sinks. It can also be used vertically for shower and fireplace surrounds. Concrete countertops can be straight, curved, notched, multi-level, etc. With concrete, any shape is possible! If you are thinking about including concrete into your home or business, give us a call today at (734) 241-4735. We are glad to come and provide you with a free estimate. After all, concrete is something we love to do and there is nothing better than using our experience to help our customers concrete dreams come true!
How much do concrete countertops cost?
Prices vary widely from $40-100/sq. ft. and beyond. It is best to obtain a free estimate to receive an accurate quote on your color designs and options.
How much do they weigh?
We have multiple mix designs ranging from lightweight to mixes similar to the weight of granite.
How about installation?
It typically takes about two weeks from design and templating to install with installation procedures similar to granite. Countertops can be installed by us or made ready for pickup by the customer.
What kinds of sinks are available?
You can utilize any drop in or under mount sink you like. With concrete, integrated sinks are also available to offer a seamless transition from countertop to sink
What kind of edging is available?
Edging is formed and cast rather than cut allowing an endless amount of patterns and highly detailed designs.
What colors are available?
A color chart of 30 standard colors is available but color is not limited as they can be combined to create an endless spectrum of custom colors. Stains are also available for a variegated look.
Do you have any samples available to view?
We are constanly working on new countertop pieces so we are sure to always have a sample available for you to check out at our shop.