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Lawrence

12:55PM | 06/03/02
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
I am installing concrete countertops, and have planned everything out except a fairly basic component: the concrete I should use. I plan to add color dye to the concrete for uniform color, and (obviously) want a smooth, long-lasting finish.

Someone recommended I use Quickcrete 5000 because it has more Portland Cement in it. Does anyone have any experience with concrete beyond sidewalks and foundations such that they could recommend a good product? Does the product I use matter much, or is it all a matter of how well I trowel it?

Iceman

01:01PM | 07/17/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Lawrence,
Before pouring your countertops, do an internet search for preformed units. They are cheaper and one hedoublel easier to install. I tried that avenue once and grew angry. I had to surface grind the tops to a gloss finish and lost money on the job. That was in my younger and stupid days. The new countertops can be custom ordered and come in a great variety of colors and finishes.
Len


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