frequently asked questions

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 a decade since concrete countertops found their way into shops, restaurants, and homes. Once the realm of either the do-it-yourselfer or the wealthy, 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.

Why would I choose concrete over natural stone or other synthetic products?

In a word….

Fluid.  Unlike granite or marble, concrete begins in a fluid state.  This allows the creative possibilities to be endless.  We can do things with concrete that just cannot be done with a solid stone or a synthetic material.

Color.  With concrete the color pallet is unlimited.

Texture.  We can do thing with concrete that just cannot be done with any other medium.

Our artisans can create a one of a kind custom top.  Design and cast to your specifications, with your home and heart in mind.  We can add a personality and personalize any piece.

Will I need to reinforce my cabinets or flooring?

Concrete is not heavy. Weighing about 18 pounds per square foot it weighs about the same as other slab materials.

How long does it take to complete a project?

From the time of template we can typically install within one week.  However intricate designs and special features may extend the process as much as three week.

How do I care for my concrete countertops and/or surfaces?

Daily cleaning should be done with a PH balanced or “neutral cleaner” Treat concrete as you would any solid surface.

Can hot pans be placed upon the countertop?

Again like any solid surface countertops using a hot pad or trivet is a good idea. What you are truly protecting here is the sealer and the surface.

Can I cut directly on the countertop?

As with natural stone, it is not recommended. Your knives can be dulled, and some hard metals can scratch through the surface of the sealer and damage the concrete.