Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rock hard

do you have any experience with 
concrete countertops?

do they wear well?
can you put hot pans on them?

I like this version
thick square edges
and concrete colored
industrial but still organic

you can polish
and inlay designs
(please don't)
except maybe these ridges 

kinda awesome

I like this chalky black surface too

mmm too shiny?

they can make concrete
look like granite
or even wood
but I think
I like the concrete look

concrete sink too?

why not?

this is a bathroom
but you get the idea
this rock is versatile

(and I know it's not a rock)

way too shiny
but cool door
in the background no?

I was thinking the thicker the edge
the better
until I saw this photo
it can get too thick and heavy looking

so what say you?

I need help

I'm asked to help with a 
loft reno
but I don't know much about 
projects with a decent budget

my countertop is a $88
slab of wood from IKEA



  1. A critical piece of information for choosing concrete countertops is that the color/dye must be throughout, not just on the surface. This may seem obvious, but it is not. They can chip easy on the edges/corners, and those chips look horrible when there is a contrast between color and concrete.

  2. Those kitchens are all lovely, so lush and elegant! :)

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  3. I have had concrete counters and a tub surround in my bathroom for about 7 years. I love it, it is indestructible!