Have you been considering renovating your kitchen, but are struggling with what type of countertop to install? Here is some information about extremely unique concrete countertops.
Concrete Countertops: 8 Benefits Behind the Modern Trend
Concrete countertops are becoming more popular than ever before in modern homes and outdoor kitchens. Not only do concrete countertops look modern and sleek, but they also offer a slew of benefits from being low-maintenance and durable to providing heat and stain resistance. Let’s take a closer look at the many benefits that concrete countertops have to offer.
1. Naturally Scratch and Chip Resistant
Concrete is a very dense, hard surface and in a kitchen environment is less prone to chipping that can occur with quartz, granite or marble counter tops. It also is much harder to scratch concrete, so your countertops will look great for years to come – even if you have been slamming pans down day in and day out.
2. Heat Resistance
Concrete can withstand the heat from a hot pan if they are sealed correctly with heat resistant materials better than other materials that more traditional counter tops are made of.
3. Stain Resistance
Again, with proper sealing concrete can resist staining and even lighter concrete will not be affected by spaghetti sauce splatter.
Concrete is a fairly low-maintenance material – I mean it is used for sidewalks and parking lots with heavy traffic. The only thing you will want to remember if you decide to install a concrete countertop is to have it resealed every two years.
5. Unlimited Color Options
With concrete, the sky is the limit when it comes to color because of innovative staining and integral color technology. Your concrete countertop contractor can discuss all of your color options with you and find a color that works with your current home decor style.
6. The Appearance Improves with Age
A unique characteristic that concrete has is that its appearance improves with age rather than deteriorating over time. Instead of crumbling or discoloring, concrete builds unique character the longer it is in your kitchen.
7. Custom Sizing
A huge benefit to installing concrete countertops is that they can be made to fit your kitchen layout perfectly. Unlike marble or granite, there are no limits to the configurations and shapes that concrete can be formed into which is good news for those of you with unique kitchen layouts.
8. Concrete Countertops are Durable
We mentioned that concrete countertops are resistant to scratching and chipping, The strength of the cement-and-sand mix alone has many homeowners saying it offers durability and longevity. It is important to keep in mind that concrete can sometimes develop small hairline cracks over time, but cracks can be repaired and with proper sealing, your concrete counters will look fantastic for years to come.
At ACS: Concrete, our goal is to meet and exceed your concrete needs – indoors and out. If you are interested in installing a concrete countertop, want to discuss your options for installing an outdoor kitchen or any other residential concrete needs, get in touch with us today!