Having concrete benchtops gives your home or business a much durable feature that can hold sinks or taps, especially for your kitchen or bathroom needs! As such, you’ll be needing the right company to give you efficient benchtops that are built to last.
The size and shape of your countertop will dictate the cost of your installation. There will be higher costs if you have more individual sections of counter required. There will be less time needed when framing and pouring one large section compared to framing and pouring two smaller sections of the same area. There will be additional fees if odd shapes, angles, or curves added to the countertop.
You might need support depending on the weight and size of the countertop. You need to pay for a higher installation cost when installing more support, such as large overhangs on islands or dishwashers.
It is significant that the benchtop should be levelled to do away with runaway objects or potential cracks If the contractor needs to do extra work to produce a level surface, this will incur additional costs.
You will pay more if you need to have your current countertop removed.
Resealing countertops should be done every few years; the good news is that it is an easy task to do. The counters will not harbour bacteria and will not stain when properly done. You can easily clean them up with water and mild soap.
Your home can increase its resale value. These benchtops are valued as premium surfaces; and installing these results to a classy look for your kitchen.
The anti-chipping and anti-scratching characteristics of this material will make it last for decades with minimal upkeep. It is extremely hard, and you do not need to replace it for years or until you want to have a kitchen renovation in the years to come.
A countertop serves as a workspace in your kitchen. You can install cabinets and make your kitchen more organised.
You will find your countertops to be an asset if you love to cook. Hot pots and pans cannot harm countertops.
In addition to its principal function, you can add features like making it a knife storage, an eggs holder, and a drainboard that slopes to the sink.
When you purchase and install a concrete benchtop, the most significant factor that affects the cost is the type of material. Here are some of the other things you need to consider:
The benchtops come in different shapes; however, rectangles are the most common shape. If you plan to customise your benchtop, this will incur additional costs as custom-shaped benchtops are more challenging to install than regular ones. Installers will charge higher fees if installing the benchtop is difficult to access, such as apartments
The kind of material affects the overall cost of benchtops. The price is from $1,000 to $1,750 per square metre.
Replacement of an existing benchtop will incur additional costs compared to installing a new one.
If you plan to customise your benchtop, prepare for a higher budget. You need to pay $350 for a drainer groove and $250 for an under-mount kitchen sink cut-out.
The answer to this varies depending on the materials and the size plus complexity of the work. However, it is worth noting that the benchtops are more cost-effective than other materials since they entail a low-cost material but still maintains its status as one of the most durable types of benchtops that is highly preferred by Australian homeowners.
The material to be used must have at least 6000 psi. This value (6000 pounds per square inch) shows how hard the concrete will be after it is cured. Anything less than this would cause chipping and cracking. In addition, the mixture must not cure too slowly or too fast.
A UV-resistant sealer must be used, and it should be able to withstand harsh elements and changes in temperature.
You can have a benchtop as thin as 25 mm. A Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) permits the weight to be at a minimum. GFRC cuts the weight in half as a 38 mm precast would only need 19 mm countertop slabs. Moreover, it is flexible, strong, and easy to create 3-D shapes for fire pits and sinks. This is the perfect choice for making lightweight countertops.
Yes. This is done with little to zero additional reinforcements. Flawless Floorz glues the concrete with construction adhesive and drill bolts to fasten them to the cabinets. We make sure that we collaborate with cabinet makers, so the design is satisfactory before we start the process.
It is not recommended that you use the benchtop as a chopping board as it may leave scratches. This action will also dull the knives used. Moreover, cutting acidic food like citric fruits can degrade the countertop’s surface because of the acid and will leave a dull spot.
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