Concrete countertops are a great alternative for those that aren't interested in the high costs of marble or granite. Concrete countertops provide a great alternative and equal durability for those that want a sturdy material that's customizable, looks fantastic and is easy to clean. We recommend using concrete for countertops because of its resistance to heat, making it suitable for cooking or use around hot appliances.
Along with its customizability, concrete is a strong alternative to marble or granite that's also equally affordable. While the other two building materials serve their purpose in the kitchen or bathroom, we have to provide the most affordable alternative that can fulfill all of your surface needs in both spaces. Once installed, concrete is then smoothed and sealed and can last anywhere between 10 – 15 years without much maintenance, meaning that you'll definitely get your money's worth when you invest in concrete for your countertops. With the option of staining your concrete, you can also achieve a nice aesthetic that is cheaper than marble or granite but similar in appearance.
As mentioned previously, concrete countertops are revered because they’re able to hold up just as long as its competing building materials. Although excessive water can cause concrete to sometimes crack, this is usually avoided when the concrete is sealed for indoor use. This means that the sealant will readily deter water away from the surface and make it harder for moisture to penetrate the pores of the concrete. Furthermore, even if your concrete countertops were to crack at some point, it’s much cheaper and more efficient to have them repaired or replaced than it would be with marble or granite.
Sealing your concrete countertops is extremely important, especially if you want your concrete to last well beyond a few years. While concrete on its own is relatively reliable and durable, adding a sealant to it will only increase its durability and decrease the probability for it to scratch or crack. We recommend sealing your concrete after it's been dried completely, and maintaining its sealant over the years of its use. A sealant is inexpensive and can actually save you money in the long run on maintenance and repairs. Sealed concrete has always proved to be more dependable than unsealed concrete, so we offer sealing services that make it easier for you to maintain and clean your concrete countertops throughout the years.
Another thing that makes concrete countertops a great investment for your home is that they're incredibly resistant to heat and pressure. This means that you can trust in your concrete countertops when you're cooking, cleaning, and attempting to host your family or friends for gatherings. They're not easy to scratch nor will they stain easily if they've had a sealant added to them. This means that you don't have to think twice about putting hot pots or pans on the surface of the countertops, spilling drinks, or making messes. Concrete countertops have easily proven to serve your host of needs in the kitchen and in other rooms, offering the same strength you require for everyday use. Find out much more details about our company.