Granicrete Overview

With independent installers, distributors & training centers, Granicrete is successfully becoming one of the nation’s largest decorative finishes networks in providing affordable concrete overlay solutions to homes and businesses. Granicrete’s domestic success continues with the recent additions of distributors here in Ohio. Overlayment and resurfacing can be applied directly over existing countertops, concrete, or other approved surfaces.
At the 2007 World of Concrete trade show, our own industry recognized this breakthrough. With over 90,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibits, Granicrete received the 2007 MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT AWARD in the Decorative Concrete Category for our GRANICRETE COUNTERTOP RESURFACING SYSTEM

Most recently, Granicrete is finding that more designers are speaking with their clients about concrete countertops which have resulted in more consumer inquiries into the marketplace. The decorative trend for countertops is moving toward including Concrete countertops. These countertops are more durable than granite and designers have a greater control of the design finishes through a variety of color techniques offered. Granicrete is becoming noticed by designers for concrete countertops as our fully installed top can be 1/3rd the cost of quality concrete countertops found in the marketplace. Granicrete avoids the higher cost associated with manufacturing by applying a cement micro-topping and handcrafting coloring techniques-this can be done for new tops or for resurfacing existing surfaces. We are also finding that consumers and designers who have examined Granicrete’s concrete countertop finish, and the customized coloration techniques we offer, have found a stunning comparison to what they have come to know.

Advantages to the Countertop Surfacing System by Granicrete

Achieving the high-end look without the high-end price makes perfect sense to the sensible consumer. Granicrete presents significant value allowing the consumer to stretch their home improvement dollar even further. Another key benefit of our product is the ease of cleaning and maintaining. Being non-porous, our system cleans easily and periodic polishing of the surface will bring years of enjoyment. The epoxy coating used has both scratch and heat resistance, but they are not scratch and heat proof. Direct heat should always be avoided and cutting on countertops is not recommended by most reputable manufacturers.

Advantages of Granicrete Countertops versus Marble and Granite

Here are some key advantages of the Granicrete countertop system compared to marble or granite countertops:

  • An eco-friendly alternative to natural stone and a completely seamless system while granite always has seams.
  • A system that can be applied over existing substrates
  • This system has almost limitless color possibilities, extremely colorfast with colorants that will not fade and  customized edges
  • This system is completely impervious to any moisture while granite is extremely porous and absorbs moisture and bacteria. The Granicrete system is USDA approved while granite is not!
  • Absolutely not going to accept a stain while Granite stains easily with fruit, peanut butter, olive oil, bacteria, etc.
  • With phenomenal tensile strength, Granicrete will expand and contract to its environment. Granite, on- the-other hand, has no flexibility and is considered a brittle substrate.
  • Completely food safe and Radon free while most granite has at least trace amounts of  radon
  • Our topcoat provides exceptional heat and scratch  resistance

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Granicrete International was pleased to have our Exterior Overylay System be shown on Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Read more…
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