While quartz, granite, and marble countertops are popular with designers, concrete remains a desirable option on the periphery, offering flexibility and creative potential that other materials simply cannot provide. If a client is looking for a stand-out kitchen centerpiece, a custom Lakeland concrete kitchen in Tampa is an option that puts all the control in your hands.
Adding to the mystique is the fact that concrete can be etched, acid-stained, stamped, and sealed to create a countertop surface that is unlike almost any other available material. Modern concrete kitchen countertops are no longer cold impersonal slabs of gray concrete. More often, they are warm and gleaming surfaces that are functional and also remarkably stylish.
Advantages Of Getting A Concrete Kitchen
If you’re still on the fence about bringing this construction material into the kitchen, consider the many functional and aesthetic reasons that have led homeowners to install their own concrete countertops:
- Customizability And Creativity – Concrete countertops have many virtues, especially their ability to be shaped and formed to exactly match your kitchen dimensions and finished precisely to your liking. The fun of concrete is that it is unbound by the limitations other harvested materials such as granite, marble, and quartz have. Concrete can be dyed most colors, poured to any size and shape, and inlaid with materials that can create patterns under its surface. Only ceramic tile comes close to offering a comparable range of choices.
Concrete, too, can be customized by the addition of small items pressed into the top surface. Glass fragments, stones, shells, and even fiber-optic lights can be embedded. It’s easy to incorporate holes for sinks and built-in soap dispensers, and even add a peninsula, when you’re building the forms. In the right house, concrete countertops can improve the house’s resale value since it is considered to be a premium material, on par with quartz or natural stone counters.
- Durability – Concrete is extremely hard and resists chipping and scratching. It will last for decades with a minimum amount of basic maintenance. You probably won’t have to replace it until you’re ready for a new look in the kitchen or bathroom decades down the road. And when a protective coating is added, both strength and durability are enhanced.
While concrete is not scratch-proof, it does resist scratches remarkably well, especially when compared to softer counter materials such as solid surfaces or laminate. If you love to cook, concrete kitchen countertops will prove to be an asset. They also stand up to the heat of a cooktop as well as hot pots and pans. Concrete bathroom countertops won’t be harmed by hot hair tools like a styling iron or straightener.
- Easily Kept Clean And Maintained – For cleaning, a gentle commercial product, or just plain soap and water is all you need. As far as maintenance, the only thing required for your concrete countertop is to have it resealed every two to three years. Having your kitchen concrete countertop properly sealed will resist stains, even stubborn stains from coffee, mustard, and wine.
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