What kind of countertops should you get for your kitchen? There are so many options! Let’s talk about concrete, as it has gained more popularity in recent years.

There are a few things that are beneficial to know before choosing concrete for your countertops. Concrete is porous, so it can absorb stains and harbor bacteria if not cared for properly. It’s important to treat the countertops with a sealer (a heat-resistant one if you would like to place hot objects on the countertop) about once a year. Also, be sure to wipe up spills from vinegar, wine, coffee, citrus, or other acidic foods immediately or else they will leave stains. Also, it is possible to crack or chip concrete. Avoid letting anything heavy slam against an edge.

Okay, but maybe you are still thinking, “But concrete looks so pretty!” It’s true, concrete countertops can give a kitchen an upscale look. Concrete is very durable. So while it is possible to chip it, it’s not easy to do. Also, they’re very easy to keep clean when using the right materials. And it can be heat-resistant.

If you accept the pros along with the few cons, concrete countertops may just be perfect for your kitchen!