Concrete countertops are growing in popularity and are commonly seen in industrial styled homes. Unfortunately, the countertop option doesn’t often receive the credit it deserves as many people have a few misconceptions surrounding the trend and feel as if the concrete will look like a sidewalk or driveway, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth and if concrete countertops are done the right way, they can offer a sleek and modern appearance to elevate the look of any kitchen. In addition to appearance there are quite a few other perks, or pros, associated with the trending countertop option:
While not fully scratch resistant, once fully cured concrete countertops are rock hard, similar to granite which allows for a high level of durability. While it’s never recommended to cut directly on a countertop surface, your counters will be able to withstand scratches and chips far better than other countertop options.
In addition to its durability, concrete is also able to withstand high levels of heat. Pending on your personal countertops, and if any form of sealers is used, you may be able to place a hot pan directly onto the countertop, make sure to investigate the sealer used if applicable to ensure that by doing so you won’t discolor the sealer or cause damage to the sealant. If your counters are left “raw” you can rest assured, the heat from a hot pan will cause no damage to your counters.
In the unfortunate circumstance of damage, such as a crack or chip in your countertops, luckily when choosing concrete countertops these damages can be fixed or repaired. Unlike many other countertop options that would require a full replacement, repairs are easily achieved when using concrete.
Arguably one of the main reasons this material is chosen for countertops is because of the near limitless design options. From stains, to stamping, etching, and more, you’ll be amazed at the different options available which allows you to customize your countertops to fit into your kitchen’s style seamlessly.
There are quite a few different DIY videos and articles out there in regard to creating and installing your own concrete countertops, and while it is indeed possible to do so, it is important to remember that in order for these countertops to last, they need to be installed the proper way, something that is often best left to the professionals.
If you’re wanting to install new countertops in your home, whether concrete countertops or not, are interested in a kitchen remodel, or have questions regarding your next home improvement project, please feel free to contact our office at any time and one of our design experts would be more than happy to assist you.