Molding Concrete into Countertops

Molding Concrete into Countertops

Written by nick

Topics: Furniture & Counters

A friend of mind with Cabinets by Graber just shared some pictures with me of a project we completed last year. Cabinets by Graber was back at the job site to get pictures, videos and to see how everything was working out. This has been my first time seeing the project since installing and I am happy to see the kitchen is looking very sharp.

Nick Dancer

dancerconcrete.com

Close up shot of the integral concrete sink cast into the concrete surface. Sink mold from CreteMolds.com

The sealer chosen for your countertops can make or break a project. The sealer we use requires some very intensive application and preparation but I feel it is really worth it. This picture is of the top after over a year of use.

This island is just about 11′ long. It was important to cast additional reinforcement in the concrete to make sure this top was very strong for transportation and installation. Concrete Countertop Supply was very helpful in reinforcement procedures.

A large window past the sink and side windows allow natural light to fill the room.

This shot almost shows the entire kitchen. Over 130 sq. ft. of countertops were installed for this new home.

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  1. Zach Evans says:

    Great work Nick! Integral sinks can be a real design challenge, especially when a client wants to continue a color into the bowl. In general, have the countertop color selections increased in the past year or two?

    • nick says:

      Hey Zach, Thanks for the comment. Integral sinks can be difficult especially on a larger piece such as this. Things like weight distribution and support are key to long-term performance. Coloring for concrete countertops seems limitless as we can use integral colors, dyes, or stains. The topical applications such as stains or dyes would be more difficult to continue into the bowl. On this project we added color by useing varying degrees of white pigment integrally into the concrete while it was being poured. This allowed a nice movement of color into the bowl and continuing onto the countertop surface.

  2. This looks amazing Nick! I’m a little confused how this was achieved.. was this done offsite then imported like a regular bench top or was it all moulded on site? I’m in the concrete polishing business but i’m always looking to expand my services. This looks real interesting and possible the way of the future as concrete is becoming more and more popular with modern design.

    • nick says:

      This was done off site in our shop and then transported into place just like other countertop methods. I find that with precast you have much more design flexibility and control over the mix. On site countertops are messy and require many trips to the job site to make.

      Nick

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