April 20, 2011

Concrete Countertops Don't Need To Be Ultra-Modern

This is a small section of a beautiful concrete countertop in a kitchen I designed a couple years ago.  While most people think that concrete is cold and industrial, this proves that it can fit in traditional and refined settings as well.  

This particular top was made by Scott Thomsen at ConcreteXpressions here in Salt Lake City.  It was such a fun and personal process!  He worked directly with my client, making several samples until she had exactly what she wanted regarding background color, and the size & spacing of the various flecks.  The flecks are actually recycled brown glass mixed with mother-of-pearl pieces.