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 “lip” be formed around the perimeter of the item. Following is the basic method by … Continue reading Basic Worktop Premix Concrete Casting Instructions
Absolutely perfect is the short answer. Concrete is often likened to liquid stone and for good reason. When it is liquid it will follow every detail of the mould, so any deliberate features or defects will DEFINITELY show up. A common mistake is to use unsealed MDF as formwork. MDF is nice and smooth but … Continue reading How good does my mould have to be?
With prefabrication, the larger you go the more difficult the concrete is to handle because you will need to flip it over once cured to process and seal it. You will need plenty of helping hands! The "Cast-in-place" method does allow you go larger of course because it doesn't need to be moved once cured … Continue reading I want to make a REALLY large concrete worktop. Should I use the prefabrication method or “cast-in-place”?
The simple answer is yes. You have 2 options; 1 Create the rounded edge in the mould 2 Round the edges of the concrete once its been cast by hand-sanding or routing the edges with a diamond brazed profiling cutter (see image below) diamond brazed router bit For option 1 how you build the mould … Continue reading Can I round the edges of my concrete worktop?