While many people know that a concrete worktop is a beautiful addition to any kitchen, not that many are aware of the benefits that they offer.
The characteristics of concrete are more beneficial when compared to other worktop staples such as Granite, laminate, tile, and engineered quartz. With an abundance of design options available, your concrete worktop can be personalised to suit your specific taste.
You’ll have a choice of unlimited colors, a professional installer such as us, can create a custom edge and cast your worktops in whatever shape or size you would like. This means that instead of having a worktop out of shop like all other homes in the area, yours can be a one-of-a-kind creation. We explain their advantages in more detail.
What are the benefits of concrete worktops?
Concrete worktops are durable.
Concrete doesn’t scratch easily and is impervious to heat, so you don’t need to worry too much about putting a warm pan on the side. This is the sort of practicality you need at home.
Whilst other worktop materials might be worn out in a couple of years, this is not so for concrete. It’s an incredibly durable and long-lasting surface.
Concrete worktops are customisable.
Concrete is so widely used because it can be made into any shape imaginable.
It’s the perfect choice for those who love things to be custom-made. The person who spends a long time choosing their outfit, the person who gets a private number plate, the person who spends time on building the home of their dreams. This is the worktop for them.
The choices are literally unlimited, and while with traditional stone choices like marble and granite might be available in several appearances, concrete can be made to appear in any way imaginable – this is simply not possible with most materials.
You can customise the worktops however you want, this includes rocks, shells, wooden sections, coins, large tiles, board-forming or mosaics. The design is only limited by your imagination. Some people have even gone for fibre optic lights – can be embedded into the
Concrete worktops age and change over time, becoming distinctive.
The amazing thing about the worktop is that it is made from living, changeable material. The concrete takes on different characteristics as time goes on, changing colour and gaining a ‘patina’ which can vary widely in colour over time.
The patina concerns only the outer few millimetres of the surface, it has no effect whatsoever on the construction or durability of the concrete, it is purely aesthetic.
Concrete Worktops improve your home’s value.
It’s widely known that concrete worktops improve a home’s value, as a premium material to have in your kitchen. So, it could even be a good investment for the future if you are thinking ahead to what happens when your time with the property comes to an end.
You can integrate practical items and features, such as drainage boards, trivets, and much more, giving concrete worktops a clear advantage. The ability to create much larger surface areas, without the need for tiles that can trap crumbs, grease and grime is another great point.
Even if that’s in 20 years from now! Concrete worktops will last you many years. Both functionally and aesthetically, and are in fact unlikely to need replacing – ever. Under your normal use, concrete worktops will quite often last the entire lifespan of your home.
Concrete worktops are an eco-friendly choice.
That makes this an environmentally and economically friendly option too. It conserves materials and eliminates waste – it saves you the expense and trouble of removing any outdated and worn worktops.