This material, so known and used in construction, has reached the kitchen countertops. Whether concrete or concrete or cement, microcement or similar; natural or colored, in matt or glossy finish, the variety is huge and can be included in various decorative styles without any problem. It has become an interesting option to take into account when we want to build or renovate the kitchen.
You will also find, the most handy and DIY lovers, many ideas and tutorials to create your own cement countertop. It is not easy, let's be honest, but if you have some experience you can try it. The materials are not expensive and the technique is quite simple.
But you will also find in the market cement countertops in a huge variety of finishes to finish the decoration of your kitchen without any problem.
Generally the great differences are in the finish and this can vary according to the elements used in its preparation. The cement in its natural finish is quite rough and matte but you can polish and add protective varnishes to make a perfectly smooth and polished surface.
Although they may also be interesting, depending on the aesthetic effect we seek, countertops with imperfect finishes, closer to the original product and with little subsequent treatment. Anyway, it will always be necessary at least one varnish to prevent the cement from absorbing the stains that may be caused by the use. This varnishing will have to be renewed annually to keep the surface impermeable.
Surely you have heard about the microcements, they are cements mixed with resins, which are used to coat floors normally. With these materials you can also make kitchen countertops with very fine finishes and very varied colors.
The cement countertops, in any of its varieties, fit very well in kitchens of industrial style but also rustic and vintage. The combination of concrete or concrete or cement with wood, whether treated or not, is always interesting and decorative.
But they can also be used in simpler, current or practical styles, both straight lines and more classic air. It is a very eclectic material that has room in multiple decorative styles.
Cement is a material to take into account also in the choice of the countertop of your kitchen. It has its advantages and its disadvantages, like all the materials, that you must weigh to decide whether or not it is for him.