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Concrete countertops are composed of cement, aggregates, admixtures, and water, with the ability to use recycled ingredients in the mix. Concrete can be molded into custom shapes in place and/or given distinctive blended looks though polishing and pigment techniques.


O+M Tips

  • Concrete countertops must need to be sealed on a regular basis. Ensure that low-emitting concrete sealants are used. Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified with a soft towel or cloth. Avoid using an abrasive pad when cleaning.

End of Life Tips

  • Visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Sealants: Must meet the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Low-Emitting Materials
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation