Concrete in kitchens – floors, coated walls and countertops

Cemcrete has a wide range of concrete products for the kitchen. Concrete floors and coated walls styled with cement countertops in kitchens is a unique alternative to regular materials.

Casted concrete countertops and countertop coatings

kitchen countertops made from cement with blue west coast style

Countertop Mix is a 3 component pre-casting mix that contains a proprietary blend of cement, and other admixtures to produce a high strength countertop.

  • Suitable for use in commercial, residential and restaurant use
  • Fully customisable to your specific requirements such as size, colour, shape, built-in features, etc.
  • Produces a high-strength countertop
  • Fully customisable casting mix i.e. can use a variety of aggregates to change the appearance
  • Can cast counters according to any mould
  • Unique cement counter and not premanufactured

Cast into mould made from wood (melamine) or rubber. All seams must be tight to prevent seepage of the Countertop Mix using silicon & a caulking gun. If caulk or any other fillers used on the mould; it must be fully hard and dry before Countertop Mix pour. Picks up the finish of the mould. Can polish with diamond pad to expose the aggregate. Add any stones that are dense enough to polish and when using glass, it should be tumbled otherwise the glass might not bond sufficiently with the cement.

Dry-shake screed floor finish

cement dry shake screed flooring using colour hardener concrete mix

Strong flooring in the kitchen is achieved with colour hardener. A granolithic concrete material that is floated into fresh screed or concrete which colours, strengthens and creates durable surfaces for the concrete floors. It is a special blend of cement incorporating very hard-wearing aggregates, light fast pigments and additives which set rock-hard.

  • Use for interior & exterior floors
  • Suitable for domestic or commercial projects
  • Colours concrete to a depth of 2 – 3mm
  • No risk of colour rub off or abrasion
  • Extremely durable (but is dependent on screed mix and curing)
  • Can be used in conjunction with SuperScreed (10 – 20mm) where there are height restrictions
  • Can imprint with patterns 

Use Colour Hardener Stone counter and floor in the kitchen. If cracks appear, reminder that hairline cracking is normal, by nature cement is not flexible, so movement and temperature variances causing expansion and contraction and shrinkage may cause fine hairline cracks. This is part of the natural element of a cement finish and adds to the unique look and feel. However the correct preparation and application processes are vital to avoid bigger cracks from appearing. Also adding expansion joints, dividing your cement floor into big blocks, can help to allow for movement and could prevent larger cracks from appearing.

Thin skim-on floor coating

cretecote floor screed used in kitchen

Floor coating Cretecote use on vanities and countertops. It is a coloured; thin-film cement-based floor covering which is versatile and durable. It is a two coat system that produces a 1.6mm smooth decorative finish ideal for internal domestic renovations. Comes complete with powder and catalyst as a twin-pack.

  • Thin skim-on coating perfect for renovations
  • Interior use only
  • Application with a steel trowel
  • Versatile application – to coat counters & vanities
  • Reaches a compressive strength of 35MPa after 28 days (this is solely dependent on the substrate)

CreteCote applied over tiles is possible as long as the necessary preparation steps are followed to ensure adhesion to the tiles. Any glazed tiles need to be sanded or ground to remove the glazed surface. Tiles such as slate and clay should not be coated due to their friable and flaky nature. The first and best option is always to remove the tiles. NOTE: If the tiles were to come loose it will damage the CreteCote.



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