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    Senior Member EdipisReks's Avatar
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    When I finally stop renting, I plan on either stainless steel or polished concrete. I know somebody who recently made concrete countertops for his kitchen remodel, and they are awesome. If you do it correctly (he used to pour concrete for a living), there is very little work to be done after molding. I believe that he used smooth plastic for the mold, and it came out very smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    When I finally stop renting, I plan on either stainless steel or polished concrete.
    I am having custom stainless steel counter tops fabricated for my kitchen right now, but thought long and hard about polished concrete, too.

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    Another alternative would be powder coated steel. The last two places I've worked has used this for the pass and it is very durable.

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    For me granite was the best until I saw my first concrete Countertop I was sold. I have had the chance to frame and put some as well that was awesome but a *****

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    I did a ton of research on this a few years ago...including learning to pour my own concrete countertop.

    Granite is hard to match if you need a new countertop. Concrete is also hard to match and frequently easily stains and can have finish issues with freezer temps. I have a concrete island, and that's what convinced me to go with quartz.

    I think the only other material I would choose is stainless steel.
    Remember: You're a unique individual...just like everybody else.

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    It is very tricky to finish blemish free I agree but when done properly is the best look for me

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