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Topic by psolver1 posted 09-14-2008 07:51 AM 3931 views 1 time favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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psolver1

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09-14-2008 07:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: counter tops concrete cabinets kitchen bath

Has anyone tried to form their own concrete counter tops. I’m in the process of buying a house and high on the list will be new cabinets and counter tops. I read the Fine Homebuilder article some years back and have mixed more than my fair share of concrete. However I thought I would see if anyone with real experiences would share the pitfalls to watch out for.

-- "man without tools is just a monkey"



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MRTRIM

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09-14-2008 10:52 AM

i remember the article , i read it also , but havent tried it either .

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PaBull

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09-14-2008 05:09 PM

We looked at it for our house, got scared and went with soapstone….
Sorry, can’t help you.

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tenontim

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09-15-2008 02:21 PM

I like the concrete counter tops. I think my brother in law has done one or two. I wanted one for my house, but the wife nixed it for quartz. I believe they would be very durable, but from coloring concrete outside, they mightl fade if you use dark colors and have sunlight on the counter for any long periods of time. Keep us posted.

-- Tim

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gnyce

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09-23-2008 08:25 PM

Yes, I did concrete countertops… for our kitchen, and with a friend for his kitchen (we cast them in his basement). This was back in, roughly, Jan-March of 2008 (forget exact date), so we’ve been using them for a bit. I had even started a blog about it, but let it pass (too much work!). I have some pictures posted, would have advice if you are interested. Pics here (but I dont’ have the finals up, will have to rectify that). I used Cheng’s book mostly for guidance, and did some experimentation of my own…

http://picasaweb.google.com/gknyce/ConcreteCountertop

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PaBull

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09-24-2008 01:18 AM

Thanks Gnyce, i checked out all the pictures, quite impressive and very educational. Thanks for the comment!

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MRTRIM

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09-24-2008 03:38 PM

i agree with bull , thanks for the show n tell great post

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shimmy

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11-09-2008 03:03 AM

I realize this may be a little late but check out dcsurfaces.com.
I’m am going to be trying their products out (acid stained countertops) here in the next month or so.

-- The world asks you one question, did you do your job?

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dustygirl

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11-10-2008 05:58 PM

Just checked out your pictures.That was one huge project.You did a nice job on them.Thanks for posting the pictures.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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kenzaburo

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05-15-2013 01:12 AM

One can also use concrete micro-toppings or overlays to resurface existing countertops or over concrete boards. These overlays are 1/16” thick or 1/8” maximum. The same concrete look, same strength 4000+psi, but without the weight and ensuing structural chalenges. You can even experiment with different water stains, no dangerous acid.
I have installed a Deco-Poz sink and counter in my home, over concrete-boards. One year already of daily use, very durable, no cracks. One happy customer. Not to mention that Deco-poz is a certified green material.

Search for Deco-Poz or Pentimento on google or check out this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_KBrfy-PoQ

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Renovation_Pro

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11-13-2018 09:05 AM

The market is full of professionals these days that look to provide you variety in designs of concrete countertops so that you don’t have to do it yourself.

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