I've been following Remodelista for many years, getting daily updates on design ideas, amazing architectural projects, shopping and travel suggestions. It's a very interesting blog which I'm addicted too.
Today they focused on concrete worktops, a subject that I am passionate about as we have them in our kitchen. I am so, so happy with ours, which is certainly 'The star of the show' in our kitchen!
They have a solid, sturdiness mixed with a natural feel that no other worktop could provide.
Even over time the concrete will develop a patina with more use. How good is this?
The only slight draw back with concrete, is that we have to be cautious about are squirts of lemon juice or spillages of white wine. Generally, washing off instantly rectifies this problem though. Because ours is polished concrete we add a waterproof sealant to buff it up every now and again...'rub it on, rub it off', a bit like on the film 'Karate Kid' if you've ever seen it?
Once done, it shines like new again.
Concrete worktops don't have to be grey in colour, in fact when people walk into our kitchen this is normally the first comment they make. Ours is a natural white.
If you're considering concrete worktops, I would highly recommend Lowinfo, this is the company that we worked with to produce ours. I have previously written a post about the process here.
We are so pleased we chose concrete worktops.