Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Concrete Counter Top Magic

OK, so maybe concrete isn't really magic. But it sure can make ugly Formica counter tops disappear. We use a concrete overlay product that can be applied to virtually any surface like laminate, tile, wood, fireplace surrounds and Formica. It can be used on floors, shower and tub surrounds and of course, counter tops. It is an environmentally friendly product because it is Low V.O.C. But even more earth friendly is the fact that you don't have to tear out the old counter tops and tile. When you use a concrete micro topping in your kitchen or bath remodel you will be recycling your existing surfaces and keeping them out of the land fill. Who knows, you might even get a thank you letter from Al Gore.

Here is a before picture of a project we just finished. The homeowners had Formica counter tops that were in terrible shape.
The trim was peeling off and there were cracks and holes.
They wanted to have the counter tops replaced because they were selling the home. Today's home buyers have been indoctrinated through HGTV. Every home buyer in this area expects to see granite or stone counter tops in kitchens. We were able to simulate a limestone texture in a solid durable finish for a fraction of the price of granite.This concrete micro topping can be faux finished in limitless ways. Like the industrial acid stain look? We can do that. How about granite, marble or travertine? We can do that too.

This finishing solution is perfect for home sellers looking to upgrade, home buyers looking to remodel, and the discriminating home owner who wants something completely original and custom. And although we can't guarantee that Al Gore will actually send you a thank you letter, we do know that the Earth will thank you.


  1. wow, i wish I knew about this stuff when we redid our kitchen.

    Very cool!

  2. Awww, I'd love a thank you note from Al Gore! I think these came out great. The clients must have been ecstatic! How did you end up fixing those loose trim pieces -- just pulled them off and troweled over? Seems like a very cool idea.

  3. Wow is that beautiful, I wish I was there to touch it, I also wish you were in Austin too. ;)

  4. I feel like I’m constantly looking for interesting things to read about a variety of subjects, but I manage to include your blog among my reads every day because you have honest entries that I look forward to. Here’s hoping there’s a lot more great material coming!
    Floor Resurfacing Toronto