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Old 04-27-2019, 08:25 AM   #1
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Concrete Countertops - Are they a good idea?


We are remodeling our kitchen and have a contractor who can do concrete countertops. It's a way to save some money from other solid surfaces and I personally like the variance and look of concrete and from what I've seen they still hold up really when sealed properly even if they do require a bit of maintenance like rewaxing or sealing periodically. But my wife is less enthusiastic. She says she's read about them being higher maintenance and being able to stain easily. And that people who like them most like how they get a natural patina over time with use. I'm aware of these potential issues, but once again, I'm under the impression that if sealed properly when made and then waxed periodically you shouldn't have issues very often. Anyone installed them before? What's been your experiences with them? Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:26 AM   #2
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Oh, and as an idea, I thought maybe if we added some concrete dye that's black it may help them darken a bit, and also help them be more resistant to any staining, or more resistant to showing a stain that is
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It's concrete so it's just like a driveway or patio made out of concrete with regard to staining and changing color. Personally, I wouldn't have concrete counters but there a lots of people who've done it and love them.
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