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Floral Edging for the “Tuscan” Look

Concrete countertops allow decorative details that are not possible with any other type of countertop. Decorative edges are an exciting way to add pizazz to your countertops. The following photo shows a floral edge that offers stunning detail and looks particularly good when paired with …

Using Concrete Countertops in Traditional Design

Concrete is the most custom countertop material available, offering unlimited design flexibility. This makes concrete countertops one of the hottest trends in kitchen and bath design today. However, misconceptions abound. Concrete countertops are sometimes viewed as esoteric and finicky, appropriate only for those who want …

Coloring Techniques for Concrete Countertops

There are three common methods for coloring concrete. One way is by using integral pigments. Another way is to acid stain the concrete, and the third way is to use a dye. . In actuality there are a couple of other ways which change the …

Concrete countertops are a “hot-ticket” item for 2007

According to a recent article on ServiceMagic.com, concrete countertops are one of the hottest trends for 2007, along with home elevators and energy efficiency. The article states, "Concrete counters have a modern appeal and function. As the world continues to appreciate exposed brick and iron beams, …

The Most Popular Colors for Concrete Countertops

By Jeffrey Girard, P.E., President, The Concrete Countertop Institute Part of the uniqueness of concrete countertops is that they can be any color. With integral pigments, acid stains and dyes, the color possibilities are endless. Clients love the versatility of concrete and the ability to …