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Why Choose Concrete for Your Countertop

Why Choose Concrete for Your Countertop

Countertops make your kitchen look great, especially when you’re entertaining guests quite a bit. Concrete countertops can enhance the look even more with a wide range of colors.

concrete countertop for kitchenThe Benefits of Concrete

  • Durable and Strong – Concrete countertops are strong in general, but even as a countertop, it naturally protects against scratches and chips in on the surface. With a protective coating, it’s even stronger.
  • Investment – If you maintain the countertop properly, the material will last a lifetime. Sealers are recommended to be added periodically.
  • Easy Cleaning – Soap and water is all you need to clean the surface. It is very easy and gentle. Resealing the countertop every two to three years is the best way to maintain the surface.
  • Sleek Look – The seams and grout lines are almost invisible to the human eye, which makes the overall look much better for your guests and family.
  • No Stains! – If properly sealed, your countertop will resist stains, which is important for your kitchen countertop because there will obviously be some spills.

Templin Concrete Construction

Templin Concrete Construction has been in the concrete business for over ten years doing concrete work on new homes and replacing the concrete for older homes. We work hard to bring you the best product at the lowest price. We are an east central Minnesota concrete contractor servicing east central and north metro area. We specialize in concrete countertops with a color chart and a wide range to choose from. The countertops are polished to glassy smooth-like feel. A penetrating sealer is applied to keep things from soaking into the surface. A topical sealer is applied to achieve a glossy look on the top. We also install a wire mesh to help reinforce the strength and durability.

If you’re a new home owner or looking to change your countertop surface, contact Templin Concrete Construction at 612-388-1945 to learn more about our concrete countertop services!

The Most Amazing Concrete Buildings Around the World

The Most Amazing Concrete Buildings Around the World

Concrete has been used in building structures and materials for a very long time. Concrete mixtures used for materials dates back to the Fourth Century. We know this material stands the test of time, and there have been many incredible architectural pieces throughout the years, and we want you to know what they are. ConcreteContinue Reading

Make Your Sidewalk an Attractive Piece to Your Home

Make Your Sidewalk an Attractive Piece to Your Home

There are plenty of ways to spruce up your yard and adding a sidewalk with some flavor and decoration will give your home a welcoming look. This is a great way to celebrate the nicer weather breaking through. At Templin Concrete Construction, we specialize in decorative concrete design, and we can make your yard theContinue Reading

Concrete Patio Planning for a Small Backyard

Concrete Patio Planning for a Small Backyard

Spring is finally here, which means we’re all spending more time outdoors. Don’t let a small backyard hold you back from the patio design of your dreams! Concrete can help you achieve the look you want because it can be cast in almost any shape, pattern or color. Here are our top tips for concreteContinue Reading

Asphalt vs. Concrete: Which Material is Right for Your Driveway?

Asphalt vs. Concrete: Which Material is Right for Your Driveway?

When it comes to which material to use for driveways, homeowners typically choose between asphalt and concrete. Both of these materials prove viable options for your driveway and come with their own sets of pros and cons. The materials Asphalt is a mixture of sand and crushed stone (the aggregate) bound with a petroleum-based substance,Continue Reading

Why Choose Stamped Concrete?

Why Choose Stamped Concrete?

As a durable and viable alternative to regular concrete, stamped concrete is a popular choice for all your outdoor paving needs, such as patios, driveways, or decks. An easy to install and maintain material, stamped concrete comes in an almost unlimited variety of design options that stand the test of time. Need we say more?Continue Reading

Driveway Snow Plowing: Four Benefits of Hiring Professionals

Driveway Snow Plowing: Four Benefits of Hiring Professionals

We’re knee-deep in the heart of winter, and snow is very much on the radar. Since we still have a few months left before temperatures warm up, we have a lot of shoveling and snow blowing ahead of us. But don’t worry—let the pros handle it. Why? More time for you You’ve been there before:Continue Reading

3 Signs it’s Time for a Concrete Driveway Replacement

3 Signs it’s Time for a Concrete Driveway Replacement

You see your driveway everyday when you hop in the car to go to work, drop the kids off, or run your errands. But we urge you to take a closer look the next time you step outside. Does your concrete driveway look like it’s seen better days? It may be easy to simply ignoreContinue Reading

How Ice and Snow Affect Your Concrete Driveway

How Ice and Snow Affect Your Concrete Driveway

Winter is coming. Or better yet—it’s already here! That cold weather, with its ice and thick snow, holds huge implications for your concrete driveway. So, it’s a good idea to take stock of just what can happen in these wintry months and ensure you’re not doing anything to potentially harm it even more! Thawed outContinue Reading

How to Melt Ice on Your Driveway Without Salt

How to Melt Ice on Your Driveway Without Salt

Anyone who lives in a colder climate is well-accustomed to seeing rock salt in the winter time. However, not many people realize the significant damage salt can cause on concrete and asphalt pavements. In fact, using rock salt as a deicing agent can lead to defoliation of plant life and post a threat to petsContinue Reading