An Alternate Countertop Forming Method Now Available

Concrete Countertops edge form to make concrete countertop forming easier.

Ed Baldoni, founder and owner of Concrete Countertop Solutions, came up with the idea for Z-Counterform about five years ago. “I thought there had to be a better way to form concrete countertops,” he said.

He’s thinks he’s found one. Concrete Countertop Solutions has developed an alternative countertop form that will help create cast-in-place countertops with a variety of edge styles. Z-Counterform reduces labor time and doesn’t require any double-sided tape or drilling into kitchen cabinets.

What’s more, the form is made out of a proprietary blend of PVC, which results in a concrete edge that looks and feels polished when the form is removed. “If you use a polystyrene form, it will leave an unwanted impression on the concrete edge. With Z-Counterform you are left with an edge that appears perfectly smooth,” Baldoni says. “Plus, it will save you a ton of labor.”

To use Z-Counterforms, simply place them on 1/2-inch cement backer board, fit the forms to the edges and back walls, and screw down the tabs. Caulk can be used to ensure a leakproof form.

Then the system is ready for pouring. Once the concrete has cured, simply snap off the forms, leaving the tabs under the concrete. “The way Z-Counterform is designed, it just breaks off and you’re done,” Baldoni says.

Because the PVC is 3 mm thick, the form won’t warp or twist when under pressure from the concrete.

Five different form options are available: Square Edge, Double Fancy, Fancy Edge, Full Bullnose and Half Bullnose. In addition, there is a back-wall angle form to prevent concrete from adhering to a wall, plus a reusable rubber faucet knockout. Sink kits with 1-inch or 2-inch radius corner pieces will be available soon.

Each form option is packaged with 64 lineal feet (8 pieces) of edge form and 48 lineal feet (6 pieces) of back-wall angle form.

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