Cast-in-place concrete countertops
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Cast-in-place concrete countertops a guide for craftsmen by Tom Ralston

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Published by Schiffer Publications Ltd. in Atglen, Pa .
Written in English


  • Concrete countertops -- Design and construction

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Edition Notes

StatementTom Ralston.
LC ClassificationsTT197.5.C68 R35 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18500596M
ISBN 100764329499
ISBN 109780764329494
LC Control Number2007938904

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Concrete Countertops is an essential book for architects, homeowners and contractors who want to learn how to design, form, mix, pour, color, trowel, inlay and finish decorative concrete countertops. Homeowners will be inspired by the color photographs that . Cast in Place Concrete Countertops Presented by: Jeffrey Girard, P.E. Precast is done in your shop. Concrete Countertops Concrete Countertops Cast-in-place is done on site, right on top of the kitchen cabinets. Pros and Cons of Cast-in-Place Pros No heavy lifting, no slab transportation No templating, no separate installation No seams No shop. Cast In Place Countertops Forms designed to attach to a cabinet base, fill with concrete, and then simply snap off the front of the plastic form for a finished concrete countertop edge. Part of the Z-Form system, which also offers concrete mix products, reinforcements, and knockouts all for casting concrete countertops right in place.   For the first time, the art and craft of creating concrete countertops is detailed, step-by-step. This invaluable manual will guide craftsmen through each step of creating a cast concrete countertop, from the careful process of measuring for a template, to building a mold, through casting and installation/5(12).

  “The cast-in-place method is set up with plywood and 2 x 4s like a ‘curb and gutter’ that is a staple for the concrete contractor. They strip the outer edge of the edge form after the cement sets up a little and finish the edge along with the top for a . Poured in place concrete countertops, also called cast in place concrete countertops, are built, poured, and finished right on top of the cabinets at the jobsite or in your kitchen. This technique of building concrete countertops has some advantages over a precast concrete countertop that is built in a shop and installed after it is completed.   Kitchen designers, contractors, architects, and homeowners alike can use this book to learn the detailed process of creating amazing concrete countertops. Here Ralston shows how to plan, execute, and complete a concrete countertop cast . A poor cast in place concrete countertop mix would have large aggregate of one size, say 3/8″, mixed with fine sand. This is a case of “gap grading”. A good mix will have well-graded aggregate. Click here for a free seminar including a specific cast in place mix design. Comments are closed.