So… tell me, why concrete?
Because of its versatility, its fresh new look and eco-friendly manufacturing process. Each piece is handmade and an art work in its own sense. Concrete is limitless in its design ability, no curve is to sharp, no shape too complex. Concrete can be tailored to fit your style. From commercial application, to a country cottage, to a sleek modern loft, it’s a cutting edge material that stops everyone in their tracks and causes them to ask: Is that really concrete? Choose to buy local, cut out the middle man and support an entrepreneur.
Can I put hot pots & pans on my counter?
No, although concrete is heat-resistant it can still be subject to thermal shock if a red-hot object is placed directly on it. The biggest concern with heat is that it can damage the protective sealant on the concrete leaving it vulnerable to scratches and stains. Trivets can be integrated into a countertop to create a safe spot to put hot pots and pans. *Please refer to Designing Your Piece to learn more about Trivets
Can I cut directly on the counter?
No, like most counters cutting on the counter surface is not recommended as it will compromise the sealant and leave the surface vulnerable to stains and scratches. Instead, use a cutting board or consider an integrated butchers block.
Can concrete be used for outdoor application?
Yup. Concrete is ideal for outdoor application including countertops, water features, seating, and decorative details.
What are the advantages of concrete countertops over marble or granite?
Concrete has 2 huge advantages over natural stone materials: flexibility of form and that it is completely customizable.
How does concrete compare to granite or marble in terms of cost?
Concrete is competitive in price with high end granite, marble, and other engineered materials. When designing your piece 2Stone is eager to work with you on customizing your piece without blowing your budget.
Can the concrete ever crack?
Yes, hairline cracks may appear but do not affect the structural integrity of the piece. Hairline cracks are an inherent characteristic of concrete, and although they may be patched they are typically left visible since they lend character to the look of the piece.
Can concrete stain?
All of the pieces that leave the 2Stone studio are treated with a sealant making the concrete water and stain resistant. Countertops are additionally sealed with a layer of food grade Beeswax, allowing for some extra time when cleaning up spills. When caring for you piece watch out for acids such as red wine, vinegar, and lemon juice which can etch the surface of your piece.