Chances are you never pictured your kitchen featuring concrete. Your garage? Certainly. Back patio? Ok. Driveway? Of course. But grab an interior design magazine or flick on HGTV and you’ll see them everywhere. You might not even recognize them. Concrete countertops can easily be disguised as wood, marble, plastic and even glass. Look around! Concrete countertops are on the rise, and here’s why:
Concrete is generally a mix of sand, rocks and a cement compound, which makes it a much more sustainable option than expensive synthetics, rocks or wood. Concrete is also recyclable, which is cool and green as can be!
Concrete can stand up to heat, weight, scratches and dents like a champ! It’s very heavy, meaning you may need to upgrade your cabinets or built-in foundation for your countertops. They do require some maintenance – waxing and polishing every few months – but otherwise will withstand any food, liquid, or cleaning supplies.
It’s easy to picture a giant slab of gray concrete with a sink stuck in the middle, but concrete can be customized to any style or taste. Your choices for stain, finish, inlay or patterns are limitless. Some people have even used seashells and glass to create designs in their concrete countertops.
Replacing or updating your existing countertops with concrete countertops is actually a very quick and painless change to your kitchen. Without huge remodels or excessive spending you can update an older kitchen for some serious WOW. Overlays and coating can be completed without removing your counters. If you’re a “hands on” person, coating your current countertops with concrete can be an easy DIY for very simple concrete look. For marble, stained, or wood-effect concrete you’ll want to call in professionals. They can coat your counters or remove and replace them with complete concrete. But fear not! Hiring professionals doesn’t need to be complex or expensive.
Our professionals at Hard Rock Concrete, can do a clean, complete, professional job and give you plenty of options. All you have to do is tell them what you want, stand back and let them work their magic, quickly and efficiently. Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling your kitchen or simply looking for an easy update to the kitchen you love – concrete countertops are the beautiful answer.