Next time you are doing a renovation of your kitchen, you need to consider putting in a custom concrete countertop. A concrete countertop offers you certain benefits you are not likely to get from any other material.
You will see more and more people going for concrete countertops. They tend to retain that sleek and modern look, all the while requiring minimal maintenance since they are heat and stain-resistant, among other traits. Here are some of those benefits.
To begin with, it is scratch and chip resistant. Concrete by nature is dense and hard. You, therefore, will not see it easily chip, not the way materials like quartz, granite or marble do. You thus end up with a great looking countertop for many years to come. It does so no matter how often you use the surface.
It is also heat and stain resistant. It only needs to be properly sealed for it to take the heat off hot pans with ease. That same sealant will ensure that stains do not form on the concrete, no matter how light the finish you chose.
Concrete is also a low maintenance material. It is the choice material when it comes to the construction of sidewalks and parking lots, and with good reason. The fact that it can handle the abuse from such heavy traffic proves it can handle whatever else you throw at it. It only needs to be resealed every two years for it to continue serving you with minimal maintenance needs.
The counter can be finished in any color you desire. For all your kitchen design choices, the countertop will go along with whatever choices you make. There is, therefore, the freedom to pick whatever color you need to whatever section of the kitchen, with the countertop going along with it well.
The surface will improve in its looks over time. Most materials will begin to lose their spark as they age. Concrete tends not to crumble ad discolor with age. It will look even better than before.
There is the ability to get it designed in whatever size you wish. You only need to look at the layout of your kitchen to determine what size and shape of the countertop you prefer. Marble, granite or any other material has to be in a specific size and shape. You can, therefore, do quite a lot with it.
You are assured of its durability. That combination of sand and cement in its construction makes it resistant to scratching and chipping. When you add on the use of the right sealant and adequate maintenance, you have a countertop that will last even longer than the house in which it is built.
Such benefits make it easier for most people to go for a custom concrete kitchen countertop.