What Is A Concrete Counter Top?

Concrete can offer a natural, customizable, material when it comes to counter tops in the likes of bathrooms, kitchens etc. Concrete can be poured to any specification, which includes color, size, width, aggregation, and shape. Because this is a natural blend of rocks, cement, and a few additives, it can be made to resemble the likes of marble or limestone, however, is more versatile than laminate surfaces.

Customers choose a concrete counter top when they are looking for something unique other than granite which matches their kitchen. Concrete can now be dyed any color such as burnt orange to stormy gray and each dye process will result in a totally unique color. Aggregate can also be added in order to achieve a more rocky texture or a marbling effect.

Once such a countertop has been installed, due to it being a natural material, the concrete will slowly evolve over the years. For example, any hairline fractures will not threaten the structural stability, or the color could mellow or burnish with constant use. These 2 features will add to the character of this substance. Because contractors create counter tops whilst on-site or in a warehouse, there are as such no universal specifications or techniques required.

Normally, the likes of fabricators will mix the dye, cement, acrylic, aggregate, and other such additives over a base of mesh fibers, which will provide the structural support needed. These countertops are normally cast in squares or rectangles that are 4 cm in depth, however, any shape can be achieved. Once this has cured, the top and sides will then be ground or sanded, in order to attain a smoother surface. And lastly, the fabricator will apply a layer of sealer which will make the counter top non-porous and shiny. Construction and installation prices range anywhere from $60 to $200 for every 30 sq. cm.

So if a concrete counter top sounds exactly what you are looking for, call Artopia Interiors at (801) 319-9496 today, we are in Mapleton, UT.