Have you ever thought of using concrete for more than just your floors and walls? Did you know that concrete can also be used to make incredible countertops? Well, that is absolutely true. Concrete countertops have been a growing trend amongst new homeowners for their kitchen, bathrooms, and anywhere they would want them. As well just as with any other concrete surface, there are so many possibilities when it comes to their design, look, and feel. Concrete countertops are great for those seeking a modern look and can even work well with a more rustic natural look for many homes and offices. No matter your reason, concrete countertops are the best choice for your space.
How To Make Concrete Countertops Mold
Just like with any other form of concrete, a form must be made to hold the concrete as it cures. This is done separately and with the countertops poured upside down. We can even add finishes to the surface and different mixes of concrete to get you a smooth, shiny surface to your polished concrete. However, before we can even build the mold, we must carefully take measurements of your cabinets or whatever space the countertops will be sitting on to ensure a perfect fit. As well any details you may want as part of your concrete counters will be added in this stage as well if necessary, for the mold making process.
Once the molds have been made and are appropriately sealed to prevent leaking it is time to mix up your concrete. Again, this will vary in complexity, depending on what your desired finish is. However, at the most basic one mix will suffice. After we get the mix thoroughly blended together, and at the right consistency, we begin by laying the topping layer. This is to ensure that the top of your concrete countertop is as smooth as possible. After the first layer has had some time to set but not entirely, we will add some reinforcement to the concrete with either wire mess or fiberglass. This is to ensure that your concrete countertops stay strong from daily use for many years to come as concrete on its own is not the strongest when it comes to flexible strength. Once the reinforcement is added, we can finish up with the rest of the concrete.
After the concrete has been poured an essential step in both stages is to knock away any bubbles. The mold will be agitated to force bubbles to the surface and what will be the bottom of your counter. If any do remain at the bottom is it not a big deal as you will not see it. This is also done to ensure that your concrete is durable as bubbles can weaken the integrity of a concrete slab.
After the concrete has had time to cure the mold is removed and the concrete added to your cabinets. We can also do further finishing with a grid or polish, and as always, your concrete surfaced will be sealed to help it last even longer. Find out much more details about our company.