DIY Concrete Kitchen Countertops
Concrete kitchen countertops – Installing table tops yourself is a great way to save money. Making the counters from the bottom is an even better way to save a few dollars on your remodeling budget. Concrete is durable and easy to clean. The counters can formed on-site exactly to your specifications. Which means you can customize the size, texture and color of the counters. Any shade of concrete dye can add to the concrete under mixing. And you can apply a stain on the concrete when it is cured. Decide on color, shape and style and you can get brand new custom counters with less investment than granite or tile.
Measure the width and length of your cabinets. Cut a 1/2 inch thick cement board so it hangs 1 cm above the front and side edges the table top. This will form the base for your counters. Cut a piece of 1/2-inch thick melamine into 1-inch ribbon. Melamine is a perfect choice to form concrete kitchen countertops because it is robust and will release easily from the concrete ones once healed. Form your counter frame using melamine strips. Drive screws through corners of the frame to secure. Concrete counters cannot changed when poured. So be sure to include any necessary fractures as for a sink.
DIY concrete kitchen countertops lay shape and cement board on a flat, even surface. Add concrete dye to pre-mixed concrete according to package instructions. Add water slowly under constant stirring until the concrete is correlated with oatmeal. Fill forms with concrete. Smooth with a trowel to create a smooth, even surface. Go back and forth over the top of concrete with trowel until you have removed all air bubbles and the concrete is smooth and even.