Concrete worktops have become a popular option across an array of design styles.
Concrete worktops have swiftly risen in popularity, becoming a sought-after choice across a diverse range of design styles. Whether adorning an industrial, minimalist, Scandinavian, or even a country farmhouse-themed space, the versatility of concrete worktops effortlessly elevates the overall aesthetic. This enduring trend has not only captivated the attention of interior design enthusiasts but has also become a staple feature in stylish Instagram posts and esteemed interior magazines.
Delving into the realm of contemporary design, quartz concrete worktops have emerged as a remarkable alternative for those seeking the industrial allure of concrete with added durability and low-maintenance benefits such as 4001 Fresh Concrete. Quartz, a robust and resilient material, not only captures the captivating aesthetic of concrete but also brings unparalleled practicality to the forefront.
Another noteworthy option in the realm of modern worktops is the porcelain worktop. Offering a perfect blend of elegance and durability, porcelain worktops have gained traction for their authentic appearance of poured concrete such as 411 Concrita. These sleek surfaces provide a sophisticated touch to various design styles, from contemporary to classic. With their resistance to scratches, stains, and heat, porcelain worktops stand out as a resilient and visually appealing choice for those seeking a refined concrete or industrial aesthetic in their living spaces without using poured concrete.
Create an industrial kitchen with concrete effect worktops
This back-to-basics interior trend is the epitome of effortlessly cool luxury. Industrial kitchens combine functionality with an urban beauty, full of textures from exposed metals or brickwork to concrete effect worktops. Caesarstone has identified the key considerations when designing your industrial kitchen.
10 industrial style kitchens to inspire your designs
Here are some of our favourite kitchen designs that showcase the industrial trend, to inspire your own renovation projects.
Should I choose a concrete worktop?
The allure of concrete worktops, both in their genuine form and concrete-style variations, is undeniable. Boasting a contemporary and timeless appeal, these sleek surfaces effortlessly blend minimalist design with a touch of warmth and earthiness. However, in the realm of kitchen aesthetics, the choices extend beyond concrete alone.
Consider quartz worktops as a compelling alternative. Renowned for their exceptional durability and practicality, Caesarstone has crafted quartz surfaces that perfectly showcase the concrete aesthetic while offering a flawless finish in various styles. The versatility of Caesarstone’s concrete quartz surfaces opens up a myriad of options for interior projects, making it a suitable choice for any kitchen style.
Moreover, porcelain concrete effect worktops present another enticing option. Combining elegance with durability, these surfaces capture the innate beauty of concrete, providing a refined touch to contemporary and classic kitchen designs.
Caesarstone has been at the forefront of manufacturing premium quartz worktops for almost three decades, more recently expanding their offering to include premium porcelain kitchen worktops, consistently creating high-quality surfaces that are designed to last such as concrete-effect worktops.
Virtually maintenance-free, Caesarstone create surfaces that are naturally hard-wearing, non-porous and highly durable by nature. For extended peace of mind on our quality quartz and porcelain worktop surfaces, we can confidently offer a lifetime warranty across all of our products.
Case Study: Modern Scandi Family Home
Case Study: Linda Barker's dream kitchen
A spotlight on our concrete quartz worktop
4043 Primordia is a popular choice within our Metropolitan collection, an innovative range that is inspired by the industrial trend. Echoing the raw elements of concrete, this weathered-looking quartz surface has an added depth of character.
Other quartz concrete surfaces that encompass the same blend of industrial art, architecture, and cutting-edge design include 4033 Rugged Concrete, 4011 Cloudburst Concrete and 4044 Airy Concrete each of which showcases Caesarstone's proprietary technology with our innovative designs.
Designing our Concrete Style Worktops
With a reputation for developing unique designs that are often at the cutting edge of interior design, we are proud to showcase the research, design and development processes and inspirations behind Primordia. Combining its cool grey base with soft splotches in off-whites and greys and darker veils of grey and brown, this wonderful kitchen worktop surface combines the organic appearance of natural stone with ageing, weathering and delicate patinas with the industrial look of rough concrete.
