We were asked and pleased to provide some of our services at this years Designer Showhouse for the Kansas City Symphony. (off 58th and Ward Parkway)
The carriage house was the space were our polished concrete floors will be showcased. We were happy to contribute our services and show people just what can be done to even old concrete with our knowledge and tooling.
More to come on this…….
before polishing and color
after color and polish (sheen produced mechanically by honing/polishing concrete)
Many people want to utilize the existing concrete of their structure, but don’t know how. The current and up coming trend is to polish the existing concrete. Currently many companies, us included, are staining concrete and putting a clear top coating on. While this is achieves a great look we are trying to push customers into polishing their existing concrete mechanically. This is achieved by using successive grits of diamond pads and usually involves 10 plus steps. This achieves a high, maintenance free product. By the way…colors can be added.
Before - old concrete floor in KC
After - Polished with a dye
Concrete countertops are becoming more and more popular as people seek out unique surfaces for their countertops. Granite is so nuts right now I think that it will be the most replaced item in about 8-10 years mainly because everybody seems to have them. Concrete counter tops on the other hand are individual, unique pieces that are designed for you and only you. Your neighbor, even if they want what you have, can’t have the exact same thing. There are many things that can be integraded into the concrete like colors, broken glass, coins, ect.
So how much do they cost. Generally you’ll find they will range around the $100/square foot price. I remind people not to get caught up in a square foot price when it comes to counter tops, mainly because it doesn’t matter. For example my counter top is 35 square feet. This would make the concrete counter top to be around $3500. Most granite is running around $60 / sq. foot(most co.’s then stick you with an install price for additional money of course). So granite would be $2100. Big deal… a little bit more money for something unique that everybody in johnson county DOESN”T have . Go with a custom built concrete counter top built just for you.