Concrete Countertop Style and Design Options

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Jan 01, 2011 | Networx Team
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The options are seemingly endless when designing your concrete countertop. That is just one reason why you should hire an experienced concrete artist or contractor to help you with all of the various design elements. From color to shape to edge and more, the choices can be overwhelming. Here are some popular style and design ideas that many homeowners choose. View additional images by clicking on any of the links below. Looking at pictures is the best way for you to get an idea of what type of concrete countertop you want to design.

Two popular countertop styles are veined and terrazzo:

Veined

Veined countertops usually have colored or white veins running through the concrete. The finished countertop looks like marble and it's truly gorgeous. Different pigments can be added to create the color of your choice. A clear sealant is commonly used to finish off the top.


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Terrazzo

Terrazzo countertops usually cost more because they are more labor intensive. Terrazzo countertops contain small chips of glass or colored stone to create a textured appearance. Pigments can also be added to this type of countertop.


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Edges

Edges can turn an ordinary concrete countertop into a personalized and unique top. There are many edging types available, from straight to round to customized edges. Form liners are another option; they are simply inserts that can be placed into a mold before it has been poured. Once the concrete is placed into the mold, the form displaces the concrete and a custom edge or design results. View an image of a countertop made using a form liner. Bull-nosed and chipped-faced are popular edges. View additional edge profiles.

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Shape

You can design a unique shape for your concrete countertops — the options are endless, as are most design choices involving concrete.


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