Last updated on March 31st, 2022
Polished concrete worktop cost
Polished concrete worktops are a slick, stylish choice that has taken the interior design world by storm due to its minimalistic design. As well as being stylish, concrete worktops are a very practical option for your kitchen as concrete is a very unique material, with every surface it is used for having its own texture and finish.
Polished concrete worktops are a slick, stylish choice that has taken the interior design world by storm due to its minimalistic design. As well as being stylish, concrete worktops are a very practical option for your kitchen as concrete is a very unique material, with every surface it is used for having its own texture and finish. Concrete worktops are also a very sustainable option for your kitchen as they get stronger over time, meaning they’re great for any outdoor kitchens or barbecue spaces, as they do not rust or weaken in the rain.
Read on to find out the average polished concrete worktop cost and what the benefits of choosing this material are.
|Cost provided item||Low cost||High cost||Average cost|
|Polished concrete worktops (per metre)||£350||£400||£350|
|Polished laminate concrete worktop (per metre)||£105||£385||£245|
|Kitchen worktop fitting cost (per job)||£200||£450||£325|
|Kitchen fitter (per day)||£120||£240||£180|
Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now
How much is a polished concrete worktop?
The overall cost of a polished concrete worktop will vary on the thickness and length you would like, and this will also affect the cost of the installation. If you are attempting a DIY project, you will need to factor in extra cost variables like equipment (sanding machine, concrete mixer, moulds) and materials, however, we wouldn’t recommend installing it yourself unless you have experience, as the worktop can be easily damaged and costly to repair.
The best bet is to contact a professional to get a quote for your polished concrete worktop installation. For a metre of polished concrete worktop at the standard thickness, it will cost around £350 – £400, and then you will need to factor in the installation. On average, it costs between £200 – £450 for a kitchen fitter to install a worktop, or alternatively, if you are getting your kitchen completely renovated, a kitchen fitter will charge on average between £120 – £240. Each worktop is entirely unique and cast to the size you need, which will affect the overall cost of installation.
White polished concrete worktop
The overall polished concrete worktop cost will vary depending on the desired finish and thickness you want your worktop to be. As concrete is a very porous material, it can be made in different colours. The most popular colour for concrete worktops is white, due to the colour’s versatility in the kitchen. Changing the colour of your concrete worktops is a relatively easy task for any kitchen fitter and just incurs only a small fee. Using a professional tradesperson will allow you to customise your kitchen as you desire.
Polished concrete laminate worktop
If you would like the look of concrete worktops but can’t justify the spend, laminate concrete worktops could be the next best option. The laminate covering gives the appearance of concrete, it is applied over the current surface you have in place. The price of a laminate worktop begins at £100.
A worktop specialist will be able to fit laminate worktops with special glue and smoothing equipment. Attempting to DIY a laminate worktop could leave you with a very unattractive worktop with creases or bubbles of air under the laminate. In order for laminate to look real, it must be applied perfectly.
How much is a polished concrete worktop?
Between £350 – £400 per metre. This doesn’t include installation.
How do you make a polished concrete worktop?
It is cast in a mould and then set. A sealant is then applied to create a smooth worktop, before being sanded and polished.
Are polished concrete worktops good?
They are a very sturdy, long-lasting option that will not need to be replaced for many years.
What are the pros and cons of polished concrete worktops?
They are a very stylish, sustainable option. Whilst they are more expensive than laminate or wooden surfaces, they are slightly cheaper than granite or quartz surfaces. The material however is not as solid as granite, therefore it will be more susceptible to stain marks from food.