What our customers say
“I first presented my clients with the ‘Metropolitan’ Collection surfaces to consider, and ‘Primordia’ was an instant hit. They loved the variation in colour and texture of the material, and once I explained the low-maintenance and longevity that Caesarstone quartz offers, they were sold on it for their lifestyle as well as for the aesthetic. The coppery veins perfectly complement the oak cabinetry and green within the space, bringing the whole design together”.
Huse Kilic, Designer at Archispek Kitchens
What our customers say
“The client wanted something that would work well with the light-coloured kitchen furniture but still add character to the space. Caesarstone’s Cloudburst Concrete was the perfect option, as it added texture and interest whilst still keeping the overall look light and sleek, this was particularly important when the client also wanted to use the same material on their full height backsplash, shelf and waterfall island.”
“Durability and ease of cleaning were key factors in this family’s choice. They chose Caesarstone because they were confident that this product will maintain its beautiful finish for years to come.”
Adrian Graves, Designer at Piqu
What our customers say
“We chose the Airy Concrete from Caesarstone primarily for the natural look. It fitted perfectly with the rest of the interior design creating a very modern style.”
“We love the Caesarstone products due to the varying finishes and textures as well as the back-up and support from Caesarstone themselves”.
Concrete Porcelain Worktops
In addition to concrete quartz worktops, porcelain concrete worktops make a wonderful choice for your next kitchen worktop. Porcelain worktops are available in a large range of different designs, colours and styles, including concrete inspired surfaces, allowing you to take your design ideas in any direction you desire.
Furthermore, porcelain worktops are extremely strong and durable as well as stain-resistant and very hygienic, making them perfect for the busy heart of your home.
The Caesarstone Swatch Book
Our Swatch Book has been specially created to provide the ultimate how-to guide to using Caesarstone in your own home including design tips and planning resources.
Where to buy your concrete effect worktop
Once you’ve requested your samples, our quartz and porcelain concrete effect worktops are available to buy from a number of stone worktop fabricators and design showrooms around the UK.
Our Black and White Concrete Worktops
We have a range of fantastic concrete quartz worktops that are not just traditionally grey in colour. For example, 4601 Frozen Terra is a classic white and neutral-coloured canvas for any kitchen, fusing the playfulness of terrazzo with the robustness of concrete. 4001 Fresh Concrete is also a fantastic example of a crisp white concrete delicately touched by subtle greys that breathe warmth and organic energy
As an alternative to the classic white, consider a creamy-beige backdrop to your new kitchen. 412 Beige Ciment offers a natural and neutral-toned warm concrete, using layers and texture to create a weathered porcelain worktop. Similarly, 413 White Ciment offers a whitewashed porcelain concrete surface, offering a cloud-like warm white presence that is highly tactile.
In comparison, 5810 Black Tempal and 5820 Darcrest are a perfect blend of natural and industrial, with a mix of colours and tones providing a mix of real depth and movement. If you’re looking for a slightly lighter worktop than black but without the sterility of a white worktop, consider 4033 Rugged Concrete a darker grey quartz worktop that is flushed with white-haze patinas and industrial-inspired imperfections and a deep textured finish.
For another surface with a darker industrialised feel, consider 411 Concrita. This wonderful porcelain worktop combines the feel of concrete with the rugged aspects of stone, making it the ideal choice in your industrial style kitchen. 302 Metallio Black is another excellent example of how our porcelain worktops transform the popular style of dark industrial surfaces. This gives the surface a look of worn alloys, but it’s still practical and easy to maintain, especially in kitchens that are the heart of the home.
Try our Kitchen Visualiser Tool...
Would you like to see how your worktop could look in your kitchen? Our kitchen visualiser tool allows you to bring your designs to life, showcasing how you can use Caesarstone surfaces throughout your home.
The Visualiser allows you to choose from our vast range of colours and finishes available, across simulated kitchen designs in a classic or modern style kitchen. When you have created your dream design, you can share it with others or save it for reference when you get started with your actual renovation project.