In a world of quartz, granite, and laminate it can start to feel like nothing is original, and everything will be quickly dated. When you see granite countertops from just five years ago you may even think it looks like a bygone trend. Laminate countertops can risk looking cheap and showing damage. Quartz can be beautiful and offer limitless options, but can also look cheap while costing an arm and a leg.
Enter Concrete Countertops. You may have seen them showing up on popular home design shows and design inspiration around the internet. At first they were waved off as an industrial trend that couldn’t last, and definitely couldn’t work in the average home. But here we are, a few years later, accepting concrete countertops as a trend with serious staying power.
For some, it started as the stylish, modern, sleek, and industrial look of concrete countertops. They aren’t too busy or flashy. They look clean and minimalist. They also feed well into modern, industrial, Scandinavian, and eclectic styles of design. And don’t get stuck thinking that you can only have a gray concrete countertop – there are finishes, stains, and acid washes that can change the look and tone of your concrete countertop too. The look of concrete countertops has been a huge pull for many of our customers and happy concrete countertop owners around the country. But it isn’t just the look that helps people choose concrete countertops
Concrete is one of the most durable and resilient materials you can choose for your home. That’s why we use it in your foundations, garages, driveways and more. Why shouldn’t you use it for a countertop? Countertops are constantly bearing the weight of appliances, hot and heavy pots and pans, even people! They need to be used daily, and need to last for decades. Concrete is able to withstand incredibly high heat, heavy loads, and huge amounts of regular wear-and-tear, making it a very popular choice for countertops.
Finally, we have a lot of customers opting for concrete countertops simply for the customization it offers. No other material can be poured and cut to fit the exact specifications of your kitchen or bathroom. We often use it for older homes or remodels that feature a very strangely shaped kitchen, or a unique bathroom. The customization of concrete means that artists and creatives can leave their own mark on a concrete countertop, with stamps, inlay, and more. It’s pretty incredible to see what some people can do with a concrete countertop.
If you feel it’s time to replace your current countertops, or you’re ready to build or remodel with brand new kitchens or bathrooms, consider concrete countertops as an option for your Utah home or business. You may be surprised at how functional, beautiful, and affordable concrete countertops can be.