Concrete Countertops: What Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Jul 31, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Brakur_Concrete_countertopsIf you have been looking on Pinterest or looking in magazines you have probably noticed more homeowners are branching out and using different countertop materials such concrete. Concrete countertops have come a long ways in the past few years, but are not for everyone. They typically work best in an industrial style kitchen.  They are sturdy, beautiful and adaptable.  They are a great way to give your kitchen a unique look and easy to personalize. But! Before choosing concrete countertops over a natural stone there are some things to consider.

Things to Consider

  •       Concrete is different from cement
  •       Not always perfect and uniform
  •       You can add embellishments and your own designs
  •       Long lasting and durable
  •       Heavy like granite and need a subfloor that can support the weight
  •       Restrictions on thickness
  •       Can be expensive running anywhere from $150- $250 a square foot

Concrete countertops tend to be more common in outdoor kitchen because they weather well against the elements of nature.  If you are considering using concrete countertops for your custom Chicagoland kitchen remodel you will want to make sure your designer is aware of this.  There may be additional supports and adjustments that need to be added to your cabinets.  If you are interested in learning more about concrete countertops you can click here for more detail and information.  

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Topics: Chicagoland Custom Kitchen, Countertop Materials, Concrete Countertops, Home Renovation Illinois

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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