Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the finish of your concrete benchtops and concrete furniture and how it is maintained?
Concrete Design House ensures each concrete benchtop and concrete furniture piece has a smooth polished finish. Concrete sealer is the only maintenance required and is applied every 5 to 7 years.
Q. Is your concrete benchtops and concrete furniture suitable for use both indoors and outdoors?
Yes, each of our concrete furniture pieces are made for both indoor and outdoor use.
Q. What happens if wine spills or a drinking glass leaves a mark?
If there is a spill or mark on the surface, you can easily clean it by rinsing with water and soft cloth. For stubborn or dark stains, you can use a light soap and water mixture and follow with a rinse.
Q. What colours do the concrete benchtops and concrete furniture come in?
Most of Concrete Design Houses pieces are created in variations of grey. Custom colours and colour matching are available for custom orders.
Q. Describe the surface of your concrete benchtops and concrete furniture.
The concrete used by Concrete Design House has a smooth finish and does not need regular maintenance. Concrete is a porous material including surface holes, small fissures and slight variation in colour and texture. These are natural characteristics and inherent to the design and organic look of the material.
Q. Can I cut on my Concrete Benchtop?
As with any benchtop surface, cutting boards should be used when chopping or preparing foods.
Q. Can I put hot pots on my Concrete Benchtops?
All surfaces on Concrete Design House products are heat-resistant. Surfaces may be damaged from prolonged exposure to extremely high temperatures. Concrete Design House highly recommends the use of a trivet.
Q. If I choose a Concrete bench, what do I do for a sink?
Concrete Design House can under-mount or cut-in any sink that you provide. Holes for faucets and accessories such as hot water inserts and soap dispensers are available options. Integral sinks in varying shapes and sizes are available for bathroom vanities.
Q. How are the Concrete Benchtops installed?
Concrete benchtops are handled and installed just like quartz and granite. Seams are caulked with a color-matched acrylic caulk. Your builder will need to arrange for plumbing and electrical hookup no earlier than 24 hours after the benchtop installation.