Designing, fabricating and installing your new concrete countertops is not as complicated as you might think. Our innovative Z Counterform products simplify the process, and our step by step guides show you exactly how to achieve perfect results on each and every concrete countertop application.
How to make cast-in-place concrete countertops:
First, measure, cut and fasten the cement board to the top of your cabinets. Then, scribe, measure and cut the Z Counterforms to the appropriate length. Use the Z Counterform Edge Expert to hold the forms firmly in place while cutting. Attach the Z Counterform edge forms securely to the cement board substrate, taping all corners to ensure a tight joint.
Fill in the entire countertop surface form with your concrete mix, ensuring the front edge of the Z Counterforms are completely filled, and add wire mesh to strengthen the countertop and prevent cracks. Vibrate forms thoroughly with a palm sander or pencil vibrator to remove any unwanted blemishes along the edge of the countertop.
As the concrete sets, you can use a steel trowel to finish the countertops and create a smooth finish surface. When the concrete is fully cured, remove excess concrete from the top of the form with the Z Gem Pad.
Last, simply snap off the Z Counterform to reveal your beautiful concrete countertop with custom edge forms.
These tops are now ready for staining and sealing.