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Quikrete Countertop Mix

QUIKRETE - Quikrete Countertop Mix

This commercial-grade concrete mix comes in standard gray or as a lightcolored tint base for use with Quikrete liquid cement colors.

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Editor's Review: Concrete Giant Enters Niche Countertop Market

review date: November 8, 2012

Quikrete, the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete in the United States, recently launched its own line of concrete countertop mix. Requiring only the addition of water, the mix includes a super-plasticizer additive and other key ingredients to provide a flowable mix at a low water-to-cement ratio that greatly reduces the need for mechanical vibration. In other words, it’s perfect for precast and cast-in-place countertops.
 
This commercial-grade concrete mix comes in standard gray or as a lightcolored tint base for use with Quikrete liquid cement colors. For a decorative look, glass or colored stone can be added to the mix. For a proper finish, the manufacturer recommends a minimum of 18 hours for curing and, after any desired sanding and polishing, the application of a suitable countertop sealer for sanitary purposes and improved acid resistance.
 
Each 80-lb. bag yields approximately 0.6 cu. ft. of mixed cement, which translates into about three bags per 10 sq. ft. of 1-1⁄2-in.- to 2-in.-thick countertop. If it’s not a stock item, the mix can be special-ordered from any store that carries Quikrete products. It retails from $13 (gray mix) to $16 (white mix) per bag.

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Manufacturer QUIKRETE
Manufacturer's Web Site http://www.quikrete.com/
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