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Concrete counter tops in the kitchen, good or bad?

We are pretty handy and thinking of installing concrete counter tops in our kitchen. Any thoughts or tips. I like the idea of granite/quartz but definitely doesn't fit my budget and I don't want to go tile and like the feel of a stone material.

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  • HandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLC

    I would agree with SawHorse. It's great you have help from your father but, if neither of you have tried installing concrete counter tops before. I would practice on a piece of furniture. This way you have a much better idea for the process and

  • Denise G
    Denise G Rembert, SC

    Can't remenber the name of the product but the counter top was made from recycled glass. Strong & pretty. Saw it on some home improvement show

  • Its Really Concrete, Inc.

    you can ' seed ' many things into conc then polish the tops IF you're considering cast-in-place,,, pre/cast are often cast upside down then carried into the house & set into place,,, there isn't an easy learning curve however the 1st lesson is DON'T

  • Robert
    Robert Cartersville, GA

    there is a little more to it if you want them to look like what you see online and the really nice concrete countertops. Check out this company, www.Burcollc.com they do amazing concrete countertops, and things you wouldnt even imagine you could do

  • Ed Barth
    Ed Barth Glen Ullin, ND

    It can be done but you need to have some concrete experience and a little forming knowledge. I poured our entire new house about 90 square feet of countertops with embedded glass and stained and sealed. The hardest thing about this is flipping the