It’s not rocket science and you don’t need to reinvent the wheel! However it does take a little thought and prep. When we first started our sister company, Concrete Carrot (take a look www.concretecarrot.co.uk), we made every mistake possible. So with … Continued
The first thing to say is NOT BY HAND! Our concrete products need to be mixed thoroughly and the only way to do this is mechanically. The second point is a standard cement mixer, the type you see on a … Continued
Cutouts in worktops or countertops have exposed edges by their very nature. Depending on the purpose of the cut-out those edges may be visible when the project is complete (e.g. around an under-mounted sink) or hidden (e.g. tap holes and … Continued
Concrete and concrete sealer needs heat to cure. Concrete will generate its own heat through chemical reaction but if the ambient temperature is too low then this self-generated heat will be much lower. As a consequence, the curing will slow … Continued
Introduction Concrete by nature is heavy so we recommend that for any larger decorative concrete panel items such as tabletops or countertops that a maximum thickness of 20mm is designed. To create the appearance of thickness we recommend that a … Continued
Microcement is an extremely robust product. That said it is only as robust as the sub-base. The sub-base needs to be structurally sound so that there is NO movement in it. Any movement will mean an increased risk of cracking … Continued
If going seamlessly into an up-stand, the joint needs to be solid. So it needs to be glued and screwed to the worktop.