Recent findings on discoveries of human settlements that existed long ago tell that human beings made use of concrete for decorative purposes and also in construction as well. Concrete continues to be used in and out the house with counter tops topping the list of decorative counter tops use. The thing with concrete is that it has an aspect of versatility making it very easy to work with and for various purposes. Those in the construction industry will agree that many people who are constructing their homes or those that are making some renovations wish to give their homes some uniqueness, the counter tops is a utility that can be used to effect this kind of uniqueness. Concrete is the way to go if you are looking to have exclusivity in the making of counter tops because you not only get to play with color or the texture of the surface but also you can have the installation of some fittings that you want added on the counter top’s surface. Since concrete bends to the will of the hand or the molder the contractor is able to show their skill or what sets them aside from other contractors through giving a custom touch. The labor needed to deliver a counter top is no joke, for a counter top with a lot of detail, it might take up to two weeks to finish. The design, form work and all activities involved to the application of a coat sealer is the amount of labor needed to deliver a concrete counter top. Lately construction companies have come with a way of having cheaper concrete counter top s where if you have a laminate structure in place , the surface is prepared and a cementitious polymer applied to achieve a concrete look alike, it is easier and also less expensive.
Decorative concrete features patterns, unique textures, having overlays concrete coating and the use of acid stains just to mention but a few. The use of acid to create decorative creations is achieved when the chemicals in the acid comes into contact with the minerals in the concrete. Before surfaces of countertops dry off, they can have some decorators embedded and these could be coins, sea shells or colored brass, having a combination of decorators also brings a unique touch.