The Unsung Craft Behind a Contemporary Countertop
The craftsmen who create these countertops and integrated basins are skilled artisans who work with modern materials. In this video, a cement resin composite is installed over a sealed marine grade plywood structure and a solid surface composite sink. With the use of trowels and floating tools, the resulting surface has the look of authentic troweled cement. Hand-applied finishing techniques include fine sanding, honing and sealing. Though largely hand-crafted, the final product is surprisingly high-tech and remarkably low-maintenance – lightweight, durable, flexible, and impervious to cracks or stains. Hastings is proud to offer and showcase these artisan-made countertops on its popular Urban vanity collection.