Fu-Tung Cheng, award-winning residential designer and bestselling author of "Concrete Countertops: Design, Forms, and Finishes for the New Kitchen and Bath" has just announced his newest build-your-own concrete countertop product line: CHENG Concrete Countertop Products.
Cheng’s company, Cheng Concrete Exchange (a division of Cheng Design Products), has partnered with Canadian-based Interstar Corporation, a recognized innovator in the manufacture of pigments, admixtures and fibers for the concrete industry.
This partnership will help to expand the CHENG Concrete Countertop Product line, improve the performance and ease-of-use of all these proprietary products, and make the products more accessible at the Cheng Concrete Exchange online store and select concrete and building supply retailers throughout the U.S.
"We're excited to be working with Zachary Gillman, the president of Interstar, and his highly capable team," said Cheng. "Together we'll introduce an entire range of products for professionals and do-it-yourselfers (DIYs) to address the increasing demand for concrete countertops."
In 2003, Cheng, who has been designing with concrete for over 25 years, began teaching workshops in Berkeley, CA, on the design and crafting of concrete countertops.
"Concrete allows for highly sculptural designs in countertops, something not really possible with two-dimensional materials like granite or stone," said Cheng. "But there’s a shortage of craftsmen able to design and build them. We hope to address this shortage with our training programs and full line of specialty products."