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Experts in Concrete Benchtops Melbourne

concrete_benchtops_melbourneHaving concrete benchtops gives your home or business a much durable feature that can hold sinks or taps, especially for your kitchen or bathroom needs! As such, you’ll be needing the right company to give you efficient benchtops that are built to last.

What are concrete benchtops?

This is is some sort of workbench or counter. They are considered a famous kitchen feature that can be subjected to a variety of designs and materials. Such benchtops are known to give your home an aesthetic appeal and an organized look.

Want to learn more about the installation process? Check out our article for making concrete benchtops.

How much do they cost?

This type of work is expensive because of the cost of the material and labour. Additional factors include the implementation and the project elements. The cost of the benchtops ranges from $1,000 to $1,750 per square metre. Some intricate processes involve grading, subbase, forms and finishing.

What factors affect the cost?

#1. Layout. The size and shape of your countertop will dictate the cost of your installation. There will be higher costs if you have more individual sections of counter required. There will be less time needed when framing and pouring one large section compared to framing and pouring two smaller sections of the same area. There will be additional fees if odd shapes, angles, or curves added to the countertop.

#2. Support. You might need support depending on the weight and size of the countertop. You need to pay for a higher installation cost when installing more support, such as large overhangs on islands or dishwashers.

#3. Levelling. It is significant that the benchtop should be levelled to do away with runaway objects or potential cracks If the contractor needs to do extra work to produce a level surface, this will incur additional costs.

#4. Countertop removal. You will pay more if you need to have your current countertop removed.

How long does it take to make concrete benchtops?

The following table shows the length of time it takes to make the benchtops:

Preparation Time 1 to 2 days
a. Mould building 6 to 12 hours
b. Mould caulking 2 hours
Pour Time 3 hours
a. Mixing 2 hours
b. Clean Up 1 hour
Cure Time 6 to 7 days
a. In the Mould 4 days
b. Out of the Mould 2 to 3 days
Finishing 1 day
a. Grinding 3 to 5 hours
b. Sealing 1 hour
c. Waxing 1 hour

Why should I choose Flawless Floorz?

At Absolutely Flawless Floorz, we are committed to providing truly unique, handcrafted benchtops to our clients at affordable rates. All of our concrete pieces are aesthetically appealing as well and custom-designed to meet our clients’ specific requests.

We make sure that our solutions are carried out by a team of expert concreters who are dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations. For several years, we have been helping our clients turn their vision into reality with expertly-built benchtops. We use industry-leading techniques as well as high-quality materials to deliver the best results.

Our benchtops are available in various colours with either a natural or honed finish. We use the latest in finishing and sealing technologies. Here at Absolutely Flawless Floorz, our ultimate aim is to modernise your home as well as add value to your property.

What are the benefits of having the benchtops?

Having a concrete benchtop can give you:

#1. Easy maintenance. Resealing countertops should be done every few years; the good news is that it is an easy task to do. The counters will not harbour bacteria and will not stain when properly done. You can easily clean them up with water and mild soap.

#2. An upscale look. Your home can increase its resale value. These benchtops are valued as premium surfaces; and installing these results to a classy look for your kitchen.

#3. Durable surface. The anti-chipping and anti-scratching characteristics of this material will make it last for decades with minimal upkeep. It is extremely hard, and you do not need to replace it for years or until you want to have a kitchen renovation in the years to come.

#4. Organised space. A countertop serves as a workspace in your kitchen. You can install cabinets and make your kitchen more organised.

#5. Heat-resistant surface. You will find your countertops to be an asset if you love to cook. Hot pots and pans cannot harm countertops. #6. Greater value for functionality. In addition to its principal function, you can add features like making it a knife storage, an eggs holder, and a drainboard that slopes to the sink.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CONCRETE BENCHTOPS IN MELBOURNE

What factors affect the cost?

When you purchase and install a concrete benchtop, the most significant factor that affects the cost is the type of material. Here are some of the other things you need to consider:

#1. Level of difficulty. The benchtops come in different shapes; however, rectangles are the most common shape. If you plan to customise your benchtop, this will incur additional costs as custom-shaped benchtops are more challenging to install than regular ones. Installers will charge higher fees if installing the benchtop is difficult to access, such as apartments.

#2. Materials. The kind of material affects the overall cost of benchtops. The price is from $1,000 to $1,750 per square metre.

#3. Replacing old benchtops. Replacement of an existing benchtop will incur additional costs compared to installing a new one.

#4. Additional features. If you plan to customise your benchtop, prepare for a higher budget. You need to pay $350 for a drainer groove and $250 for an under-mount kitchen sink cut-out.

Are the benchtops less expensive than other materials?

The answer to this varies depending on the materials and the size plus complexity of the work. However, it is worth noting that the benchtops are more cost-effective than other materials since they entail a low-cost material but still maintains its status as one of the most durable types of benchtops that is highly preferred by Australian homeowners.

What kind of concrete is used for benchtops?

The material to be used must have at least 6000 psi. This value (6000 pounds per square inch) shows how hard the concrete will be after it is cured. Anything less than this would cause chipping and cracking. In addition, the mixture must not cure too slowly or too fast.

Can I install polished concrete benchtops outdoors?

A UV-resistant sealer must be used, and it should be able to withstand harsh elements and changes in temperature.

Is there a minimum thickness for a concrete benchtop?

You can have a benchtop as thin as 25 mm. A Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) permits the weight to be at a minimum. GFRC cuts the weight in half as a 38 mm precast would only need 19 mm countertop slabs. Moreover, it is flexible, strong, and easy to create 3-D shapes for fire pits and sinks. This is the perfect choice for making lightweight countertops.

Can I install cabinets underneath the benchtops?

Yes. This is done with little to zero additional reinforcements. Flawless Floorz glues the concrete with construction adhesive and drill bolts to fasten them to the cabinets. We make sure that we collaborate with cabinet makers, so the design is satisfactory before we start the process.

Can I use the benchtop as a chopping board?

It is not recommended that you use the benchtop as a chopping board as it may leave scratches. This action will also dull the knives used. Moreover, cutting acidic food like citric fruits can degrade the countertop’s surface because of the acid and will leave a dull spot.

We also offer:

✔️ Concrete Sealing
✔️ Concrete Polishing
✔️ Concrete Grinding
✔️ Decorative Concrete
✔️ Epoxy Flooring
✔️ Floor Preparation

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