Getting ready to make the ideas for your dream home a reality? With the major floor plan and other layout details well in hand, now you can enjoy choosing the materials you like best for flooring and other finishes and fixtures. Here’s a chance to check your assumptions about what’s great for the kitchen.
Maybe you’re a real foodie and wannabe chef. At any rate, we all spend a good part of every day in the kitchen, so why not make it truly your own when choosing materials? Countertops will be high on the list. Naturally, marble and granite are bound to come to mind—but if you’ve never considered concrete for countertops, read on to discover why it’s both super good looking and supremely functional, too.
3 Great Reasons for a Concrete Countertop:
First: a concrete countertop is versatile. This is because concrete countertops are individually made by artisans and not simply mass produced. This may also be the reason why there are endless possibilities when going with a custom-made concrete countertop. You can have some real fun and even use concrete to create a marble-looking surface.
Unlike other natural stones, concrete can be moulded to form beautiful angles and curves. Aside from adding beauty to your home, concrete countertops can make the kitchen safer for your children by eliminating the sharp corners they can bump into. Whatever, shape, size, color and even thickness you prefer, the possibilities are truly endless with concrete.
Second: a concrete countertop is durable. A concrete countertop doesn’t chip, break or fade easily. With all the materials available to choose from, concrete is superior in terms of durability. It’s virtually indestructible and certainly lasts longer than many other countertop materials.
Concrete countertops can even be used for outdoor kitchens, tables and benches. Concrete can withstand extreme heat, heavy rains and almost any type of damage you can imagine. The proper sealants will add even more to the advantages factor and extend the life of this versatile material.
Third: a concrete countertop is more environmentally friendly. Concrete is a natural material that uses less energy to make. Concrete is also made of renewable materials, unlike granite and marble, for example. That’s just another solid reason to choose a kitchen countertop that really makes sense in today’s more “green” savvy world.
Congratulations on Your Concrete Countertop!
Don’t be afraid to experiment and look at lots of options for a great concrete countertop. Then choose a good bottle of wine. When your new home is complete and your kitchen’s good to go, you’ll toast yourself for going with one of the best possible countertop options. And you’ll have the concrete evidence to prove it.
Greg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.
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