Outdoor Ligth Brown Concrete Kitchen CountertopsTraditional Patio, New York

In this outdoor kitchen design the homeowner chose concrete countertops to pull colors from the stone work throughout the property. Custom samples were poured and a color was selected to use for the concrete countertops.

The signature finish was selected to pull in some more color depth and give a more rustic look. The edge detail thickness was chosen at 2” to give countertop some heavy presence against all the stone work.

A raised section acted as an eat-in and drink bar top while the lower section acts as the working and grilling area of the countertops. Trueform Concrete used a UV stable topical sealer to protect the concrete form exposure and the northeast weather.

Example of a mid-sized classic backyard patio kitchen design in New York —  Houzz
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Truffle lover wrote:Feb 7, 2013
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    Trueform Concrete, LLC
    This concrete countertop was fabricated precast in our facility and than brought to the job site where it was installed. A "cast in place" concrete countertop, like your, can be troweled very smooth and then post processed to be even smoother using concrete or granite polishing equipment. It will be very difficult to match something that you see a photo of on your first try. It is a slow learning process with this material. Although this is not how we get the above finish look, my advise would be to try to get this look with a LIGHT acid staining. Sometimes this can achieve a similar outcome. You may want speak to a local decorative concrete floor person, as they have some of the most experience with acid staining and can give you good advise.
  • Truffle lover
    Thank you trueform. That's great advice. My contractor is looking for someone to finish this process as he admitted he is not a true artist at this technique. The concrete looks smooth and beautiful so far and has the necessary joints. Now it's just a question of understanding the techniques and terminology to convey what I want the outcome to be.
Christina Woodwick wrote:Aug 11, 2013
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    Trueform Concrete, LLC
    I believe that the stone was all shipped from Montana to NJ. It looks like Montana Ledgestone.
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    Montana Rockworks, Inc
    That looks like our Moose Mountain & Castle Rock Cottage Blend Thin Veneer.
kbenz84 wrote:Sep 5, 2012
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    Trueform Concrete, LLC
    Concrete countertops are not priced the same way that most other countertop materials are. Concrete is typically priced on a project basis because every project is custom. The countertops are cast specifically for you an that is what makes this material different than any other surface. "Customization is key! ... No other material will allow you to control every aspect of it appearance and texture like concrete will. It would be safe to say that if you were shopping for higher-end granites and marbles, concrete may be an option for you. I would recommend concrete countertops if you want a unique product that can be made to meet any design requirement you may have. It is not a competitor to Granite, rather a sought after specific look that can only be acheived with concrete.
  • oceaneering
    Nice professional reply!
jf2425 wrote:Nov 29, 2016
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    Trueform Concrete, LLC


    Thank you very much for your inquiry in our product. Unfortunately at this time we are not currently taking on any outdoor countertop projects. We are in a r&d phase for an outdoor sealer. We were not happy with how our sealer was performing on outdoor countertops. We want to put out the highest quality concrete products for our customers so for this reason we are searching for a new sealer for this application.

    Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


    Luke Tresslar

    Project Manager

Heather Hitchcock wrote:Feb 23, 2016
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    Trueform Concrete, LLC

    Hi - Thanks for reaching out! Stain is slightly finicky and should expect the pieces to take a life of their own. Don't get married to the sample you have because chances are it will not look like that. It will resemble that in areas of the final project. If you want to get close to this, you will need to cast the base concrete in a slight greenish / antique white color and glaze it down with a "rust-ish" color. Trueform has their own proprietary process to achieve these types of finishes that does not involve stains, so I can't comment on how to get there using stain?

kcesio wrote:Sep 4, 2013
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    Trueform Concrete, LLC
    I believe the upper bar to was 10' long x 20" wide and 2" thick. The countertop had a 10" overhang.
bryanhunter wrote:May 24, 2016

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    Mdame Fidry added this to wellcocoJul 31, 2019

    concrete top, stone wall, stainless steel doors

    Trades by Taylor LLC added this to Shelton Outdoor SpaceMay 29, 2019

    Pool deck top, and we can do the sides in stone or stamp it but this could be a look we could move towards

    Curb Creations, Inc added this to Walker'sMay 9, 2019

    This is always an option, clean

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