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Old 01-20-2011, 08:49 PM   #31
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Awesome thread. I wanted to make concrete countertops by my wife vetoed the idea and we went with corian instead.

I bought this book, which seems to have enough details on the process, though I never did it:

http://www.tauntonstore.com/concrete...ng-070599.html

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:58 PM   #32
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Millertyme, looks really great! I just got done making a white concrete counter with inlaid glass as a vanity top for my bathroom. Now a friend wants me to make her a tan one for her bathroom. I was just wondering, what was your final "recipe" for the concrete mix?

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Old 02-10-2011, 07:51 PM   #33
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here's what i used for 1 cubic ft

50lbs of all purpose sand
45lbs of pea gravel (3/8 and smaller)
32lbs of white portland (tough to find around here)
8lbs of vcas pozzolans
20-30lbs of optimum 380 premium superplasticizer
40-50ml c-64 defoaming and densifying admixture
10 lbs of water
150g pva 8m fibers
5 ounces of tan mortar color (next time i will use concrete dye that is less concentrated)
3/8" rebar
200g silver flakes and 200of gold flakes for some sparkle
eap sealer by kinloch usa (awesome stuff well worth the money)
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:36 PM   #34
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I am knee deep in the concrete countertop project myself. I have been using a quikrete countertop concrete product. I have been very happy using the one bag has it all, process. I've just made a four bag pour mixing all four bags by using the "flip" method. (One bag at the a time) Get a mixer!!! This is my biggest countertop. I've had no problems with the mud drying out at all. I've been able to find fairly good consistency in the color using slurry with color. I have not had good luck with consistent color adding color while mixing concrete. (Using dark).


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