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Jun 4, 2008
The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Concrete Countertop

It can definitely be difficult to make the decision on a material for your kitchen countertop, but if you are looking for durability more than anything, a concrete countertop is going to be one of the best options you have available to you.

It is well known by homeowners around the world that concrete has become a material of choice for kitchen countertops. Most concrete countertops are precast in models built to the customer's specifications so that they can be formed, cured and finished under controlled conditions. This is actually one of the greatest benefits of a concrete countertop, as this means that the countertop will turn out precisely as the homeowner wants it to.

Concrete countertop makers often develop their own signature looks by using proprietary mix ingredients and innovative casting techniques and surface treatments.

These countertops are not only durable and easy on the eyes, but as well they are very affordable and so they are great for the homeowner on a budget.

The Possibilities

There are some terrific possibilities that you have available to you by going with a concrete countertop. For one, you can incorporate many curves and angles, something that you would not be able to do with most other countertop materials.

There is also the option of adding sparkle with aggregates or glass chips, so if you want something really unique and special in your countertop, this is a great option. You may even want to get extra modern and incorporate some personal mementos such as bits of broken dishware and bottle fragments, which will be set into the concrete and which you can look at forever.

You can really get back to nature and have a more wholesome feel to your home if you choose to go with a concrete countertop and since all concrete countertops are hand-cast, they therefore exhibit subtle variations in color and texture, so really, each countertop is unique and personalized in some way.

There are some terrific options that you have available if you are interested in remodeling your kitchen countertops, so make sure that you take your time and put some serious consideration into this process. The last thing you want to do is rush into this and end up with a countertop that you do not end up liking, that you end up regretting, and especially if you are planning to spend a lot of money on your countertops.
About the Author
Charlie Reese is a countertop improvement explorer and worker. Charlie also likes getting astrology and health advice as well.
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