For as long as concrete has been around, people have been finding new and interesting ways to work it into architecture. The most popular feature being the concrete countertop, which first started by merely taking the same bag mix that was used to make your driveway. The interior design industry has been transformed by using concrete inside, and not just outside.
Building a concrete countertop is no longer just pouring it into a stationary mold that was right where you wanted it, then removing the mold to reveal your new piece. Concrete countertops have evolved into an ever changing and progressing industry. With the use of new products and techniques, we can now make concrete countertops that are lightweight and stronger than normal concrete. Sealing the concrete aids in preventing mildew from various food and liquids by penetrating the stone, protecting from water and stains.
What typically took weeks, can now take 4 hours with the use of high early strength concrete, at half the weight of normal concrete. In addition, Pacific Rock and Concrete Design can custom your concrete countertops with various textures, tones of colour and shape. Today, it is possible to make a concrete countertop in very little time and make it lightweight enough to carry into your jobsite with very little effort!
Concrete countertops can now be customized with different aesthetic surfaces including:
- Smooth ‐ A smooth surface in appearance
- Textured ‐ Various textures that enhance the tone and feel of your concrete countertop
- Hand-packed ‐ Hand pressed concrete pressed into forms, which creates an aged look similar to natural stone
- Ground ‐ This process involves hand grinding the concrete to reveal the natural aggregate of the stone
With the evolution of concrete products, you can now customize your countertops for any room. Now your kitchen, bathrooms, recreational and commercial work areas can showcase feature pieces of furniture and durable work surfaces, customized to your personal tastes and style. Pacific Rock and Concrete Designs will work with you to bring your designs to life, from the drawing stage through to installation.