There was 89 percent of renovations included countertop replacement. Quartz, granite, and butcher block came out on top as the most popular countertop materials. In the kitchen, concrete worktops give a unique chance for creativity. Instead of being mined from rock slabs, concrete countertops may be poured instead. This means they are not constrained by the usual slab arrangement.
Since concrete emanates a sleek industrial look, it is a better choice for contemporary kitchen designs than manufactured or natural stones. That concrete may be colored and stamped to produce a countertop surface unlike any other material just adds to the mystery of the material's allure. A warm, shimmering surface that serves a practical purpose while strikingly beautiful is becoming more common on modern concrete kitchen counters.
However, there are several significant drawbacks to using concrete, making this a product you will want to consider before making the purchase.
You can customize it
Since Countertop Mix can be molded into almost any form, it allows for limitless customization of countertop designs. When constructing the forms, it's simple to leave openings for plumbing fixtures like sinks and soap dispensers and even to include an extra peninsula.
You can add colors
While most concrete forms are a cool gray or tinted white, other colors may be added during the mixing process to create a wide range of tones.
Show your creativity through it
Stones, multicolored marble and glass shards, tiles, or, more realistically, inset cutting boards may all be used to adorn the countertop. Once you know the fundamentals of building, you may play around with different materials and techniques to create surfaces with dazzling effects. According to Cheng, designers and builders should go for classic hues and designs to ensure the countertop will remain in vogue. Cheng cautions against going overboard, should one detract from concrete's inherent aesthetic value. Concrete is beautiful because it is neutral.
You can Do-It-Yourself
Do-it-yourself and low cost. Most handy homeowners can tackle making their own countertops, particularly if they have prior experience working with concrete. DIY newbies may go forward with the aid of Quikrete's project instructions and video lessons. You may save money on both supplies and labor by doing this renovation job on your own.
Note that not all concrete is the same
There are more rocks and less sand in the concrete used for sidewalks and fence posts than in the concrete used for worktops. Many different additions may alter the qualities of concrete, resulting in a broad range of ratings for high-quality materials. The strength of a countertop is indicated by its rating in pounds per square inch (psi).
DIY concrete countertop instructions abound on YouTube, but if you don't have expertise with the material, designers recommend hiring experienced concrete countertop builders, particularly if the customer needs anything more sophisticated than a slab. You may mess up the procedure in many ways: by not using the necessary materials, not shaping and setting the concrete countertop properly, or not curing the surface properly. Nonetheless, it doesn't mean novice builders would be discouraged from learning the ropes on less ambitious jobs.