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How Much Does a Concrete Countertop Cost?

 
low costLow: DIY $240-$450average costPro Installed: $2,100-$3,000high costStain Resistant: $2,550-$5,250
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Concrete countertops -- slabs of concrete custom poured to the size of a countertop, then decorated with color, texture and shape -- can add an artistic statement to a kitchen or bathroom. Because colors do not fade and concrete withstands weathering well, concrete countertops can be a good choice for outdoor kitchen or bar counters.

Typical costs:

  • DIY home installed concrete countertops cost $8-$15 per square foot for materials, running $240-$450 for a typical 30 square foot kitchen counter.
  • Professionally built and installed concrete countertops cost $70-$100 per square foot, or $2,100-$3,000 for a typical 30 square foot kitchen counter. Stain-resistant concrete countertops cost $85-$175 per square foot, or $2,550-$5,250 for a typical 30 square foot kitchen counter.
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What should be included:
  • Professionally fabricated concrete countertops should be poured, then cured, ground and sealed before they are delivered to the home.
  • Installation is often (but not always) included in the price for a professionally poured and installed concrete countertop. Installation of a concrete countertop should include a professional pre-installation measurement, preparation of the counters (including leveling and shimming), installation, cleanup and final inspection.
  • Reputable concrete countertop fabricators come with short limited warranties that usually cover manufacturing defects for 1-2 years.
Additional costs:
  • Concrete backsplashes cost $15-$25 per linear foot.
  • Unusual curves or slab shapes, custom edge shaping, integral drain boards, and thicker than standard slabs all cost extra.
  • Integral trivets, often made of stainless steel rods, can be placed in concrete countertops for an additional cost.
  • Custom coloring can cost about $600 extra for typical kitchen countertops.
  • Maintenance of a concrete countertop includes waxing 3-4 times per year.
  • Because concrete is a naturally porous material, many concrete countertops must be resealed annually.
Discounts:
  • A highly skilled DIYer can pour a concrete countertop at home, saving up to $150 per square foot. The DIY Network[1] describes the process of building and installing concrete countertops.
Shopping for a concrete countertop:
  • Before beginning to price concrete countertops, measure the countertop area. Home Depot provides a worksheet[2] to help calculate the measurements, including corners. The installer or contractor will do an official measurement later, but a good initial estimate can give you a rough sense of the costs.
  • Decide whether to pour the concrete in the kitchen in which the countertops will be installed, or whether to purchase countertops that have been prepared in a controlled factory setting. Pouring concrete in the kitchen is messy and difficult, and because the curing environment can vary, the resulting countertop may develop visible cracks and undesirable irregularities.
  • Hardware and home improvement stores like Ace Hardware[3] and Home Depot[4] sell concrete and building supplies. Some specialty retailers such as Concrete Revolution[5] let consumers order concrete countertops online.
  • High-end concrete countertops can be handcrafted with unique textures and designs, or can have metals, glass, or even personally selected objects embedded in them to create a unique look. The Concrete Network[6] provides pointers to local concrete countertop fabricators.
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Scicrete Decorative Surfaces
Amount: $1,500.00
Posted by: Jeff Havens in Arlington, TX.Posted: June 3rd, 2013 05:06PM
Square Feet: 60Contractor: Scicrete ( Victor Gonzalez )
Victor Gonzalez from scicrete decorative surface provide a beautiful concrete countertop for my out door kitchen and made it affordable, he produced the pre-cast concrete countertop for only fabrication cost and offered me the option of providing my own template , which he help direct me on making one, and then charged me nothing for install as he directed me on installation process as well, I was only charge a $150.00 delivery charge only . But the result of the countertop is great . And me and my family are enjoying the amazing results .
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External Resources:
  1.  www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-build-and-install-a-concrete-countertop/index.html
  2.  www.homedepot.com/hdus/en_US/DTCCOM/Home_Services/Countertop_Installation/Docs/cou...
  3.  www.acehardware.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=concrete&origkw=concrete&sr=1
  4.  www.homedepot.com/Building-Materials-Concrete-Cement-Masonry/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5Zarl...
  5.  www.concreterevolution.com
  6.  www.concretenetwork.com/contractors/CountertopsandElements/
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