Thin concrete countertops?

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Pat86004
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Thin concrete countertops?

Post by Pat86004 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:27 pm

I have an old house (built in 1958) and the countertops are tile, and I hate them (the grout is rotting away, and makes it very hard to clean) They sit flush with the top of the countertop edging, so when I pop out a tile, there is a recess across the entire top that is just a little over 1/2" thick. I was thinking that since I hate them that I would remove all the tile, and use some kind of concrete with small aggregate to pour a new surface on it until I can save up the money to do a real kitchen remodel. Is this possible? Is there any product that you would reccomend? Other suggestions? I want to keep this as inexpensive as possible, as it would be a temporary solution. (Hopefully a year or less, but as we all know, things happen) thanks in advance.


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Re: Thin concrete countertops?

Post by Shannon » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:36 pm

I don’t think that a half inch of concrete would last long as a countertop. Depending on your cabinet layout you may be able to purchase pre built laminate counters pretty cheap and install them
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Re: Thin concrete countertops?

Post by A. Spruce » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:37 pm

My advice would be to not waste your money on something you're going to replace shortly anyway. It will be far faster, cheaper, and easier to install a premade formica top or simply regrout what you have until you're ready to do your remodel.
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Re: Thin concrete countertops?

Post by Pat86004 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:42 pm

I get what you are saying a.spruce. but to me, if I could get by for a year for a low/moderate cost, it wouldn't be a waste of money. I have 2 other projects that are higher priority to me, however, I would prefer to have a decent, easy to clean solution for the kitchen for the time being

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Re: Thin concrete countertops?

Post by A. Spruce » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:46 pm

Yes, I understand that, I'm simply saying that there are other options that are much easier, faster, and cheaper that will provide everything you are asking for, short of actually being a concrete countertop.
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