One of the finest countertops we received photos of this year came from a local company, William B. Carlisle Design. He’s created several wood grain concrete countertops that are truly spectacular and has agreed to share some of his secrets with us.
Preparing the Mold and Pouring the Wood Grain Countertop
• Mold is made of re-sawn lumber joined together with biscuits and wood glue, clamped until dry.
• Sandblast the surface to bring out the wood grain.
• Edge grain was constructed from silicone molds cast on edges of lumber.
• Fiberglass sink mold was used for the bowl.
• Used a polyurethane to seal the wood form to prevent concrete from sticking followed with liquid form release.
• Sprayed a thin layer of countertop mix to completely cover mold to ensure good coverage over entire mold which helped prevent pinholes.
• Filled rest of mold with countertop mix and allowed to cure.
Acid Staining For a Wood Grain Concrete Countertop Look
“Finally completed my basement floor project and love the outcome. Your Shifting Sand is very DIY friendly Concrete Acid Stain product and your staff extremely helpful throughout the process. Here are some pictures of the finished project. Thanks so much.”
Mark A. – Pennington, NJ
“I applied your colored concrete sealer to our new sun porch floor. When the concrete was originally poured, the guy used a salmon colored pigment and we hated it. You advised me to use a colored concrete sealer and I can’t tell you how much I love it. I was worried that I didn’t seem to have much control over the amount of sealer coming out of the Ace sprayer but it all mottled together and it looks beautiful. Like they say, “If you want it done right, do it yourself!” Thanks for advising me which product to use and would gladly give a testimonial about your service!”
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Beverly D. – Frisco, TX
“We completely rebuilt our kitchen/dining/family rooms and the highlight of the project is clearly the Concrete countertops. Everybody comments on the unique design, color, and embedded glass and stones. There are 9 separate pieces, about 70 sq-ft total. At last, the end result is spectacular and the wife and I are thrilled. We used DCI 230 Black Concrete Pigment and DCI Polyurea Concrete Countertop Sealer.”
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