Polished Concrete Benchtop and Countertops
Polished concrete benchtops and countertops are the latest architectural trends in kitchen and bathroom renovations. They’re aesthetic, natural-looking surfaces that come in a variety of colours. If you’re looking to add this to your home, Ultra Grind is your best choice, with our 20+ years of experience, a team of experts, and cutting-edge machinery.
A long-established concrete polishing business, Ultra Grind has been providing polished concrete countertops for over two decades. We will give you that high-end, professional, polished concrete look, making your kitchen, bathrooms, home bars, or any other area even more beautiful.
Pros of Concrete Benchtops
There are several advantages to choosing concrete as your benchtop material. Concrete is a durable, low-maintenance material that can withstand the elements. It has a long lifespan, and it’s even a more environmentally friendly choice.
Looks Great and Won't Fade
One of the most significant advantages of concrete benchtops is that they don’t fade or discolour. This means that your new countertops will look as good in 10 years as they do now.
Concrete is excellent at resisting moisture damage, making it ideal for areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms where there is lots of water. Concrete can also withstand high temperatures and extreme weather conditions, which makes it perfect for outdoor use. This is especially beneficial if you live in an area with extreme heat or humidity.
A Wide Range of Colours and Finishes
Concrete also comes in various shades such as white, grey, or brown, and you can even add colour pigments to give it a more vibrant look if you want. It’s easy to match your kitchen décor, whether rustic or modern.
Durable & Easy to Maintain
Concrete kitchen benchtops are highly durable and will last a lifetime with proper maintenance. They require little more than occasional cleaning with soap and water or mild detergent. The surface can be finished with a penetrating sealer that will help protect against stains and water damage.
Cons of Concrete Benchtops
Concrete is a material that is highly durable and can be used in both commercial and residential settings. Still, it’s not free of some downsides, pertaining mostly to weight and ease of installation.
Concrete is Usually Heavy
The first con of concrete countertops is that they are heavy. They can be up to 30% heavier than other materials such as granite or marble. This means that they will be challenging to install if you’re doing it yourself. Additionally, support is needed to prevent damage to cabinets, depending on the thickness of your benchtop. However, one can always opt for glass fibre reinforced concrete, which is much lighter.
Can Crack if Installed Incorrectly
Factors like faulty installation, improper curing, or poorly mixed concrete can cause your benchtop to crack. It’s for this reason that concrete benchtop installation should not be a DIY pursuit and is best left at the hands of a professional.
Choose Ultra Grind for Concrete Countertops
When you choose Ultra Grind for your concrete benchtops, you can rest assured you are getting the very best service and results. We provide custom-made concrete benchtops, as well as installation services for both residential and commercial properties.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, yes, concrete benchtops are expensive. They are deemed more costly than laminate and engineered stone countertops. However, they are still less expensive than natural stone like granite or marble. As of this writing, concrete benchtops cost around $65- 150 per square foot, but the artisan’s skill and creativity account for more of this cost than the actual materials.
Yes. Ultra Grind offers professional concrete benchtop countertop design, materials, construction, and installation.
Concrete countertops and benchtops are beautiful, minimalistic, and perfect for modern kitchens. They’re also stunning, like granite counters, and easy to clean like stainless steel. Furthermore, it can be customised with a wide array of colours and shades to match your home décor. Concrete is also as environmental as it is economical.
Concrete has a natural hard-wearing surface and is non-porous, so it is resistant to staining. Additionally, if your kitchen countertop is sealed adequately with penetrating sealers, it will be leaps and bounds more stain-resistant, even to stains as tough as those from coffee, mustard, and wine.
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Concrete benchtops are durable, low-maintenance, and have a unique look that can be customised in many ways to match your décor. If you’re keen on getting one for yourself, Ultra Grind will be more than happy to provide them at prices that are hard to beat. Please fill out the forms on our website and get a quote!