frequently asked questions
It’s sustainable, customisable, industrial, versatile and durable. Just some of the reasons why we love turning humble concrete into sleek, modern sophisticated and hard-wearing features.
What types of concrete do you use and why?
We specialise in ECC concrete for the majority of our precast products.
Will concrete benchtops & other concrete products stain, crack and/or chip?
Our concrete is sealed using a high-end specific hybrid polyurethane sealer. The first coat is highly diluted to fully penetrate the concrete with less dilution rates on further coats to leave microfine layers of protection. The sealer offers maximum protection from staining and heat resistance while being completely food safe. However, we can never guarantee a 100% stain-proof material.
Can I put hot pots on the concrete or use it as a chopping board?
How thin or thick can the concrete be?
Our concrete can be made as thin as 18mm to any thickness desired. Utilising a dropped edge, we can cut back on the overall weight of the finished product.
Can I use any cabinetry underneath concrete benchtops?
Yes, often with little to no extra reinforcements needed. Our concrete benchtops are typically poured at 20mm thick with dropped edges, therefore reducing much of the excess weight. In most cases, we simply glue the concrete with construction adhesive and cast in bolts (if required) to fasten them to the cabinets.
What cleaning products can I use on my concrete benchtops & furniture?
We recommend cleaning only with a warm damp cloth. If necessary, use a mild detergent. Refrain from using chemical cleaners, including “natural” cleaners or anything containing citrus, vinegar, bleach or alcohol.
Do you polish concrete floors?
Unfortunately, we do not.
What concrete colour and finish options are available?
Using high quaility oxides, we can create both precast and cast in-situ concrete in an almost endless range of colours and shades.
Do you have a care guide for your products?
Yes, we do. You can download our full care guide below to view or print.
What is the average cost for a benchtop?
A custom concrete benchtop is comparable and competitive with high end reconstituted stone and natural stone such as granite or marble.