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DayCreek Journal

July 18 , 2009

Concrete Countertops - Part 2

In part 2 of the series on making concrete countertops, work now moves on to making the mix.

One of the most important tools I have found in order to make an accurate mix is to use a digital weigh scale. This is really important especially if you are planning on pouring your countertop in sections. Having an accurately measured mix means that the countertops will be consistent in appearance no matter how many times you make the mix.

Our countertops are from about 80% recycled materials: post-consumer recycled glass chips, post-consumer glass sand and a pozzolonic post-industrial product that helps reduce the amount of white portland cement required to make the countertop. In addition, PVA fibers are added for strength to prevent cracking of the concrete countertop.

In this video, you will see the mixing process: from measuring the ingredients to mixing the cement in a mortar mixer.

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