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What’s Great about Z Terra Tint?

More and more people are choosing to use concrete in their homes, both indoors and out, because it offers a decorative quality, versatility, and durability that is hard to compare. So, if you make the decision to use concrete countertops in your own home, then one big choice you will have to make is color. That’s right. You can choose from a variety of different colors thanks to Z Terra Tint. This tint, offered by Concrete Countertop Solutions, is designed for the sole purpose of giving you control of the color in your finished concrete countertops.

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Concrete Countertop DIY Accessories

So, you’re gearing up to get started on installing a new concrete countertop in your kitchen. It’s Concrete Countertop Solutions’ job to make sure you’re ready for it! You probably know that you need more than just a pair of hands and a bag of concrete. So let’s explore some of the concrete countertop products and accessories that will help you pull off this project without a hitch!

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Building and Renovating with Custom Fabricated Designer Concrete

The advantages of custom concrete are renowned when it comes to unique one of a kind concrete creations. Those of us who are passionate about concrete, however, are always looking for new and interesting ways of working with it. So, while concrete countertops and tables of course, are a great way to build or create a working horizontal surface it certainly has applications for vertical surfaces as well. Continue reading

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Where and When to Use a Hand-Crafted Concrete Countertops

- article on behalf of Concrete Countertop Solutions - Clarks Summit, PA

If you are looking for concrete countertop solutions, Z Counterform is one of the best solution providers available. Concrete is a great material for countertops, whether you need industrial or residential solutions. Best of all, Z Counterform specializes in do-it-yourself solutions, meaning you’ll be able to build and design your own countertop.

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Using Concrete Forms to Build Custom Counters

Building a concrete counter top isn’t just for professionals. If you want a do-it-yourself counter top, you have come to the right place. Z Counterform specializes in do-it-yourself solutions. With our premium products, you will be able to produce professional quality concrete counter tops and other materials in no time.

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Concrete is one of the sturdiest and easiest-to-work-with materials around. While practice does indeed make perfect, just about anyone can work with concrete. So if you are building or remodeling your home and are looking for affordable but high quality materials, concrete should be among your top choices. Concrete is a great choice for counter tops and can provide a look and feel comparable to marble and other high-quality materials while costing far less.

We offer a range of concrete counter top forms that will help you craft the perfect concrete counter top. With our high quality forms you will be able to craft professional quality products. At the same time, concrete’s durability and ability to withstand heat and moisture makes it great for kitchens and outdoors. So why not craft your own counter top to your own specifications!

With our stains and other products, you will be able to color and dye concrete to your own specifications. This way, you will be able to choose exactly what your counter tops and other concrete surfaces will look like.

You can also get a form for other things than kitchen counter tops. For example, you might want a concrete shelf to place in front of your fireplace, or you might decide that you want a concrete sink. Z Counterform offers forms for such things and many more.

Coating Your Concrete Counter Top

Creating your concrete counter top is just the first step. Once your counter is formed and cured, we recommend applying a sealant to protect it even further. Concrete is one of the sturdiest building materials around, but certain things including spills can damage it if not sealed correctly.

Liquids and chemicals are perhaps the biggest threat to concrete. Why? Concrete is a porous material, which means that liquids can seep into concrete and leak deep into it. A sealant, such as epoxy, is not porous, however, which means it can protect your concrete from chemicals and other liquids. Epoxy is a resin-based material, meaning that it is very durable and very resistant to liquids and most harsh chemicals.

On top of that, our sealants are very easy to apply. We designed our products with our customers in mind. We know that many people will be using our products to complete work themselves; as such we have designed our products to be especially easy to handle.

Visit:  http://concretecountertopsolutions.com for products and inspiration on your next concrete countertop project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Perfect Counter Top is a Concrete Counter Top

Counters need to be built tough. Knives, hot pans, spills of all sorts, and numerous other things are going to happen on your counter. It doesn’t matter how careful you are, cooking involves a lot of items that could potentially damage a counter top. You might be cutting carrots when the knife slips and the blade goes smashing into the counter. You might drop a saucepan filled with boiling broth, or you might be using heavy industrial kitchen cleaners to keep your kitchen shining. All of these things can and will damage your counter top.

