Recent Grey Concrete Countertop – Austin, Texas

This beautiful kitchen is located in Austin, Texas. These 2″ thick, grey concrete countertops compliment the owner’s stainless steel kitchen appliances and overall modern design. Notice the custom interlocking edge seam, as the concrete transitions down the sidewalls of the countertop. This was a highly customized concrete edge form – but not a challenge for our amazing concrete artisans. Bring us your dreams and we’ll make it happen!

Grey Concrete Countertop – Austin, Texas
Grey Concrete Countertop – Austin, Texas
Grey Concrete Countertop – Austin, Texas

Concrete Bar – Alamo Drafthouse Ritz – Austin, Texas

We ran across some awesome photos of our concrete bar we did back in 2007 at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on 6th Street – Austin, Texas. This was such a fun project – embedding movie reels into the surface and all. Glad to see that our concrete countertops have stood the test of time!

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz location in Austin, Texas.
The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz location in Austin, Texas.

Photo Credits:
Photographer: Heather Leah Kennedy
Architect: Weiss Achitecture

Recycled Plastic in Concrete Countertops?

Image Credit: Gradac, Bela krajina, Slovenia

This would be a great concept to test on our concrete countertops. While the MIT students irradiated and pulverized the plastic, I would simply like to experiment with grinding plastic water bottles to a course grind (.25 –> .375″ range) and use it as a “plastic aggregate” in the concrete mix design.

Austin – Outdoor Concrete Countertops Used at the Tyndall Condos

Outdoor Countertops at the beautiful Tyndall Condos Pool / Grill Area

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We were selected to cast the countertops for the outdoor pool area of the new Tyndall Condos in downtown Austin. The countertops featured extra thickness and a ground finish to expose the aggregate – per the architects design. Working with the out door appliance installers, we carefully cast the opening for the outdoor grill.

Austin Concrete Countertops Outdoor

Outdoor Concrete Countertops

Our concrete artisans have been casting concrete countertops longer than anyone in Austin, Texas.

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Often times we see concrete flat-work companies trying to cast a concrete countertop, using the same methods that they use when casting a concrete sidewalk of driveway and it seldom works out. Over the past 20 years, we have developed a super strong concrete mix design, which guarantees no failures, or structural cracks. When you want a beautiful piece of concrete art – call our experts!

Austin Concrete Countertops – Large Cast In Place

Austin Cast In Place Countertop

When you want a concrete countertop with less or zero seams – then cast in place concrete is what you need. This Austin residence not only wanted a larger than normal concrete countertop, they wanted little to no seams.

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austin countertop concreteMost times, we cast concrete countertops with seams. It’s kind of the nature of the beast. Just like granite countertops, the individual “slabs” must be transported from our shop to another location in Austin, Texas. Since concrete is heavy and bulky, we have to limit the size that we can carry – which is usually under 8 feet long and about 3 feet wide – at it’s maximum.

Another reason that we need seams is that most customers want a smooth cast look on the surface of  their concrete countertop. The smoothest look comes from us casting the countertop upside down into smooth concrete molds in our shop. Again, the material for the molds is usually limited to 8 foot sheets. Longer sheets can be acquired, but it’s impractical and expensive.

Not to worry. if you want less seams and have a larger countertop space, then we can cast it in place. This procedure involves us going to your location (limited to Austin, Texas) and building concrete forms / molds on top of your cabinets (or whatever support structure that you have). In this process, we cast the concrete into the mold right side up. We of course need to hand trowel the top surface of concrete in this case, and we are very skilled in this process.

Most concrete countertops artisans in Austin will only do one or the other (cast in place or pre-cast concrete in their shop). We have been doing concrete countertops longer than anyone in Austin Texas. Being able to cast the countertops both ways gives us great flexibility to meet your needs.