Concrete kitchen countertops are considered superior to other types of stones which are used for the designs of kitchen appliances and interior such as onyx, amethyst,granite and marble.
Nature has blessed us with different types of stones and minerals. The magical thing is that each stone has its own characteristics and traits which makes it different from other types of stones. Speaking of concrete stone, it is highly regarded as one of the best kinds of stones used for the interior of kitchen and bathroom. Sometimes it is also used in outdoor places for a good makeover and change.
We cannot compare concrete and its characteristics with other stones because it would take a lot of time. As far its used in the kitchen is concerned we know that when concrete is mixed with the right binders it becomes thicker in texture. A thicker stone means more durability and life. If you have your kitchen counter tops built with concrete, the life of the tops would increase ultimately. Whereas the granite stones loses its beauty with time, the concrete stays it its original texture for years and years. Its surface is also stronger than the granite so it does not crack easily or gets gaps in the middle as you normally witness on the granite counter top.
Concrete is also very easy to repairable due to its chemical composition. If you are seeing some cracks or gaps anywhere on the surface you will not have to worry about them. They will be fixed easily with some tweaks.
There are many colors in concrete stones, the dark ones are used more extensively for making back lashes, sink drain board, removable cutting board and other objects. The stone has a very glossy or laminated makeover depending on your personal choice and preference.
You can choose a good color to give your kitchen a wonderful makeover. You can also make a theme with the concrete counter tops by choosing the cabinets in right colors and styles. Once you have your counter tops installed, you have tons of choices and options for the interior.
Some homeowners embed a dull piece of glass over the surface of stone to give a better look and appearance. Though the surface is very heat resistant but you still need to take care of it, use hot pads for placing hot utensils. The direct heat always damages the lamination of the surface no matter how strong it is or how much resistant it is organically against heat and high temperature.