That’s why more and more people are turning to molded cement counter tops. And if you are thinking about some drab gray slab of cement, you should take a moment to check out Encounter’s crafted and honed counter tops. A well-made cement counter top can rival marble in look and feel, while costing less and being able to withstand any punishment your cooking might deal out.

Cement is a Versatile Option

With an Encounter counter top, you can think of the cement itself as the canvass. By using a range of dyes, stains, and molding techniques, professional artisans can make cement look like a lot of different things. Whether you want a counter top that resembles marble, or whether you want the cement to look like wood or stone or anything else, Encounter cement counter tops can meet your needs.

Cement counter tops are perfect for a wide range of applications. If you own a restaurant, you could consider cement counter tops both in your dining room and in your kitchen. Customers will almost certainly appreciate the high quality look and feel of your cement tables. Meanwhile, your cooks and staff in the back kitchen will appreciate how easy it is to keep cement clean and how sturdy the counter tops are.

There are also a variety of sealant options that you can apply to the top of your cement counter top. The enPOXY or enSPARTIC two-component Polyaspartic Aliphatic Polyurea sealants are perfect for protecting your cement counter tops. These sealants are highly resistant to chemicals and will keep any liquids from soaking into your concrete. At the same time, these sealants will add a high quality look and feel to your cement counter tops and will make clean up a cinch.

Encounter concrete counter tops are also a great option for cooking areas outdoors, whether it be at your restaurant or at home. Cement is highly resistant to the elements and can take just about any damage nature can dish out. So make sure you consider such a counter top when building outside.

Encounter products are available through a range of local distributors and dealers. These individual dealers will be able to help you build and mold the perfect counter top. Professional artisans will be able to make a counter top that fits your highly specific needs and will be able to help you select a color scheme that will fit right in with your kitchen. So if you are looking for a sturdy and world-class counter top, consider a cement counter top!

Colors for Concrete Countertops

Give Life to Countertops with Fun Concrete Colors

Home renovation television shows are very popular today. Many people enjoy watching prospective homebuyers search for the right property, then gut it and start all over with a new design. Some of the most interesting renovations occur in kitchens, where there is a desire to install top-of-the-line appliances and create gorgeous sightlines without wrecking an established budget.

If you are in a similar situation, try something new. A great material for countertops is concrete, and now color options are available that can make your design one-of-a-kind, or more like trendy stone materials for a fraction of the cost.

Why Concrete Countertops? 

While granite and marble is very popular, concrete countertops offer a customizable feature that other materials don’t – it can be poured into almost any shape imaginable. Solid stone materials must be cut, which is very expensive when you need a unique size or style. Concrete, on the other hand, is very flexible, making it great for countertops that are smaller and larger than the average kitchen counter. Whether you live in a mansion or tiny studio loft, concrete countertops will fit perfectly in your kitchen.

New technology has allowed custom concrete colors that mimic the style of those more expensive materials, as well as a brick and tile pattern if desired.

Not to be overlooked, concrete is also very durable and easy to maintain. Concrete has been used as a building material for more than a thousand years, and by adding protective coatings and sealers, you can make your concrete countertops stand up over time even better now than before.

Concrete countertops are also great for outdoor use. Outdoor kitchens are becoming more common around the country as people look to create indoor-outdoor living space. Concrete is very durable, especially when treated with a sealer or coating to better handle the effects of weather. Therefore, it is ideal for use in outdoor kitchens and eating areas, and a fun concrete color can add more personality to any outdoor living space.

Concrete Color Adds Style to Countertops 

When you renovate a home, whether you are just moving in or updating a long-standing residence, it is important to incorporate personality into the space. Kitchens are gathering spots, both indoors and out, so it is important to for friends, family and guests to feel comfortable. Plus, having a great looking kitchen will give everyone something to talk about and you something to be proud of.

There are many concrete color techniques available on the market today. Stain is very common, and is often used to give concrete color in earth tones. Ready-mix pigments and dry-shake color hardeners can provide a wider range of colors, and concrete color dyes can give you almost any concrete color under the sun. It’s no wonder people are looking to concrete to give new life to their countertops.