Concrete Alternative

by Olga Alexandru

Concrete is the trendiest material at the moment. From worktops to flooring everyone wants concrete! We constantly get queries about concrete worktops whether we can supply them on their own (we can’t) or if we can fix them (sadly, no). We point people in the direction of our blog where we tested concrete with different liquids so they can see first hand how porous and prone to staining it is. Since we last did our experiments we have started using the concrete island in our Kingswood showroom to prepare our monthly team lunch. We love all different kinds of food so we regularly use different condiments and have found that a few of them stain. Here is what our worktop currently looks like with soy sauce stains:

Stained concrete worktop

The best concrete alternative we’ve found is Arenastone Concreto. It comes in two colours: Biscotti and Grigio. This engineered quartz has many benefits:

  • easy to maintain
  • resists permanent staining
  • heat resistant (not heat proof)
  • scratch resistant (not scratch proof)

To clean it you can use a damp cloth or paper towel with mild soap, never chemicals or solvents.

We loved this concrete alternative so much we used it on our Nailsea Electrical Showroom:

View of L-shaped kitchen painted in Farrow & Ball Down Pipe with brushed brass splashback and Concretto Grigio worktop

Modern Industrial Showroom at Nailsea Electrical

If you’re in Bristol and want to see what it looks and feel like go and visit.

*Please note that the information provided is advice only. We cannot help individuals with their queries unless they are undertaking a full kitchen project with us. We are not responsible for any damage incurred by following the advice*

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