In just a few short years, concrete has emerged to become one of the most popular countertop options in contemporary kitchen design. Even a decade ago, you’d be hard pressed to find a countertop made of concrete in most kitchens. Rather, many homeowners favored affordable laminate options or high-end granite. So why has concrete seen such a surge in popularity in recent years? Quite simply, they offer the best of all worlds! In this entry, we’ll look at a few of the most compelling reasons to choose concrete.
Concrete can be cast in virtually any shape or color you can imagine. Likewise, concrete allows homeowners the ability to design eye-catching custom countertops at a remarkably reasonable price point. This brings us to our next point.
Concrete countertops can be as much as half the price of competing options. Of course concrete countertops can be as simple or elaborate as you make them, so this cost can vary. In general, however, concrete is a very economical building material. For this reason alone, many homeowners with lots of counter space prefer concrete.
Just because they’re cheap doesn’t mean they’re cheaply made. Concrete is built to stand the test of time, even when faced with the wear and tear of a kitchen countertop. Concrete countertops are extremely resistant to damage such as scratching and chipping. Our concrete countertops are finished with a penetrating sealer that prevents staining as well. A wire mesh installed within the concrete makes the countertops even stronger.
Once they’ve been sealed, concrete countertops can be quickly and easily cleaned with a gentle solution of dish soap and water. That sealer will also prevent stains from penetrating the countertop, making liquid spills especially easy to clean.
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