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.
Concrete “Green Since the Romans”. The permanency of concrete is very kind to the environment. No plastic, laminate, or plastic resin, faux stone
One Billion Dollar Austin, Texas Apple Campus – Wozers! Looks like we’re gonna be making a lot more #ConcreteCountertops … Congratulations Austin, TX!
Outdoor Countertops at the beautiful Tyndall Condos Pool / Grill Area
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.
Outdoor Concrete Countertops
Our concrete artisans have been casting concrete countertops longer than anyone in Austin, Texas.
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 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.
Most 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.
Austin Four Seasons Countertop
Proud to have our work displayed in the amazing Four Seasons Hotel overlooking Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. We placed this massive white concrete countertop on top of a matching concrete table base, creating a bold statement as you enter the ballroom from the foyer.
Over at Massif Concrete we’re producing concrete benches (and other furniture), planters, fountains, and other concrete elements. This was a nice concrete bench project in California.
New Long and Tall concrete planter available. Please visit our sister site www.MassifConcrete.com for our complete planter line.