Concrete is a great way to have a modern minimalistic look to your kitchens or bathrooms. With concrete countertops, you get precisely that look. You really can get a lot out of a countertop when using concrete such as the countertop and sink all in one, giving yourself a nice flow to your working surface. Not to mention just like with any other kind of concrete you can do so much in terms of colors and stamped concrete finish techniques. Often concrete countertops fall under the architectural concrete category, and while this is true, they are in much the same way their own thing. Concrete countertops are form and function at its ideal and a perfect match for the modern home or business.
How are They Made?
Before you can have anything done with concrete a critical first step is the creation of a mold. We take measurements of your cabinets that your concrete to be over and build customs molds accordingly. As well, we take into consideration what your desired design is at the end. This is a vital stage in the build of your countertops as they must be perfect for getting that ideal concrete countertop in the end.
After we have the mold done and perfect it is time to mix up the concrete and pour it in gently. When you have a pour that is to be functional and aesthetic air bubbles can be problematic. We have ways of dealing with this, so you never have to worry. If you wish to have the concrete colored in any way during the mixing stage is when we will add the pigments. We ensure that all of our concrete is well mixed because this is vital especially on a surface that will have much use and requires strength. We mix until the concrete gets a peanut butter like consistency. After a layer has been added we want to add a sheet of galvanized wire constructed into a frame to ensure overall strength to your countertop. Concrete may be great at compression strength but not when it comes to flexible strength.
After the concrete has been pour, bubbles dealt with, and dries; we will finish your surface for a long-lasting product. When we seal the surface, we are ensuring that water will not cause untimely damage to your countertops. The concrete will also get a nice grind and polish, so you have a smooth working surface on your bathroom or kitchen countertops.
Concrete countertops are a product that is form and function. This requires a level of expertise to have done right. It would be best if you were sure that the countertops in your home or business are top-quality and will last many years to come without worries. When you hire Arden Concrete Stamping, you are giving yourself this worry-free guarantee. We stand behind every job we do, and you never have to worry about your concrete crumbling when done by us. You are in good hands with our team.