Countertop Alternative: Concrete

Although still a niche product, concrete countertops are a solid alternative to more traditional surfaces

By Meghan Stromberg, Senior Editor | December 31, 2002

 

A cast-in copper accent plate personalizes this countertop made by Chicago-based Soupcan Inc. Subtle or bold hues, patinas, various textures and aggregates are among the options for creating original designs.

 

Although still a niche product, concrete countertops are a solid alternative to more traditional surfaces. They're desired for their handcrafted nature and creative possibilities.

Jim Peterson, president of The Concrete Network (www.concretenetwork.com), a resource on concrete that includes design ideas and contractor listings, says his client base of concrete artisans has grown from about a dozen to more than 100 in two years.

Cindy Hamm, owner of the Ultimate Edge in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, says, "Many customers love the fact that their countertops will never be like anyone else's. Because mine are poured in place, they are one of a kind."

 

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