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Easy to maintain, durable and less expensive than common alternatives, Direct Colors concrete countertop kits outperform all other materials for price and performance. Avoid defects with cheaper materials like wood and composite, while customizing with color and design at a fraction of the price of granite. With Direct Colors help, you too can build, renovate or reimagine every counter in your home—from bathroom to outdoor kitchen—with beautiful concrete countertops.
While concrete’s ability to mimic costly materials like marble, granite and stone may be it’s greatest selling point, a wave of professional designers and DIY’ers are turning to Integrally Colored Concrete as the new standard in luxury home design. It’s easy to see the appeal, whether you are interested in a specific look or price point.
The first step is choosing the right application for you. Read on for details about all of your options, and be sure to take advantage of Direct Colors Inspiration, Project Calculator, How-To Guides and Free Expert Consultation.
Metallic Epoxy Countertops
Custom Concrete Tables
Outdoor Kitchen Countertops
Integrally Colored Countertops
Acid Stained Countertops
Poured-in-place countertops are most common in new construction where the active worksite will not interfere with day-to-day living. Pouring in place has many key benefits, so if tolerable, as in the case of remodeling an extra bathroom or outdoor space, it is a great option.
Precast countertops are fabricated off-site and then moved in place once set. This is the most common technique for remodels and is preferable for occupied homes and businesses where construction debris is a nuisance. An off-premise construction site also allows you to complete the Acid Staining and Sealing before moving the completed countertop for installation. Keep in mind that large slabs can be heavy or awkward to move and pre-existing cabinetry must be reinforced for the extra weight of the countertop.
Cover your existing kitchen, bathroom and office countertops in concrete with Direct Colors One-Step Concrete Overlay. Offering a quick, cost-effective alternative to poured concrete countertops, overlay countertops provide a hardy layer of concrete that may be Integrally Colored or Acid Stained. With overlay it is easy to resurface directly on top of old Formica, Tile or a Wooden Sub-Surface. Get the color and look you want for the price and time you can afford.
Metallic Coloring comes in these 11 mesmerizing color choices:
STEP 1: Pour Concrete Overlay
STEP 2: Apply Primer
STEP 3: Apply Pearl Metallic Epoxy
STEP 4: Spray Mist Acetone
STEP 5: Create “Veins” with Rum Metallic Epoxy
STEP 6: “Smear Veins” with Nap Roller
STEP 7: Spray Mist Acetone Again
STEP 8: Apply Second Coat of Pearl Metallic Epoxy
STEP 9: Add More “Accent Veins with Rum Metallic Epoxy
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