While most people know that a concrete countertop is beautiful, not that many are aware of the tremendous benefits that this type of countertop offers. Due to the characteristics of concrete, this material is far more beneficial when compared to Gunite, laminate, tile, and engineered quartz. With an abundance of design options, your concrete countertop can be personalized to your specific taste. As an example, you have a choice of unlimited colors, whether using stain, integral color, or a combination of the two. In addition, a professional installer can create a custom edge and cast your countertops in whatever shape or size wanted. That means instead of having a cookie-cutter countertop like all other homes in the neighborhood, yours can be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Enhanced Design -You can choose to have stone, glass, ceramic, fossils, seashells, and other materials embedded. This further adds to the personalization of your new countertops.
Style Options - Depending on the type of coating that you choose, your new countertops can be whatever style preferred, whether rustic, sophisticated, industrial, or something completely different.
Durable and Strong - Concrete on its own is durable and strong. As a hard surface, it naturally resists scratches and chipping. However, when a protective coating is added, both strength and durability are enhanced.
Long-Lasting - Another key benefit of having a concrete countertop installed is that when properly maintained, it will last a lifetime. Although a sealer will need to be added periodically, the countertop may never have to be replaced or rejuvenated.
Heat Resistant - As long as the proper sealer is used, concrete countertops are heat resistant. As a result, they can withstand heat from warm pots and pans.
Easy Cleaning and Maintenance - For cleaning, a gentle commercial product, or just plain soap and water is all you need. As far as maintenance, the only thing required for your concrete countertop is to have it resealed every two to three years.
Invisible Seams - Unlike other materials like tile to create countertops, the seams and grout lines on a concrete surface can be virtually invisible or non existent altogether.
Stain Resistant - By having your kitchen concrete countertop properly sealed, it will resist stains, even stubborn stains from coffee, mustard, and wine.
Ages Beautifully - One of the more unique characteristics of concrete is that this material is non-static. That means that it will evolve and adopt character over time. Ultimately, the appearance of your concrete countertop will improve with age.