Frequently Asked Questions about Verdicrete ( Engineered Concrete) Countertops

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Why choose Verdicrete?

What sets Verdicrete apart is the individuality of color, texture and bold appearance that are possible.

Where can Verdicrete be used?

Verdicrete can be used anywhere that tile, solid surfacing, slate, granite or marble is used. For instance, Kitchen Island or perimeter countertops, Bath vanities or Desktops and Coffee table tops

What are the color options?

The color possibilities are endless. Shading differences may occur in Verdicrete as they do in all natural materials. Keep in mind that color matching in Verdicrete is not an exact science. Each and every concrete slab is unique and can vary slightly in tonality, color field and texture. This is the beauty of the concrete medium.

Are there custom color samples available ?

A set of three variations of a color (from a sample or by referencing  the Benjamin Moore Chart) Costs $150 This will be partially or fully credited toward your project. A sample of one of our in- stock colors is $25 and includes shipping. Also credited toward the work.

Click here to view our Concrete Colors

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How thick are Verdicrete counter tops?

They are a minimum of 1/2” thick and can be any thickness up through 24 “.

What does a Verdicrete counter top weigh?

A 1” thick concrete counter top weighs approximately 12 lbs. per square foot. 33% less than granite.  Most factory made kitchen cabinets will support both concrete or granite without a problem. It's wise to check any special layout details with your kitchen designer or general contractor.

How does Verdicrete look?

It has texture placed in it by our craftsmen.

It also has markings, spots and lots of natural areas of variation from using the concrete medium.

It can also be made to look very uniform upon request.

What is maximum overhang for a Verdicrete counter top?

A 1½” counter top can be overhung  15” without support. Larger overhangs are possible using external supports. We  use steel reinforcement bars in  tops according to your layout needs. They are internal and invisible.

Do Verdicrete counter tops crack?

No They will not and we warranty them not to. Hairlines or surface crazing may occur but are considered character features, just like veins in stone. They do not affect structural integrity. They are considered by the design trade as a desirable part of the charm of concrete.

Where do field joints occur?

 We use them less and less as our engineering grows more sophisticated. We are currently producing 6' x 14' continuous tops. Field Joints may occur at the size limit for some very long runs or corners or to allow access to your residence. Fax us a drawing for consulting on your design needs. No attempt is made to hide or disguise these joints. Field joints should be unobtrusive but clearly part of the concrete design.

Will Verdicrete counter tops stain?

Our Verdicrete tops are stain-resistant. While they hold up well, it is best not to let spills linger overnight. Scrubbing your top with a 3M Scotchbrite pad will remove stubborn marks or shallow stains. This scrubbing pad will give the same luster that the top was delivered with. Contact Brooks Custom for technical advice if you think the sealer has been damaged.

How do I clean my Verdicrete counter tops?

Windex and a paper towel work great. Clean countertops with any non-abrasive household cleanser. Use a 3M Scotchbrite pad for scrubbing.

Can I cut on my Verdicrete counter tops?

As with any countertop surface, cutting boards should  be used when chopping or cutting foods. Incidental food contact is not a problem.

Can I put hot pots on my Verdicrete counter top?

Boiling water will not harm Verdicrete. Always use a hot plate or trivet when setting items from an oven out on the countertop. Although concrete itself is very heat resistant, the sealer can be damaged from prolonged exposure to very high temperatures such as a frying pan with hot oil.

What about sinks?

We currently offer custom Verdicrete integral sinks in many shapes.

They are great for a bath vanity.

We can under mount or cut-in any sink you may provide. 

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What type of warranty do we offer?

One-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Technical support is provided for the life of the product.

Please see our warranty page.

How long from template until installation or shipping?

Two to four weeks.

We use modern concrete engineering for the fastest cure time in the industry.

How can I get pricing?

Pricing is done in writing only .Please send or fax us a plan drawing of your project. Include measurements and any details you may have. We’ll fax or e-mail you back, usually in 24 hours.

The price point is similar to medium - high end stone industry pricing.

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Verdicrete is an innovative change from the other traditional countertop materials.

Brooks Custom's  craftsmen create each job in our own shop.

All items of color and finish are under our control.

No Concrete countertop is released for installation before it is cured and inspected for finish quality.

You will be pleased with the results.

After viewing all existing lines of concrete counters we have selected what we consider to be the most desirable traits and qualities that concrete has to offer to the design trade.

You may send us templates or plans and specs to duplicate with precision.

We safely pack and ship throughout the world.

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You may send us templates or plans and specs to duplicate with precision.

Our own craftsmen are available to template and install from Philadelphia to Boston