Concrete Bench Tops
INSITU creates custom concrete bench tops and bathroom vanity tops – create the WOW factor in your home!
Why choose an Insitu concrete bench?
Having a custom concrete counter top keeps you one step ahead of your neighbours, as each bench is individually moulded and is truly unique. Due to concrete’s versatility, it is one of the most extensively used building materials in the world, mainly because it can easily be formed into intricate shapes and is extremely durable. Concrete bench tops are an increasingly popular and practical choice in new or existing homes and commercial applications. Limitless flexibility in colour, shape, thickness and texture contribute to this popularity; as does the current high demand for the clean, modern design solutions that are possible with concrete.
One of the great things about concrete, is that it blends so well with other materials. A concrete island bench gives a warm natural feel especially when teamed with timber cabinetry. Stylish and timeless, concrete blends beautifully with stainless steel appliances and tap ware. Concrete holds unique characteristics that can enhance any interior design and is sure to make a statement in any home or office.
Such flexibility in the moulding process allows you to work with Insitu to personalise your bench to suit your tastes and requirements. Choose from a plain concrete appearance through to an aggregate look with a honed (polished) finish. Insitu can add a number of different mediums to the concrete and can customise the colour to make your bench that little bit more special and fit with your décor. Sinks and cooking hobs can easily be incorporated, as can waterfall ends and many other design features. We are happy to work with your kitchen designer to ensure a seamless process from design right through to installation.
Concrete is not limited to the kitchen – consider creating the wow factor in your bathroom or laundry for a continuous design aspect to your home. Insitu can even create a matching utility bench for your outdoor BBQ area or courtyard to encourage an indoor-outdoor flow.
Make an Informed decision
Selecting the right counter surface for your kitchen is exciting and equally difficult. There are so many options in the market today that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. At Insitu we offer knowledgeable advice and honestly inform you of the pros and cons of concrete. Every bench top material has its advantages and disadvantages, and at Insitu we make sure you understand the benefits and downsides of concrete before you reach your decision. Concrete is not for everyone, but when it’s done right, it makes a true design statement in your home. The experienced team at Insitu can help you every step of the way and as each counter top is unique it allows you to be involved in the creative process.
Following your consultation and your decision to have an Insitu concrete bench top, we will establish whether it will be cast on site or in our Christchurch factory. The majority of our concrete bench tops are manufactured off site.
Then we make a template from your cabinetry, then form, polish and seal the bench top. The bench top is delivered and installed all by our experienced team.
All our bench tops are sealed to protect them from stains. We have a range of sealers available, depending on the clients taste or requirements. Insitu will advise you on the most suitable sealer for your project. It is important to note that whilst considered a low maintenance option, concrete benches shouldn’t be treated as invincible. It is recommended that you use cutting boards and hot plates when working on the concrete. Cleaning up any spills that may occur is also advised as lemon juice and other acidic juices can damage the sealer and eventually allow stains to occur on the bench tops. A great advantage of concrete is that it is repairable unlike most other counter top materials.