Frequently asked questions
Why would I want concrete counter tops?
Probably the biggest thing that sets concrete countertops apart from all the other options available is the high level of customization that is possible, it is simply unmatched among solid surface countertops. You can literally have any color you want or any shape or embed you can think of. Not only that, but despite being concrete, or maybe because of it, there is something truly intrinsic about concrete countertops, they just feel right. Contrary as it seems, concrete counters seem more natural to us than granite. Maybe it is because we see concrete every day of our lives, from the moment we step out our door until we venture home, concrete is all around us; it is an integral part of our lives. The first time you see concrete countertops, you will find yourself looking at all the different features and textures secreted away within the surfaces. Many people don't even know they are concrete and are fascinated when you tell them. And unlike other types of counters, concrete counters are timeless and won't be out of style in 10 or 15 years. They not only add beauty to your home or business, but can also help increase the value of your home.
How much do they cost?
Pricing is similar to mid-range to high-end granite depending on what style and options you want. Colorado Concrete Countertops will provide you a cost proposal for each project so you know exactly what it will cost before you commit to a job.
Are they hard to take care of?
While most of the time all you need is a wet sponge or towel to wipe them down, when heavier cleaning is required we recommend the use of any quality non-abrasive cleaner. The use of a trivet is recommended, although our sealer is heat resistant to about 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The sealer is highly scratch resistant, but we still recommend the use of a cutting board. Here is an opportunity to make these two conditions a design feature rather than a detraction. You can have integrated trivets placed next to the stove and a removable cutting board molded in at the sink.
I heard concrete counters stain easily.
Colorado Concrete Countertops uses only the highest quality sealers available. For indoor use we offer a virtually stain-proof topical sealer that is available in your choice of matte, satin or gloss finish. It is permanent and does not need to be re-applied. The sealer is impervious to red wines, lemon juice, permanent markers and even harsh chemical cleaners, to name just a few. We also offer a penetrating sealer that is more natural, but still has great stain and scratch protection, and is easily repairable.
Do you offer a guarantee?
Colorado Concrete Countertops offers a one-year guarantee against structural cracks and sealer delamination.
If you have any other questions or just want to chat about concrete countertops, please call or email us through our Contact Us page. We just love to talk about concrete!