Everything you should know about concrete countertop
Concrete countertops are currently very popular in interiors where they are a very important finishing element, most often in kitchens and bathrooms. Taking into account the essence of these rooms, architectural concrete countertop should not only have specific features, but also perform certain functions. Bearing in mind the questions that you most often direct to us, we decided to prepare an entry that will help to clarify some issues related to concrete countertops.
What is the standard thickness of a concrete countertop?
The minimum thickness that we recommend for a standard concrete countertop is 30mm, but bearing in mind the importance of its durability, we suggest betting on larger formats. Of course, depending on your needs, we can create a custom-made element, tailored to a specific project.
Is it possible to prepare meals on concrete table top? What if I stain it?
Impregnated ConcreAte concrete countertops are certified for contact with food, making the preparation of meals safe for our health. In addition, the preparations used perfectly protect the surface of the concrete, against the ingress of various substances and dirt, making the structure remains intact and looks consistently excellent. Remember that concrete does not react well with any acid, so it is important to avoid spilling lemon juice, vinegar or any product with an acidic PH. Also, avoid leaving spilled red or white wine and oily substances on your countertop surface for long periods of time. This also applies to all fruits and vegetables. Clean the countertop immediately after any of the above situations with a concrete protectant.
Is it possible to place hot dishes on the concrete worktop or to cut something directly on the surface ?
Placing hot pans or pots on concrete countertops is not advisable. Although the material is very resistant to heat, there is a risk of damage or discoloration of the chemicals used. At this point we can recommend visually attractive saucers made of stainless steel, brass or copper.
Will my concrete countertop be the same uniform color or will there be color variations over time?
Imperfections in concrete are an integral part of the beauty and natural look of this product and its use over time. Based on feedback from our customers, we can say that most rely on concrete, precisely because of its naturalness, which stands in opposition to the often cold and unchanging smoothness of some products on the market.
How should I clean my concrete countertops?
What you should keep in mind first and foremost is to avoid abrasives and sharp sponges. To clean your countertop, we suggest using warm water with a mild detergent such as dishwashing liquid or any PH neutral cleaner. There are also concrete protectants on the market that leave a protective film on the surface. Wondering why you should consider using concrete countertops instead of pieces made of another material? Concrete countertops are very functional and versatile, and their appearance, will fit perfectly into both a traditional interior and a more modern one. When deciding on a concrete countertop, you don’t have to choose gray. Concrete countertops can be produced in practically any color. Especially desirable in recent times is the white countertop, which provides a clean look that is appreciated by many homeowners. If you are betting on natural and environmentally friendly materials that are also durable and versatile, consider using concrete and contact our consultant to help you make your final decision.