If you take a look back in history, concrete has been used for decorative purposes. Concrete continues to be used in and out the house with counter tops topping the list of decorative counter tops use. Among the obvious reason as to why concrete has been largely been accepted in concrete counter tops is the versatility of the material making its application easy and applicable in a variety of ways. Those in the construction industry will agree that many people who are constructing their homes or those that are making some renovations wish to give their homes some uniqueness, the counter tops is a utility that can be used to effect this kind of uniqueness. Concrete is the way to go if you are looking to have exclusivity in the making of counter tops because you not only get to play with color or the texture of the surface but also you can have the installation of some fittings that you want added on the counter top’s surface. Many contractors will want to show their customers that they have skill and what better way is there than to do a custom job on a counter top , that way the concrete counter top can fit into the overall theme of the house. Concrete counter tops require a lot of time and concentration to deliver something that the client will appreciate, a counter top with a lot of detail will take up to two weeks to fully complete. The design, form work and all activities involved to the application of a coat sealer is the amount of labor needed to deliver a concrete counter top. Lately construction companies have come with a way of having cheaper concrete counter top s where if you have a laminate structure in place , the surface is prepared and a cementitious polymer applied to achieve a concrete look alike, it is easier and also less expensive.
Acid stains, the application of overlays, eye catching patterns, the use of iron oxide colorants etc. makes up decorative concrete. When acid comes into contact with minerals that are in the concrete mixture, different colors are created hence giving that beautiful look. Addition of color into concrete should take place before consolidation or after blending in the color hardener. Many will agree that counter surfaces with embedded decorators have a unique look, decorators could be range across a lot of things such as brass, coins, marbles etc.