Kitchen countertops can give your room a different look as they are not only functional but also decorative. What material to choose for them? Wood, stone, quartz, metal? Forget all that, we have a much trendier and cooler idea – concrete countertops! They add a cool, modern feel to any kitchen and are great for such a functional space. To make it more precise, I would like to explain more advantages of these countertops and even some disadvantages.
Benefits of Concrete Countertops
Concrete countertops can fit into almost any kitchen, from overtly minimalist and industrial kitchens to farmhouse kitchens and modern kitchens, as they can be shaped and shaped to fit the exact dimensions of your kitchen and finished exactly how you want them. With other countertop materials, you are often limited to the colors and styles available, but concrete gives you a wider range of options. Additionally, concrete can be customized by adding smaller elements pressed into the surface. Glass shards, stones, shells and even fiber optic lights can be embedded.
Although concrete is not scratch-resistant, it is remarkably scratch-resistant, especially when compared to softer counterpart materials such as solid surface or laminate.
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Disadvantages of concrete countertops
Concrete is a high-quality material when it comes to kitchen countertops. Manufacturing these countertops requires the skill and experience of trained technicians, so you probably won’t be able to install them yourself.
Concrete slabs are also expensive. Again, the idea that concrete is used for walkways and patios and therefore must be cost-effective is wrong. Expect to pay $150/square foot or more for full-service concrete countertop fabrication and installation.
If you dislike regular maintenance, concrete may not be right for you. Concrete requires at least annual resealing. Concrete can also easily develop stains that are difficult to remove.
Because concrete is so heavy, cabinets and often flooring must be reinforced to withstand the increased weight.
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