In mid September, Concrete Encounter of Fairfield, Connecticut will be featured on Ron Hazelton’s HouseCalls building a concrete countertop for a bathroom in Ron’s home. Concrete Encounter’s owner Jeff Kuryluk demonstrates step by step the process of building a pre-cast concrete countertop from template to installation on this national television program.
"The misconception by most people is that a concrete countertop is easy to build," says Kuryluk. "But quite the opposite. We must make the piece strong, durable and stain resistant. There are a lot of man hours and many specialized materials incorporated into the concrete to give it these qualities." Throughout the show, Jeff and Ron go through the process of removing the old vanity top, templating the cabinet, building the countertop form, pouring, and then finishing the concrete. Concrete Encounter’s special admixture is used in the concrete to ensure structural stability and resistance to cracking while their concrete countertop sealer Super Seal gives Ron confidence that staining will not be an issue.
Kuryluk is also very pleased with the increased awareness of concrete countertops. "HouseCalls is a national tv show which is watched by a lot of people. It is great to see concrete countertops getting the national recognition to boost its popularity." The people who are interested in concrete generally like the uniqueness of the product as every project is different with over 1500 colors from which to choose. Individuality can be expressed through the incorporation of custom inlays, drain boards, cutting boards, and whatever your imagination can conjure up.