Concrete counters are somewhat misunderstood. This is one of the main reasons people tend to shy away from concrete. Here are some of the top things you need to know about concrete and why you should consider using it in your countertops.
- Beauty effect
Many people imagine laying a slab of sidewalk in their kitchen when you bring up concrete countertops. This is definitely not how it works. With the use of acid stains, epoxy coatings, and other sealants, you can get almost any color you can imagine. Additionally, expert concrete artists can create beautiful designs in the concrete.
Again, an expert concrete artist (like those here at Hard Rock Concrete Coatings of Utah) can do amazing things. This includes textured tops and or sides of your counters.
- Beauty Part II
Items like rocks, glass, and shells can be embedded into the cement to create beautiful effects.
Concrete is already a pretty tough surface. When you add quality coatings and sealants, concrete becomes waterproof and even more durable. This durability is great for kitchen use were hot, damp, and sharp objects are always looking to ruin your counter.
- Repair Ease
Like we said, concrete counters are tough, but that doesn’t mean they are indestructible. However, if there are chips, cracks or other damage, they can generally be easily repaired. When counters made of granite crack, they are repaired with an epoxy that is made to match the color. When concrete breaks, the damage is repaired with concrete. This makes for a more natural and seamless repair. Additionally, repairs are more likely to be DYI with concrete counters than with granite.