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Concrete


Description

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.


Tips

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