Do concrete kitchen counters crack?

zagyzebraMay 18, 2013

I really had my heart set on poured concrete kitchen counters, but my contractor said, "No. Don't do it. They crack too easily." I would really like to hear from those who have years of experience with concrete counters, what the pros and cons are.

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lazy_gardens

If they aren't properly supported, they will crack
If the house settles, they will crack
If the mix is wrong, they will crack
If they aren't cured right, they will crack

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 6:54PM
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Sophie Wheeler

And they etch and stain unless you coat them with a film forming sealer which makes them look like plastic.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 7:13PM
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oldryder

Every concrete counter i have ever seen had cracks

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 7:36PM
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zagyzebra

Well that settles that. Looks like I'm going with stainless. Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 10:44PM
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