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Concrete simulates wood
Last Post 06 Jan 2010 06:49 AM by Andy Graves. 6 Replies.
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27 Dec 2009 12:49 AM



    Not sure why you would want a concrete counter to look like wood when you could just use wood and be done with it.  I was amazed.  Never thought that could actaully be concrete.

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    04 Jan 2010 01:18 PM
    I agree with you Andy. I never understood using one material and then trying to make it look like another material. What would be the benefits of using concrete vs wood?
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    04 Jan 2010 01:23 PM
    Well for me WT CT are a pain. warping,they don't last long, Dirty. I love the concrete look
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    04 Jan 2010 07:42 PM
    Actually Jon, if wood is made correctly, sealed correctly and installed correctly it will last forever. Some come with a lifetime warranty against splitting and warping also. And, like Solid Surface it is renewable. I think the concrete is a cool look, but it has maintenance issues also, and is not renewable easily.
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    05 Jan 2010 12:43 AM
    I think concrete and wood both require maintenance. I just find it interesting that they would put a concrete countertop to look like wood when they could have just used wood and had an identical look with some of the same issues.

    Plus, wood is a bit more "GREEN" than concrete...I think.
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    05 Jan 2010 02:09 PM
    You can get recycled wood counters in a number of different species. I also didn't understand when Solid Surface tired to copy the look of quartz, at a higher price ... unless you have a unique application that requires the design capability of sollid surface ( thermo forming comes to mind) whats the point ? Especially when it cost more. Each product has their place in the marketplace, why try to be something your not? But I don't like fake boob either
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    06 Jan 2010 06:49 AM
    Solid Surface emulating the quartz look has a place especially when you need or want a seamed in sink.
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