As you might guess, we are somewhat partial to all things concrete and cement (our name is Hard Rock CONCRETE Coatings Utah, after all). That said, there are truly some real benefits of having concrete countertops. Concrete is durable and affordable and concrete countertops are becoming more popular in remodels and new builds. For a long time, concrete countertops were relatively unknown and unused, however, they are becoming more popular as more people begin to realize the real benefits. Without further ado, here are the top 5 benefits of concrete countertops.
- Durability and strength
As we said, concrete countertops are super strong. Counters made of cement are always finished with a protectant sealer which means you get the hardness and durability of the concrete with additional protection against cracking, chipping, and absorption. It is recommended to use trivets for putting down extremely hot pots and pans and using a cutting board when slicing and dicing with a very sharp knife. With proper care, concrete countertops can last more than 20 years with no major problems.
Concrete counters are smooth and can be seem free. The sealer used will also add some nice smoothness.
- Ridiculous number of styles
A counter made of cement can be designed in almost any way. Every concrete countertop will be unique and one of a kind. From acid stains to the sealer that is used everything about the look and feel of your concrete countertop can be customized. This means you can create the perfect countertop to match its surroundings. In addition to color, other popular design elements include terrazzo-style that uses small chips of glass or stone or vein looks.
- Easy to clean
This is worth the price of installing any way (which isn’t much by the way, we’ll get to that in a minute). If concrete counters have been sealed properly then they are super easy to clean. Just use warm soapy water. When the counters are installed your installer should give you tips on how to deep clean without harming the sealer.
The actual cost of the concrete countertop is less than granite; in fact, it is about half the price. But keep in mind that the finishing of the countertop could end up costing you more than granite tops, depending on the level of design you choose. However, you can do some pretty intricate designing and still fall far short of the cost of granite counters. Contact us today to get a free quote for new concrete countertops in Utah.