There are many options when choosing a countertop for your kitchen during a Minneapolis remodel in your home. The materials, designs, and colors are endless! We are going to discuss concrete countertops today. Some people choose to use this interesting material and we will explain why!
The trends in Europe for the past few years are starting to make an impression on different aspects of our construction today. Their use of engineered stone, tempered glass and concrete has been making their mark. Granite became very popular in the early 1990s, and many people still choose to use granite for countertops. However, homeowners are beginning to look to other materials beside granite, like concrete for example. Concrete provides durability and affordability which can be a benefit to many homeowners.
Although when first thinking about concrete, the thought of grey and dullness comes to mind, this is not the case for all concrete! There are hundreds of color options and combinations that can be created by mixing different pigments, aggregate colors, and stains that allow your countertop to be completely customized and unique for your home!
Like some other countertops, concrete countertops can be customized to certain shapes to suit your needs. Concrete countertops may be considered new and modern but it can also be designed to fit a more traditional look if desired. Concrete can also replicate many other stone products at a much more budget friendly cost. It is also easier to repair if any damage occurs to it.
Many homeowners want to consider and compare the cost of different countertops when making a decision. Let’s take a look at the average cost per square foot for some of the materials. Granite countertops: $100-$200. Synthetic solid surface countertops: $90-$120. Tile countertops: $10-$90. Laminate countertops: $25-$50. Engineered Quartz countertops: $100-$200. Concrete countertops: $65-$135 (for a standard 1.5” thick).
With whatever type of countertop you decide, whether that is concrete, granite, tile, or anything else, adding backsplash to your kitchen design adds so much! Creating a funky and unique backsplash by adding embedded objects adds style and texture. If you are considering something more refined, maybe try and neutral tile backsplash. The options are endless!
When looking at tile for your Minnesota kitchen remodel, consider concrete; a new and cutting-edge material to use as a design option. Would you consider concrete for your kitchen?
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