Kitchen concrete countertops, and how to fix them
Some Homeowners Really, Really Hate Concrete Countertops.
Installing concrete counters is a sure way to infuse your home with a rustic yet industrial feel that’s at once trendy and unfussy. Concrete is susceptible to stains and scratches that’s because the porous substance can absorb liquids and even bacterial growth, which is why it’s incredibly important to seal the surface upon installation. In theory, sealing will make your counters stain, scratch- and heat-resistant.
1. They require some maintenance. Whether you love or hate the “worn in” look, you should know how best to care for your counters. It is recommended that you reseal your counter every one to three years. Avoid abrasive cleaners and scrubbers that can damage sealer. To prevent stains, use cutting boards and clean up messes quickly. Wax countertops monthly once sealed to prevent stains.
2. Concrete can crack.
Are you frightened at the thought of a hairline fracture? That’s a risk that comes along with concrete countertops. Of course, you can prevent cracks to a certain extent by adding fiber reinforcement, steel bars, and wire mesh. If after this, it cracks because of pressure or the natural settling of the house. Thankfully, they’re usually not super noticeable and pretty easy to repair.
3. They’re a big investment.
Concrete countertops are not cheaper, they are big investment. Concrete counters are an artisan product that come with higher labor costs. Try this and let me know how it goes