Are Concrete Worktops fading in popularity?

Concrete worktops have become increasingly popular during recent times – not just in the home but also in kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor areas as well as restaurants and bars. 

There are a number of reasons that homeowners may opt for a concrete worktop. They provide a modern, industrial style to their kitchen but can also be customised to look like granite, marble or even wood as well as being extremely solid and durable. 

However, is the popularity of a concrete worktop starting to fade in favour of quartz worktops that look like concrete?

Are Concrete Worktops Subject to On-going Damage?

Whilst there are a number of advantages that come with a concrete worktop, they come with their fair share of downsides. They may be manufactured to last for years, however, they are prone to staining and require regular sealing to minimise any damage or cracking that can occur from everyday use. Hairline cracks can be a common problem with concrete worktops although occasionally they can become more noticeable and require repairing.

Moulds for concrete worktops are made to cast the shape, which can make production slow and expensive. The sheer weight of the worktops can also mean that sometimes kitchen cabinets or even floors require reinforcements or even replacements to enable it to bear the weight. 

Why choose a concrete effect worktop?

Here at CRL Stone, we have worked hard to bring our customers concrete effect worktops which offer the natural beauty of real concrete but with all the additional benefits that come from buying quartz. 

The non-porous nature of quartz worktops means that they are resistant to watermarks and stains. They are also the more hygienic option, as bacteria is unable to penetrate the quartz. 

For a more contemporary, industrial look, take a look at our Concrete Gris surface. This sleek, grey toned worktop is perfect for teaming with bold colours, or even exposed brickwork and metals.

If you are looking for a concrete effect worktop but in a slightly lighter shade, Soft Concrete combines a speckled design with a slightly darker shade which adds warmth to any room.

When it comes to comparing quartz vs. concrete worktops, have a look at our concrete effect worktop range that offers the modern, minimalistic style of concrete but with all the benefits that you would expect from quartz.

CRL Quartz Concrete
Scratch Resistance
Stain Resistance
Heat Resistance
Impact Resistance
Flexural Strength
UV Resistance
Pattern Consistency
Easy to Clean and Care for
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Learn more about the advantages of quartz worktops and how they compare to both marble and granite surfaces.

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