Concrete Network Highlights Cantilevered Countertops as the Latest Trend in Decorative Concrete

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According to the company's recent newsletter, creating countertops that appear is if they are floating on air is the latest trend amongst decorative concrete artisans.

In a recent edition of their monthly newsletter, Concrete Network provided an in-depth look at cantilevered countertop projects. Despite the typical notion of concrete being extremely heavy and dense, these projects show that the material is surprisingly flexible. Through the use of specialty mix designs and advanced reinforcement techniques, gravity-defying countertops can be created, for both indoor and outdoor applications, without the use of additional supports.

According to Concrete Network, countertop slabs are being made longer with fewer seams, allowing for more complex structures and fewer cracks. “Despite their weight, concrete countertops can extend well beyond their support base to create cantilevers that serve both functional and aesthetic purposes,” mentions Jim Peterson, company president.

For those interested in trying their hand at creating a cantilevered countertop, Concrete Network offers educational information on high-strength, low-weight mix designs as well as reinforcement methods and a photo gallery. To access this information, visit:

To find countertop mixes and supplies, visit:

To sign up for the company’s newsletter, visit:

Established in 1999, educates consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative techniques and applications. These include stamped concrete, stained concrete, concrete countertops, polished concrete, and much more. Over 11 million people visited The Concrete Network website in 2014 to research, get ideas, find concrete products, and to find a contractor.

The site connects buyers with local concrete contractors through its Find a Contractor service throughout the U.S. and Canada. Through its Buy Concrete Products service, the site provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete manufacturers throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as local decorative concrete supply stores.

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