How to Make a Simulated Stone Concrete Countertop

Simulated Stone Concrete Countertop | CHENG Concrete Exchange

Use concrete for those countertop projects that require a specific color, texture, or characteristic that natural stone can’t deliver.  This how-to guide will walk you through the process of simulating travertine with Surecrete’s fiber-reinforced concrete mixes, pigments, concrete stain, and even a little baking soda. With a nominal thickness of 3/4″ these countertops weight approximately 8 pounds/ square foot… That’s half the weight of a granite countertop.

Project Difficulty
Moderate

One: Forming

Forming Simulated Stone Concrete Countertop | CHENG Concrete Exchange

We completed this form under 30 minutes using CHENG’s Concrete Countertop Forms and Wall Liners along with spray adhesive and double sided tape.

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Two: Veining Method

Veining Method for Simulated Stone Concrete Countertop | CHENG Concrete Exchange

Surecrete’s Veining Compound adds the right amount of color where you need it while baking soda is used to add texture to the countertop surface.

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Three: Staining

Staining Simulated Stone Concrete Countertop | CHENG Concrete Exchange

Apply water-based stains with an HVLP sprayer to add random color variations and simulate the natural appearance of stone.

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Four: Sealing with XS-PC12

Sealing Simulated Stone Concrete Countertop | CHENG Concrete Exchange

To enhance the colors of this concrete countertop we’ve selected Surecrete’s PC12 Sealer. It’s gloss finish and stain resistance are perfect for this job.

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