Since concrete is such a versatile material, more and more people are realizing its value in making countertops. Shapes of countertops are only limited by imagination and the ability to build the forms. With the use of color pigments in combination with white cement and various aggregates, the spectrum of colors available in concrete countertops is virtually limitless.
It’s been more than two decades since concrete countertops found their way into shops, restaurants, and homes. They seem to have gained acceptance in just about every level of residential application, from moderately priced homes to high-end places.
Nowadays, lots of people have a good feel for what can be accomplished with concrete countertops. Whether an interior is traditional, contemporary, or somewhere between, concrete is a versatile medium to express the aesthetic of designer and owner.
It’s well known by now that concrete has become a material that homeowners and designers are requesting and weaving into their homes, offices, retail outlets, restaurants, etc., in the most amazing ways.
You can’t walk past a concrete countertop and not want to reach out and touch them. Few materials are as versatile as concrete. You can mold concrete into any shape, color it to match virtually any hue, and you can make it smooth or rough. It’s versatility lends to a range of design styles from contemporary to classic. Metal, glass, or other objects can be imbedded in the concrete to create fabulous effects.
Concrete countertops can be left looking natural to complement materials like wood, stone, and brick. Or, concrete can be treated with chemical stains, coloring pigments, aggregates, and epoxy coatings that allow concrete to mimic popular materials like marble, granite and limestone.
Other ideas for concrete: sinks, fountains, desk tops, bars, coffee tables, bathtubs and bath surrounds.