Concrete countertops appeal to people who want something unique, hand-crafted and personalized. Unlike factory-made countertops, concrete countertops are tailor made for each owner, allowing complete customization in color, finish, size, shape and edge detail. They also have a natural, organic look and texture, rather than a synthetic, manufactured appearance. Learn more about the pros and cons of concrete versus other countertop materials.
Concrete countertops can develop minor hairline cracks, but they are usually nonstructural in nature and result from the natural shrinkage of the concrete. Concrete countertop fabricators can prevent most cracks by strengthening the concrete using various reinforcement methods such as fiber reinforcement, rebar and wire mesh (see How Concrete Countertops are Made). While hairline cracks may still occur, no matter what reinforcing method is used, they often add character to the countertop and won’t detract from the appearance. Learn more about concrete countertops and cracks. So let us take a look at 13 pictures stained concrete outdoor kitchen countertops below.
1. Kitchen Photo Outdoor Kitchen Concrete Bar Top
Generally, concrete countertops are no more expensive than granite or marble countertops. If you want to economize, you can have your countertops made with recycled materials and limit the use of custom features such as embedments, integral drain boards, and unique shapes and finishes (see this guide to pricing concrete countertops.) Also keep in mind the long-term value that concrete countertops can offer. With their timeless design and inherent durability, they are unlikely to need replacement.