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All About Concrete Countertops

We delved into the details and discovered every pros and cons of a polished concrete worktop that you should be aware of.

Thank Pinterest Thank you Pinterest, thank you Joanna Gaines, thank marble crazy overload, but concrete countertops have been taking over farmhouses in the last couple of years. It’s not difficult to understand why: Putting in concrete counters is an easy way to bring your home to life with an industrial, yet rustic look that’s both chic and easy to maintain.

After evaluating them some homeowners have expressed certain concerns that led us to wonder: is concrete what it’s advertised to be? Find out more about the substance including costs and the time required to install it. Additionally, weigh the benefits and cons to determine whether concrete counters are suitable for you.
Concrete Counters: DIY or not to DIY?

The price of concrete countertops will be contingent on whether you choose to go the DIY option or hire a professional to install them (either pre-cast or poured into place)–and the amount of personalization you would like to have. Concrete can be molded into any shape and colored or stained with a variety of colors and finishes. you can even put tiles, stones, and so on.

Pros and Pros and Concrete Countertops

Concrete is durable. Its strength cement-andsand mix alone is reason enough to hail it as a rock-solid (we needed to) make a design decision. In the end, concrete is comprised of the same materials used in sidewalks.

Con: However, it could break. Do the idea of a hairline crack make you shiver? This is a danger which is a part of concrete countertops, especially when it’s poured in situ instead of pre-casting. Of the course, you can stop cracks by adding fiber reinforcement wire mesh, or rebar. But, cracks can still occur due to pressure or due to the natural settling of the home.

Pros: Cracks can be repaired. Fortunately, the fractures generally not evident and fairly simple to fix.

Pro: Concrete may be vulnerable to scratches and stains. Concrete is known for its flaunting imperfections, which is the most frequent complaint from unhappy homeowners. This is because the porous material is able to absorb liquids and the growth of bacterial this is the reason it is crucial to seal the surface prior to the installation.

The idea is that sealing can ensure that your countertops are stain scratch and resistant to heat. However, in actuality, sealed concrete can show marks that are particularly evident in spills, such as red wine, olive oil juice, coffee or olive oil. Even water spots can cause a sloppy fashion that can cause a Type A personality to go insane.

Pro: It’s the case with everything else. There’s nothing on the market that is impervious to damage. Concrete is certainly susceptible to scratching or stain but it’s also almost every other material including marble and granite. While some people may be annoyed by imperfections, some like the rustic look and appreciate the deep patina that develops with time.

What’s the bottom line? If you’re looking for the perfect look it’s best to consider a different option. If you like the rustic look and are enthralled by patina, then test it out. Do your homework and ensure you take care of the maintenance.