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Concrete for kitchen benchtops

Concrete is a versatile material that is durable enough to withstand the everyday wear and tear of a typical kitchen environment, while also being highly customisable.
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Like granite and marble, concrete is capable of handling the bumps, spills and scratches that come with cooking in a busy kitchen. But there are plenty of inherent advantages offered by concrete over other materials that make it an ideal choice for use as a kitchen benchtop.

This resource explains that there are numerous creative opportunities offered by the use of concrete. These include an ability to mould and sculpt shapes, plus the option to embed objects in the concrete and stamp patterns and textures in the concrete before it is fully dry.

Concrete still needs to be cared for, so it’s worthwhile remembering that it can flake or chip if subjected to thermal shock. It is also porous, which means it can stain if acidic liquids such as lemon juice and balsamic vinegar aren’t wiped away with a cloth.

Concrete benchtops need to have a high strength level, so attention needs to be paid to the construction mix and technique used. The resource explains everything you need to know about choosing concrete for a kitchen benchtop, including what mix to use and how to go about sealing it for stain protection.  

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This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals who are considering using concrete in their next kitchen project.  

What does it include?

  • Design and styling of concrete
  • Comparison and maintenance
  • Construction mixes and techniques.

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