Concrete Kitchen Countertops and Floors are Growing in Popularity both for Aesthetics and Costs Reasons
By Mark J. Donovan
||For the average homeowner when the word concrete is said relative to the construction of their home they think about foundations, basement slab floors, patios and driveways. However, today concrete is being used as a substitute for other materials in the home. In particular, concrete is more frequently being used for the construction of such things as concrete kitchen and bathroom countertops and even finished floors.
It shouldn’t be so surprising that home builders and homeowners are turning to concrete for building concrete kitchen countertops and backsplashes. With the help of customized forms, concrete kitchen countertops can be shaped into any continuous and seamless form.
In addition, when combined with other elements such as inlay glass tiles a concrete kitchen countertop and backsplash can look absolutely stunning. Moreover when color tints are added to the concrete mixture nearly any shade of color can be achieved with the kitchen countertop, providing bright or warm traditional color tones to the kitchen.
One additional advantage of using concrete floors in the kitchen is that radiant floor heating can be integrated into the concrete kitchen floor to enable toasty warm floors.
So before deciding on your new kitchen countertop material, make sure to take a closer look at concrete. Not only will you be surprised with what can be done with it, you’ll also be surprised how affordable it is over other countertop materials.
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