Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions most clients have when considering concrete for their project. If you have a question that is not listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Why Concrete?

Concrete offers a great opportunity to customize any kitchen, bathroom or household space. It can be contemporary or classic. There's a range of expression available with concrete, far beyond what quarried stones such as granite and marble can do. Custom inlays such as fossils, tiles and stones can be set in the concrete. For kitchens, integrated sinks, built-in drainboards, trivets for hot pots, and chopping blocks can all be integrated into your countertop.

 

What can be made out of concrete?

With current technology, we can make strong, thin concrete forms in any shape or color you can imagine. This means a kitchen or vanity countertop that is the perfect color compliment to your design. These countertops can also have an integrated sink at a fraction of the cost of a similar feature in quarried stone. Concrete can be cast as wall or floor tiles...even shower pans and bathtub surrounds! Fireplace surrounds and hearth blocks are a perfect opportunity for design expression through concrete. Custom furniture and dining room tables can be crafted to your style and aesthetic. Pictures can be found in our gallery.

 

What are my color options?

By using an integral pigment we can achieve over 35 base colors. However, colors can be combined, waterbased stains can be utilized, or secondary colors can be "mottled" over a base color. For a Surecrete Master color chart click here. For examples of Stain and Mottling please visit our gallery.

 

Does concrete need to be sealed?

Like quarried stones, concrete is a porous material, so it needs to be sealed to prevent it from staining. We seal our concrete with three coats of a water-based urethane sealer. It holds up very well to scratching, as well as staining. We also provide protective wax with our concrete.

What is the turnaround time?

For most projects, from measure to install is about 3 weeks.