Concrete Countertops

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Concrete Countertops

Postby Saffles » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:51 pm

Hi All,

Was wondering if anyone here has any experience with using colored concrete for the countertops. I have a lot of counter area and cannot find granite at a reasonable price.

Thanks,

Mark
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Re: Concrete Countertops

Postby pipoz » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:36 pm

Saffles wrote:Hi All,

Was wondering if anyone here has any experience with using colored concrete for the countertops. I have a lot of counter area and cannot find granite at a reasonable price.

Thanks,

Mark


You will need a lot of White Cement, ideally White Washed Sand and a Light Colored Quartz Aggregate, plus the Dry Pigment

What color are you trying to achieve.

Also try kiwimartin, he used a green colored render on his build (Ko Phangan Coconut Build) , so he may have some ideas

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Re: Concrete Countertops

Postby Saffles » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:34 pm

Phil,

I will go for a grey color, almost concrete color. Will ask the local moulding shop... They make everything out of concrete; they will do my door/window arches.

Just wondering if anyone had long-term experience with it.

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Re: Concrete Countertops

Postby pedro12 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Saffles,

Yes, they'll surely cost you a lot less but you can face many issues regarding material durability and it does starts to have holes in them if excessive amount of water being used, But that isn't the whole story, I've heard and seen in many others forums that they can also be proved to be very durable and beautiful if done with some custom efforts and great coatings, also I think epoxy paint does a great job over them but getting that much durability and appearance can cost you a good amount.
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