Learn to make concrete countertops in an endless array of colors, sizes, and shapes for budgets big or small with these step-by-step training guides.

Precast Concrete Countertops | CHENG Concrete Exchange


Learn how to make concrete countertops with the lowest-cost casting method – Precast. For the price of off-the-shelf materials, you can have a one-of-a-kind concrete countertop. Successful precasting requires finish carpentry skills and a fundamental knowledge of concrete. This guide will walk you through building a form out of 3/4″ melamine and using Sakrete 5000 Plus bagged concrete along with CHENG’s Pro-Formula Concrete Countertop Mix to create professional grade concrete countertops.

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This bright blue recycled glass countertop was made as a shipping and packaging table in our Berkeley, CA warehouse. The countertop contains 75lbs of recycled blue glass and 50lbs of Surecrete’s Terrazzo Mix. The color is CHENG’s SmartColor Indigo and the entire project is sealed with Surecrete’s PC-12 Concrete Sealer. The high amount of recycled content qualifies this countertop for LEED consideration and only takes a few hours to form and cast.

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Learn to craft concrete countertops using the same hand-pressed methods made popular by the concrete legend Buddy Rhodes. This approach to concrete countertop making requires a craftsman’s hand and a potters eye to produce fantastically variegated finishes.  Dry-mixing and pressing Surecrete fiber-reinforced products into a form, while creating voids which later receive contrasting slurry, is a fun way to make light-weight countertops with unlimited color options and finished aesthetics.

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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 products, pigments, concrete stain, and even a little baking soda in the mold. With a nominal thickness of 3/4″ these countertops weight approximately 8 pounds/ square foot… That’s half the weight of a granite countertop.

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