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Concrete Countertops & Sinks

It's well known by now that concrete has become a material that homeowners and designers are requesting and weaving into their homes, offices, retail outlets, restaurants, etc., in the most amazing ways. But leading the charge in the concrete craze are concrete countertops. Now you can find out why concrete counters are so popular, how you can make their versatility work for you, what color options abound, and some insight into how they are designed, created and built.

Concrete countertops are a warm natural looking material that corresponds with the popularity of more natural materials like wood, stone, and brick.

Chemical stains, coloring pigments, various aggregates, and epoxy coatings can give concrete the look, texture, and feel of quarried stone such as marble, granite, and limestone.

Will Concrete Countertops Stain?

Concrete countertops have sealers applied for water and stain resistance. (Left in its natural state, unsealed, concrete is porous and will stain.)

Can you cut on concrete countertops?

No. Cutting on the concrete countertop won't hurt the concrete, but will damage the sealer, which can effect the sealers ability to keep out water and stains. Cutting boards should always be used when chopping or preparing foods.

Placing hot pans on concrete countertops

Placing hot pans on the concrete countertops should be avoided. Concrete is very heat resistant, but the concern (like with cutting on concrete countertops) is damaging and/or discoloring the sealer.

Some countertop contractors build in trivets of stainless steel, brass, or copper. Or you can use hot plates or a hot pad.