Polished concrete countertops

What started as a cool trend for lofts has found its way to the countertops of more urban homes. Polished concrete countertops are as beautiful as they are functional. Cast either on location or at a contractor or artist's shop, most countertops are comprised of lightweight aggregates. A rough estimate for a basic concrete countertop is about $55 per square foot as compared to the average of $65 per square foot for granite. If you don't want to pay a professional to pour the countertop, there are do-it-yourself options. They sell premeasured mixes containing pigments, fibers, water reducer, accelerants, and other key ingredients. You don't have to be a concrete expert. With patience, first-time users and do-it-yourselfers can create a lustrous concrete countertop.