Concrete’s versatility permits features like metal trivets to be added to your countertop design.

What are concrete countertop trivets?

Concrete Countertop Trivets: Function and FlairCONCRETE COUNTERTOP TRIVETS are raised metal rods embedded into a concrete countertop surface.

What is the purpose of concrete countertop trivets? 

Concrete countertop trivets are both a practical and aesthetic design element.

(1) Functional

The primary purpose of concrete countertop trivets is to protect the countertop surface. Trivets are made of material that can withstand heat and friction making them the ideal place to set hot items. This keeps direct heat off of the countertop surface; helping prevent damage to the sealer. Embedded trivets also provide abrasion resistance to areas where pots and pans are routinely going to be slid across the surface.

(2) Stylish

An additional benefit of concrete countertop trivets is the design appeal. Rods add character to the surface. The typical choice for inlayed trivets is simple rods; however, even simple straight rods enhance color and visual texture. Custom sized and shaped trivets can also be placed in a decorative pattern. Personalization is a major benefit when choosing a custom-made material such as concrete.

Where can concrete countertop trivets be embedded?

Concrete countertops are handmade to suit your unique needs and preferences. Artisans can inlay metal trivets into your concrete countertop anywhere you would like. May we suggest: by your cooktop to place that heavy cast iron skillet, near the microwave to catch a hot dish, and remember your outdoor eating spots such as near the grill or burner for those hot pots and griddles.

Add function and flair to your home with concrete countertop trivets. With concrete, the choices are endless and always yours!

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Stainless Steel Trivet Round Bars Image by Expressions LTD, used with permission.

Reference: Express Yourself with Trivets



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draingroovesAn overview of what integral sinks are, and why a decorative concrete sink and countertop might be right for you.

What are integral sinks?

INTEGRAL SINKS are made from the same material as the countertop they are set into. The effect is a smooth transition from sink to counter surface.

What are the advantages of integral sinks?

Integral Sinks: Elegant & Practical Design FeatureEASY CLEANUP Integral sinks lack a seam between the sink and countertop. Thus, there are no places for food particles to collect in.

MODERN DESIGN Integral sinks have a simplistic design allowing the focus to stay on features such as an elegant faucet or artistic backsplash.

Why is concrete the ideal material for integral sinks?

Concrete is an extremely versatile building material that can easily handle both the water resistant sink and functional countertop. Concrete also offers unique style and color options not possible with other materials.

Something for you to consider —

10404109_869834426364317_8112654237905781670_nIntegral sinks and countertop combinations are considered to be one piece. Therefore, if you have to replace one, the other piece must also be replaced.

Concrete sinks and countertops for kitchens and baths are the most unique, personal design options because they are handcrafted for each client and can be made in almost any color, shape or texture. The design options are endless!

An integral sink might be perfect for you! Take the hassle out of cleaning your kitchen and bathroom; and, have a uniquely crafted product at your home or business.

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Remember… Decorative concrete is handcrafted, durable and unique. We create distinctive decorative concrete; and, we strive to make each customer happy.

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Summer is right around the corner. Are you ready? SunWorks, etc. can help!

Here are five ways to make your backyard the number one summer hangout.

1. Time to get fired up.


  • Outdoor kitchens are the hottest trend in backyard entertaining. From a simple grill surround, to an elaborate, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor kitchens make hosting fun.


  • Fire pits are hot commodities. A cozy concrete fire pit creates ambiance and entices your guests to sit back and relax.

2. Time to set up an outdoor bar.


  • Beverage servers ensure that your favorite summer drinks are always close at hand. Not your usual boring ice bucket, our concrete trough offers a place for beverages to chill.


  • Side tables add organization to busy family spaces. A pretty tray with a few glasses is all you need to be ready for summer entertaining.


  • In-pool tables are the ultimate in luxury. Enjoy a cold beverage while relaxing in the pool.

3. Time to fill your planters.


  • Planters add a pop of color to your deck or patio. Our decorative concrete planters are customizable and crafted to stand up to the elements beautifully.

4. Time to set out your patio furniture.


  • Outdoor furniture that is made of concrete has exceptional strength and durability. Our decorative concrete furniture is expertly crafted for years of dependable outdoor use.
  • Have a base that needs a top? We can custom build a new top for you.

5. Time to have dinner alfresco.


  • Eat in the open air. The summer months are perfect for eating outdoors. Our decorative concrete furniture is crafted to stand up to years of outdoor entertaining.

For more decorative concrete inspiration visit our online gallery.

Tell us: How are you getting ready for summer?



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