Synopses & Reviews
This book reinvents the countertop with a single material: concrete. 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 350 color photographs that bring this exciting medium to life.
From designing and forming to coloring, troweling, and curing, this comprehensive guide explores one of the newest trends in home design--concrete countertops. 350 color photos. Illustrations.
Concrete Countertops re-invents the countertop with a single material: concrete. Although this method of building kitchen and bathroom countertops is currently very popular, not one book on the subject exists - until now.
Enter Fu-Tung Cheng, master of design and construction. Here at last is a complete, start-to-finish book on creating concrete countertops. Cheng takes you step-by-step through the process of making a concrete countertop -- from building the mold and mixing and pouring concrete to curing, grinding, polishing, and installing the countertop.
Youll be inspired by the 350 color photographs that bring this exciting medium to life. And youll discover that the possibilities for creative expression with concrete are endless. Countertops made of custom-formed, colored and finished concrete can look like marble, granite, glass or sculpture - the look is limited only be the imagination.
Throughout the book, Cheng offers valuable troubleshooting advice and useful tips on maintaining a concrete countertop.
About the Author
Eric Olsen is a journalist. He has published hundreds of magazine articles, a few short stories, and six nonfiction books. Olsen directed the International Institute of Modern Letters, a literary think-tank that helped writers who were victims of censorship, and created the first American City of Asylum, in Las Vegas. He was also the executive editor at Time Inc. Health, a Time Warner company. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He lives in Las Vegas.