A good countertop can make, or break, a home kitchen. Many people find themselves dreaming of high-end materials like granite or marble, but we’re here to tell you that you should seriously consider using concrete. Not only is concrete affordable, but it can be made to mimic the aesthetic of much more expensive materials. Still not convinced? Let’s take a closer look.
Most people like the aesthetic of an expensive countertop like marble or granite, but fewer people are actually willing to stomach the price tag that comes with materials like that. Custom concrete work can deliver a visually appealing countertop at a much more reasonable cost. Not only that, but concrete countertops are incredibly durable and even heat resistant! The same can’t be said of true marble.
A lot of people think of rough-grey concrete when they hear “concrete countertop” but the truth is you can make concrete look like almost anything with the right know-how. Stamping concrete can give the texture of materials like wood or tile. After the concrete has been stamped, you can combine paint and stains to create the perfect aesthetic.
By combining stamping techniques with paint and stains you can recreate more expensive materials at a fraction of the cost. We’ve seen concrete that looks identical to wood planks, marble, tile and more.
Not only is concrete a more affordable material than other high-end countertops, but it’s more durable as well. Sealed concrete won’t develop chips and nicks over time like marble and limestone. It’s heat resistant, which means you can put your hot pots and pans right on the counter when you feel like it. While no countertop is entirely immune from wear and tear over time, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more durable and affordable material for a countertop than concrete.
Now, it is worth pointing out that making concrete resemble other materials requires a certain level of skill that is beyond most DIY workers. If you are looking to create a specific type of concrete countertop, we suggest working with a professional contractor.
Razorback Concrete is always ready to help. Visit www.razorbackconcrete.com to learn more.