Concrete bathroom countertops are a popular choice for bathroom designers and new home builders. Concrete countertops are made by mixing cement, aggregates, color pigments, acrylics & fillers together & are versatile & very durable.
The Cost Factor
In price terms, Concrete bathroom Countertops comes in middle level. Simple Concrete Bathroom countertop comes in the range of $55-$60 a sq ft while custom concrete countertop, fabricated on site, with difficult inlays and pigments comes in the range of $180 – $200 a sq ft.
Color & Design opportunities
Concrete countertops provide a near endless palette of color options. Many concrete countertops are mixed with aggregates, glass or marble to create a “Terrazzo” effect.
Concrete bathroom countertops are fully customizable and can be made in a variety of shapes and/or forms & can be designed to have inlaid sinks, drains and trivets built directly into them.
Concrete is porous material & needs to be sealed with epoxy or a sealer of some sort. Homeowners should treat their concrete counters every 6 to 9 months with a liquid wax to extend the life of your countertop.
Concrete counters are affected by heat & also susceptible to cracking & ageing over a period of time.
Construction & Installation
Concrete countertops are manufactured in two ways either by pre-casting the concrete slabs at the manufacturer or on site by the installer themselves.
Environment & Health impact with concrete countertops
Concrete countertops can be a viable green choice as its properties can include a majority of recycled aggregates such as post consumer glass, stone or fly-ash.
If one is tired of the ordinary and ready to walk on the wild side & experiment, concrete counters offer a very exciting choice among countertops. Though not as popular as granite or solid surface countertops, concrete countertops with their versatility, durability and unique styling options can add wonders to your bathroom.