Frequently Asked Questions: Concrete Counter Top Maintenance Issues

POSTED ON March 2nd, 2012 - by natalie | No Comments »

Q: What happens if I chip or scratch a counter top?

A: Chips rarely occur but can if the concrete is hit by a hard blunt object.  Epoxy mixed with a matching pigment and sometimes sand is applied then ground down and is usually a successful fix.  This should be done by us or someone with the proper know-how.  Minor scratches can usually be polished out.

Q: How often will I need to have my counter tops re-polished?

A: How often you will need to re-polish your concrete counter tops will depend on the type of sealer you select. The client should reseal concrete sealed with the penetrating sealer annually to keep it looking rich and maintain grease and grime resistance.  This is a fast and easy process as no special polishing is required; it just wipes on and off with a cotton rag.  The silicate sealer can be reapplied every 2-5 years as needed, and the urethane sealer rarely needs any maintenance other than a daily wipe.

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HOT KITCHEN TRENDS: CONCRETE COUNTER TOPS

POSTED ON February 29th, 2012 - by natalie | No Comments »

HOT KITCHEN TRENDS: CONCRETE COUNTER TOPS

A highly customizable option for today’s homeowner

One of the hottest kitchen trends to emerge in the past few years is concrete counter tops. I have many clients who are interested in using concrete in their kitchen but are turned off by the sometimes cold and industrial shades of grey that are often used. What most consumers don’t realize is that concrete counter tops can be highly customized to reflect whatever color the client would like. At Wells Concrete Works we have 25 color samples you can view in addition to a large range of customizable color options. Today, a homeowner who is interested in using concrete indoors can choose a wide range of custom colors to reflect their style and décor.

These homeowners opted for beige concrete counter tops to complement the cabinets

In addition to tones of grey, black and white, concrete can be tinted to match or complement any shade of wood, cabinet, or paint. At Wells Concrete Works we have provided clients with a number of customized concrete counter top shades including beige, black, and even metallic. Additionally, a number of custom inlays can be used including tile, shells, fossils, sea glass, or whatever you can come up with.

In addition to being used for kitchen counter tops, many homeowners have also expanded the use of concrete throughout the home to include the bathroom. Concrete is an ideal material for moist environments as it does not mold or rust and does not absorb water.  Most of all, homeowners love the ease of cleaning and caring for their concrete counter tops, whether they are in the bathroom or kitchen.

If you are interested in using concrete counters is a current building or remodeling project please feel free to get in touch with us at info@wellsconcreteworks.com to discuss any of your questions or concerns.

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Wells Concrete Works Blog

POSTED ON May 3rd, 2011 - by admin | No Comments »

Welcome to my blog. Post are coming soon!

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