Category Archives: Decorative Concrete

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

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

How to Use Concrete in Every Part of Your Home

How to Use Concrete in Every Part of Your Home

When homeowners hear the word ‘concrete,’ they often just think outside: concrete is typically used to pave driveways or balance out sidewalks. Right? Wrong! Concrete does make a reliable and stylish driveway, but it can also be used in other parts of your home! It can be used in very unique ways, offering a hostContinue Reading

Exploring Concrete Architecture

Exploring Concrete Architecture

Concrete has been around for thousands of years now, and human beings have used it to build all kinds of structures. But it wasn’t until around the 1950s that a new style of architecture called “brutalism” was born. Brutalist architecture involves using raw concrete to create structures, and it has been incorporated into all kindsContinue Reading

New Type of Concrete Could Offer New Options

New Type of Concrete Could Offer New Options

To the layman, concrete may all appear the same, but the truth is the concrete industry continues to evolve and innovate. As Archinect recently reported, researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore invented a type of concrete that is not only bendable, but stronger than traditional concrete. While that alone is amazing, the scientists’ creation,Continue Reading

Four Ways to Create a Unique Look with Concrete

Some might say concrete is colorless, dull and boring, while others – like the professionals at Templin Concrete Construction – might say that it’s anything but! We know how to make concrete visually appealing and truly unique using decorative concrete techniques and styles! Concrete can be used to create just about anything, from driveways andContinue Reading

Use Decorative Concrete as an Alternative to Pavers

If you are looking to install a new walkway or stone patio or replace a damaged existing one, you could simply replace it with the same material you used before, or you could spice it up by using decorative concrete to give your outdoor space a truly distinctive look. Despite what you may think whenContinue Reading