What is a concrete countertop?
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Simply so, are concrete countertops better than granite?
Both granite and concrete are more heat-resistant than laminate countertops or even surfaces such as quartz. However, placing a hot pot directly on a concrete countertop can damage the sealant that protects it from stains and spills.
One may also ask, are concrete countertops a good idea? Concrete makes for a very durable and long-lasting surface. The surface is easy clean-up and maintain, provide regular sealing is done. Concrete countertops generally improve real estate value as a "premium" material.
Keeping this in view, are concrete countertops cheaper than granite?
CONCRETE COUNTERTOP COST COMPARISON Typically, concrete is more expensive than tile, synthetic solids or laminate, about the same price as engineered quartz or granite countertops and less expensive than marble.
What is the best concrete to use for countertops?
QUIKRETE® Countertop Mix (No. 1106-80) is a specially formulated flowable high-strength concrete mix for pre-cast and cast-in-place concrete countertop applications.
- Super-plasticizer additive provides a flowable mix at low water/cement ratio.
- High-flow formula minimizes the need for mechanical vibration.