Main Menu
  Sponsored Content

Concrete Countertops

 UV Cured Coatings  OSHA  Fiber Optics
 Water-based Sealers  Architectural Concrete
 Reinforcement  Integrally Colored Concrete
Concrete Countertop Overlays are Finding Favor with Homeowners

Applying a countertop overlayDecorative concrete has become increasingly popular with every passing year, and has evolved from primarily flooring products to use in walls, showers and countertops. Because of the increased popularity in decorative concrete, the used of overlays has grown as well and they have a lot of advantages. 

Mille-feuille Bakery & Cafe Concrete Countertop

Dominating the interior of Mille-feuille, a tiny bakery and cafe in New York City's Greenwich Village, is a massive pale beige countertop, all smooth concrete curves and subtle flecks of off-white marble.  Dominating the interior of Mille-feuille, a tiny bakery and cafe in New York City’s Greenwich Village, is a massive pale beige countertop, all smooth concrete curves and subtle flecks of off-white marble. 

 

Marketing and Selling Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops are countertops. They just happen to be made out of concrete.

This should affect your marketing and selling techniques. If you understand how countertops are most commonly and most effectively marketed and sold, you will be much more successful at marketing and selling concrete countertops.

Three Designer Concrete Bar Tops in New England

Concrete Countertop process with metal gear imbedded into curved restaurant concrete bar top.

The only things that can be added to create a standard countertop mix are integral color, a densifier and the know-how acquired through years of decorative experience.

Technology: Recycled Glass Aggregate

From crushed liquor bottles to melted bits and jelly beans, aggregate made from recycled glass is making artisans see green.

Design Ideas: Sports Stadiums Embrace Decorative Concrete

Three of the nation’s most beloved sports franchises - the New York Yankees, Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys - embraced decorative concrete when they built their new homes. 

Refreshing Pool Decks

When offered the chance to help customers relax with cool pool designs, these veteran design crews dove right in.

PVA Fibers
Cheng Design's NeoMix for Concrete Countertops

Cheng's NeoMix was used to make this display for an upscale shoe boutiqueThe NeoMix system, from Cheng Design, makes it easy to create beautiful countertops. The system includes admixtures, custom-developed pigments, water reducers, semi-precious aggregates, sealer, wax, and finishing pads and tools.

Photo courtesy of Cheng Desgin

A Leather-look Concrete Fireplace in Modesto, Calif.

Leather look fireplace reflecting light

Twelve feet high when stacked and installed, the black panels on either side of the center were poured against fabric. They look somewhat like roughened metal or steel.

Concrete Countertop Design Competition: Cast-in-place that looks precast
Unique Challenges of using UV-Cured Concrete Coatings

Coatings that cure when exposed to ultraviolet light pose unique challenges for artisans and contractors, but the performance and cure speed of these materials may make them worth it.Coatings that cure when exposed to ultraviolet light pose unique challenges for artisans and contractors, but the performance and cure speed of these materials may make them worth it.

Concrete Clad Bar Looks Like Upholstered Leather Sofa

upholstered bar sofa designAt first glance, you’d think you were looking at a distinguished upholstered bar done in a style that many attribute to a sofa designed for the fourth earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope (1694-1773), that featured the now iconic buttoned leather look.

Wood you believe it?
Distinctively Styled Concrete Countertops

Artistic concrete countertop - Pennsylvania artist Robert Stadnycki has excelled in a number of media: textiles, painting, furniture. Last year, he tried decorative concrete for the first time, collaborating with SunWorks, Etc. LLC to craft three countertops in his distinctive style for a kitchen in Ellicott City, Md. Pennsylvania artist Robert Stadnycki has excelled in a number of media: textiles, painting, furniture. Last year, he tried decorative concrete for the first time, collaborating with SunWorks, Etc. LLC to craft three countertops in his distinctive style for a kitchen. 

Spring 2010

Concrete Decor, Vol 3, No 1

Concrete Countertop Casting: Which Method is Best for the Job?

Casting concrete countertopsConcrete is a fantastic material with which to work and design. It is one of the few building materials we can create and control to suit our wants and needs. Mix design, reinforcing technique and casting method are interrelated and influence everything from performance, cost and ease of fabrication to aesthetics and transportability.

NeoMix D-FRC from Cheng Concrete

Born out of frustration with the long learning curve for mastering GFRC, Cheng Concrete’s NeoMix D-FRC is designed to not only shorten that learning curve for contractors, but also to outperform traditional GFRC in regards to flexural strength and abrasion resistance.

Spring 2009
How to Create a Shower Bench out of Concrete

Originally designed for a shower bench installation, this striking river-themed countertop application features a dazzling blue-colored mix with glass aggregate and gorgeous river stone detailing.Originally designed for a shower bench installation, this striking river-themed countertop application features a dazzling blue-colored mix with glass aggregate and gorgeous river stone detailing.

Nashville Dinner Theatre, Nashville, Tenn.

The historical structure that now houses the Nashville Dinner Theatre has always attracted attention. During Prohibition times, people slyly used a tunnel in the building to transport alcohol to area nightclubs. Today, it attracts crowds for its dinner shows and performances by local vocalists.

Success With Concrete Countertops: Choosing the Right Diamond Pads

Justin Burd and Nathan Smith, Set In Stone Concrete Design House

Concrete coffee table by Justin Burd. Natural wood inlays in perpendicular patter cross at one end. Concrete trivet sits on top of a round concrete table.

Decorative concrete bars and concrete countertops are “anticlimactic” to many concrete contractors. Many concrete contractors continue to push the limits of what concrete can do as a medium by creating good design and shapes that are not often seen within the decorative concrete industry.

The Playful Vibe of Crafted Tide Pool Stones

Concrete tide pool stones

Decorative concrete wizard Tom Ralston is a familiar name to Concrete Decor readers for his elaborate, multifaceted homes and backyards.

But there’s another side to Ralston’s work: the wildly creative stuff that’s almost pure fun. Photos courtesy of Tom Ralston Concrete

The Brick on Trosper, Tumwater, Wash.

A job that began with a mere 80 square feet of overlay snowballed into a decorative concrete transformation — complete with faux hollow tree — for this restaurant and bar.

  Advertisement












Top