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missangela missangela 9 years
my boyfriend and i have concrete countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. yes they look great, but they STAIN SO BADLY!!!! we have so many stains that we can't do anything about. once i left a tiny piece of pad thai on the counter for like an hour or so and it stained from the oil. and my boyfriend left his glass of margarita on the bathroom counter once and that left a ring stain. i hate the fact that i have to be cautious of what i leave sitting on the kitchen counter. you're supposed to be allowed to be messy in a kitchen!!! anyway, i recommend NOT getting concrete counters. they're very expensive, heavy as hell and of course the staining factor.
karazzies karazzies 9 years
I came across this short article that talked about concrete countertops that I thought would share. There's some good comments below for those thinking about DIY projects. http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Countertops-for-the-Kitchen---Solid-Surfa/
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
my roommate talks about wanting concrete countertops (done in a green way of course - well, as much as possible) in our future home, but i am just not sold on the idea... although i love the pictures with the sinks blending in with the countertops a lot! i really don't know what material i'd want for a ocuntertop. i am not into granite or anything like that - all that stone for MY kitchen? i couldn't live with the guilt!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I've seen these before and am considering it for my own house some where down the line....
gossipslut gossipslut 9 years
I heard they stain REALLY badly if you aren't quick to clean up/seal them regligously. One dinner party and a bottle of red wine later would be aweful!
gossipslut gossipslut 9 years
I heard they stain REALLY badly if you aren't quick to clean up/seal them regligously. One dinner party and a bottle of red wine later would be aweful!
gossipslut gossipslut 9 years
I heard they stain REALLY badly if you aren't quick to clean up/seal them regligously. One dinner party and a bottle of red wine later would be aweful!
freshpink freshpink 9 years
I recently had the pleasure of getting to visit the Ann Sacks tile showroom in SF. Our tour guide was a wealth of knowledge. He touched on the concept of concrete countertops and flooring and mentioned that he has a client that has them in her kitchen. He said she has to reseal them on a monthly basis! That's high maintenance, if you ask me. But to be fair, many countertop surfaces can create similar problems, such as tiles and natural stone surfaces that also react to acids, etc. I've got bamboo countertops and they are difficult, as well.
pitterpatterson pitterpatterson 9 years
I lived in a house that had a beautiful concrete island in the kitchen...but it was the biggest pain in the butt. Any sort of acid, be it from fruit, fruit juices, certain vegetables, etc. stained it. And, in a kitchen, that just doesn't fly. Even if you USE a cutting board, there is spillage. Not to mention that every grocery bag, product label, etc. bled onto it and wouldn't come off. I think it is too porous for a high-use area, but you can do some amazing stuff with it, design wise.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
This is really interesting, and looks so good! I left the slow cooker on my counter in my new place, and the counter actually cracked under it. :eek:
WisMiss WisMiss 9 years
Re never worrying about using a cutting board, the countertops may be impervious to damage, but cutting on them would ruin the edge on your knives.
WisMiss WisMiss 9 years
Re never worrying about using a cutting board, the countertops may be impervious to damage, but cutting on them would ruin the edge on your knives.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
oOOO very nice!i think i would like it in my home! :)
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
oOOO very nice! i think i would like it in my home! :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Those actally look pretty nice! I'm a huge fan of granite (my home HAD to have them) but I could definatly go with concrete too!
mbkosel mbkosel 9 years
I used to house sit for a friend who had concrete counter tops. It was beautiful! I never worried about a cutting board and clean up was so easy. It was a little heavy and bulky looking so probably not for every kitchen. But if it fits in your home, it is quite nice
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I just have to note that be very careful and research who you have put in your concrete countertops. My mom had it done about 5 years ago, and the woman didn't really know what she was doing and wreaked her countertops.
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