We see more and more of concrete in home decor today, and this isn’t surprising: it’s durable, budget-friendly and works for many styles. Concrete is used for floors, walls, making furniture and even backsplashes in the kitchen. The arguments about the latter are numerous: are they functional and practical or not? Let’s find out.
Concrete brings an edgy feel to any space as it’s in trend, it adds texture to any space, not only an industrial or a minimalist one but also a rustic, glam, Scandi and many others. Concrete has a lot of different looks, textures and shades, so every kitchen can get something. Concrete isn’t expensive comparing to marble or quartz besides you may DIY it, there are many tutorials to try.
Concrete is prone to staining as the porous surface can absorb liquids and even bacteria but there’s a solution: seal the surface upon installation. Sealing will also prevent your counters from stains, scratches and heat though still some stains can appear; resealing should be done every one to three years. Even water can show some splashes, so if you are a pedant, avoid concrete or install glass over the concrete.
Concrete can crack but there’s a way to avoid it: add fiber reinforcement, rebar, and/or wire mesh but if cracks still appear, they can be repaired.