Looking for concrete countertops examples and ideas? Here is part one of a series of 95 pictures to give you some great ideas for your bathroom or kitchen. Tough and very reliable a concrete countertop keeps getting further into today’s modern home designs. Concrete is finding it’s way as a kitchen and bathroom countertop surface more than ever. For the average countertop, concrete is poured in very large seamless 1.5 inch thick section and is mostly always poured in place. Cost ranges from approximately $55 to $130 per square foot for all supplies needed. Concrete countertops photo gallery part two here. You may also be interested in how to make concrete countertops.
Concrete Countertop Ideas And Examples!
The cost of a concrete countertop is figured by the level of creativity that is needed. Concrete countertops are usually designed by architects and homeowners that want an exclusive one of a kind look. Because of the varying factors the cost of countertops can vary from $55 to $130 usually.
There are a few items that add to the cost of concrete countertops:
2″ or thicker concrete
Integral draining boards
Custom countertop edges
Custom back splashes
General overview of how concrete countertops compare in pricing to other countertop materials:
Best for good low price performance. Mimics high end counter material.
BAD – Easily cut and abraded. Non-repairable. Most show seams.
Price $18 to $28 per sq. ft. installed.
SOLID SURFACING COUNTERTOP
Best for versatility. Lots of colors. No seams. Easy repair for small nicks.
BAD – Cuts and abrades easily. Cost can equal granite.
Price $36 to $85 per sq. ft. installed.
Best for being most exclusive.
Can be tinted any possible color and can include marble chips.
BAD – Pricey and damage prone. Quality will vary.
Price $55 to $130 per sq. ft. installed.
Best for counters dedicated for food preparation. Easy to install and repair.
BAD – Cuts, scrapes and dings easily, requiring frequent refinishing.
Price $33 to $60 per sq. ft. installed.