Concrete Countertops

By March 30, 2016 Kitchen No Comments

Concrete countertops are growing in popularity for many reasons but how do you know if it’s right for you? Here’s a couple of pros and cons when it comes to concrete that could help you decide if it’s the way to go.

Advantages

Concrete is really durable and long-lasting. Concrete countertops can last a lifetime if properly cared for. If you’re a DIYer this could possibly be a project that you take on yourself. The cost can be quite affordable when you take on the work. That said, this is not the project to take on if you’re not experienced with working with concrete.

There are a lot of options when it comes to stains and creating a particular look for your new countertops. They are moldable so they can be formed specifically to your space. The counter tops are much more resistant to heat, stains, and scratches than many other countertops.

One of the best things about concrete countertops is their aesthetic. Their versatility lends itself to all sorts of design trends. If you prefer a rustic look concrete is a great compliment and if you’re into a more modern look concrete supports that as well!

Disadvantages

If the installation isn’t something you can take on the price of the project goes up substantially. The project’s price tag can rival that of granite.

The look of concrete changes over time. As your countertop ages it’s appearance will change. General usage and stains alter the appearance of the concrete. You run the risk of loving your countertops when they’re installed but hating the look a few years down the line.

You will need to maintain the countertops regularly over the years. Concrete needs to be resealed every so often. Additionally, the countertops are quite heavy and you’ll need to make sure that your cabinetry is reinforced in order to support the heavier load.

 

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Do you have concrete countertops? Tell us about them. Do you love them or have you found that you can’t wait to replace them? Is this a project that you’ve taken on yourself? How have your countertops aged? Is this something you’re considering yourself and you have concerns or questions not addressed here? Share with us in the comments below!

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