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Concrete Countertops

Today, market is overfull with offers for producing countertops of different materials, like marble, stone, concrete or cements countertops, etc. The main materials used today are natural stone, acrylic stone, laminated chipboard and quartz agglomerate. But every day concrete countertops gain their popularity. To see different variants of сoncrete countertop  and cement ones, visit Concrete Countertop website.

 Today, concrete is a stylish alternative for countertops made of natural stone and quartz agglomerate. According to their properties, concrete countertops are most similar to countertops made of granite, marble and other types of natural stone. However, their cost is much lower. A determining factor in the formation of countertop price is not the material but manual work, individuality of the project, time of manufacture, complex transportation and installation.

 Decorative concrete products are highly resistant to high temperatures, but pans and other hot objects should not be placed on the countertop, as this can lead to damage of a work surface, which in turn cancels terms of Warranty Service Agreement.

Concrete countertops benefits:

-           Color solutions are almost limitless. It is possible both for staining over the entire section, and for surface staining, integration of all kinds of fillers and decorative inserts

-          countertops can be of any shape and size

-          It is possible to produce edges of any kind using different matriхes

-          It is possible to integrate any elements of metal, wood, stone, glass, shells, etc.

-          Concrete is "live" material, with time its strength improves and surface becomes more presentable

-          Concrete excellently tolerates high temperatures, but surfaces treated with a protective coating or wax may require restoration or correction

When using products of decorative concrete, we recommend the following rules:

-          Always use a stand for hot objects.

-          Do not expose products with temperatures exceeding + 100 ° C for a long time.

-          Do not allow aggressive chemical solutions to enter on a surface of the countertop.

-          Do not allow sharp hits with hard and sharp objects on the surface or sides of the product - this can damage or crack the surface.

-          Never cut directly on a countertop, always use cutting dots.

-          Do not use metal wool to clean a concrete countertop. We recommend using tools of non-abrasive surface, i.e. soft sponges.

-          When breaking polishing, we advise you to use a standard polishing paste.

-          Installation of integrated cooking hobs, sinks, dishwashers, gas stoves, etc. should be done strictly in accordance with the instructions for their installation.

 In the process of using countertops in one way or another, scratches will appear anyway, and the size and depth of them depends only on you. You can hide superficial damage yourself, but still, sooner or later, you will need to apply for a second professional polishing, and this is most likely, in the worst case, will happen after 10 years of work.

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