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Learn about Concrete Countertop

Concrete Countertop

Countertops made of concrete are typically 1 to 2 inches thick, in any shape or size using custom formwork. When pouring the countertop, ceramic or glass can be inlayed into the surface to produce patterns or images. Once the concrete is cured, it is polished and finished with concrete stain to produce colours and patterns.

Look for concrete with a high content of recycled material and fly ash and seek local concrete producers for lower transportation distance. Constructing concrete countertops can be labour intensive:

Concrete is very durable, only requires a minimal finish, and requires little maintenance. On the down side, concrete takes a lot of energy to produce, and its production emits high greenhouse gases. But once it is installed and cured, there are no off-gassing emissions in your home.

Mortar, a cement made of heated lime, sand, and water, that hardens over time with exposure to air, was first made over 7,000 years ago in the Middle Eastern region. Mortar was an early precursor to cement, which is a key component of modern concrete.