Yucaipa, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2008 –-
Noticing an increase in interest among the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) market for concrete projects, The Concrete Network has created a new website dedicated to everything you need to know for DIY concrete countertops. HowtoMakeConcreteCountertops.com gives DIYer's an eight step guide for making concrete countertops and provides a handful of other helpful resources.
Within the eight step process, those willing to take on the challenge of building a custom countertop are taken through the following steps:
1. Deciding on a countertop design
2. Determining where the counter will be built
3. Selecting a countertop mix and mixer
4. Building forms or molds
5. Adding reinforcement
6. Curing the countertops
7. Selecting tools for grinding and polishing
8. Lastly, selecting a sealer
Each step is carefully outlined with links to resources covering more detailed information making concrete countertops, products to use, common issues and concerns, design options and more.
Along with the resources provided within each step, HowtoMakeConcreteCountertops.com offers consumers links to technical information, countertop training and events, countertop tool videos and an extensive photo gallery of finished countertops to gain inspiration from.
For those overwhelmed with the pressures of building a custom countertop, The Concrete Network provides a directory of local concrete countertop artisans that can help.
HowtoMakeConcreteCountertops.com is part of The Concrete Network family of websites. Read more about concrete.
Established in 1999, The Concrete Network's purpose is to educate consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative techniques and applications. These include stamped concrete, stained concrete floors, concrete countertops, polished concrete, and much more. Over 10 million people visit ConcreteNetwork.com per year to research, get ideas and to find a contractor.
The site excels at connecting buyers with local contractors in their area through its Find a Concrete Contractor service. The service provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is fully searchable by more than 20 types of decorative concrete work in over 200 regional areas throughout North America.
Photos courtesy of Livingstone Studios.