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Concrete Countertop Products and GFRC Systems

Concrete countertops offer a number of advantages over other countertop options. With the advent of GFRC material systems for casting a concrete countertop, now any contractor can form, place, finish and install their concrete countertop project with just a little effort and attention to detail. You can learn how to make concrete countertops in North Carolina and South Carolina! The Xtreme Series GFRC Material Systems and Cheng D-FRC Bag Mixes from SureCrete Design Products make concrete countertops possible! Concrete countertop training and materials are available in our Charlotte NC showroom and training center.

XS PreCast GFRC cast concrete material system

XS PreCast | Engineered GFRC Cast Concrete and Concrete Countertop Mix

SureCrete Design Products XS PreCast GFRC Cast Concrete and Concrete Countertop Mix is an engineered, commercial grade pourable casting mix. Our patented blend is formulated with everything in the bag and is available in gray or white cement base. Blend one bag of XS PreCast GFRC cast concrete mix with one-gallon of the liquid modifier additive with color of your choice, mix and pour. It’s just that easy. XS PreCast requires no additional reinforcement. The mix achieves high flex and compressive strength, allowing for thin concrete castings and pours to greatly reduce labor expense as well as weight.

Cast concrete countertop bag mix for polished exposed aggregate

XS Terrazzo | GFRC Concrete Casting and Concrete Countertop Mix for Exposed Aggregate

XS Terrazzo is an engineered GFRC concrete casting mix designed for blending with your selected glass aggregates, stones, shells or other decorative aggregate. Within twelve hours of casting, pieces are ground to reveal the decorative aggregate. XS Terrazzo may be cast thin – down to one quarter inch – then backed with XS PreCast or XS Backer, dramatically reducing the cost of cast concrete and concrete countertops with exposed aggregate. No additional reinforcement is required. Cast and demold times are fast, lowering labor cost.

XS Face Sprayable Concrete Casting Mix for concrete countertops

XS Face | Sprayable GFRC Concrete Casting Mix

XS Face Sprayable GFRC Concrete Mix is a dual component cement based bag mix that perfectly reads the mold or casting surface providing a near flawless precast casting for concrete countertops, furniture, tiles, wall panels and much more. XS Face Mix is available in a gray and white cement-based formulations. XS Face significantly reduces the materials and labor required to construct traditional precast concrete. It is designed to be used in conjunction with XS PreCast or XS Backer. With a broad range of coloring and texture selections along with the manipulation of water demand and placement, design considerations are nearly limitless. XS Face produces concrete countertops, fireplace mantles and facades, shower surrounds, wall panels, furniture and many other architectural cast concrete elements. XS Face is the perfect medium for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

XS Backer Cast Concrete Countertop Bag Mix structural backer high strength

XS Backer | GFRC Concrete Bag Mix for High Strength Cast Concrete

XS Backer Mix is a Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete blend available in white and gray cement base for reinforcing cast concrete pieces. XS Backer is designed to be used in conjunction with XS Face, XS Terrazzo or XS Precast Cast Concrete and Concrete Countertop Mix. XS Backer eliminates the need for additional steel reinforcement. Using the material reduction method that includes XS Backer, cast concrete pieces may be made thinner to reduce weight and labor cost.

XS TruColor Integral Color for Cast Concrete Bag Mix Systems

XS TruColor | Integral Color Powder for Cast Concrete and Concrete Countertop Mix

XS TruColor from SureCrete Design Products is pre-measured integral color powder for use with any XS cast concrete and concrete countertop mix. XS TruColor eliminates the need to measure and weight pigment for cast concrete projects. Using XS TruColor in your cast concrete or concrete countertop project assures you of consistent color throughout all pieces. XS TruColor is specifically formulated to saturate the Portland cement in our XS GFRC bag mixes to achieve extremely rich and vibrant colors not typically seen in cast concrete.

Concrete Countertop Slurry Mix for pinholes

XS Slurry | Cast Concrete Pin Hole Filler

XS Slurry concrete slurry mix is specially designed to fill pinholes and voids in concrete casting pieces. Just add water and optional color to fill concrete countertops wall panels and other cast concrete projects. SureCrete Design Products XS Slurry cast concrete slurry mix was designed to quickly fill voids and pinholes in precast concrete pieces or any concrete where a smooth surface is desired. When combined with XS TruColor packs, it allows design elements to match, complement, or contrast with the concrete piece. The incredibly small aggregate used to formulate the XS Slurry counter top mix product allows it to be used to easily fill voids that other are simply unable to fill efficiently.

Concrete Countertop Sealer XS 327 Hybrid Water Base Polyurethane

XS-327 | Cast Concrete Countertop Sealer

XS-327 is a Water Based Hybrid Polyurethane Sealer for cast concrete and concrete countertop projects. XS-327 is a penetrating and food safe sealer for concrete countertops. XS-327 provides excellent scratch resistance and chemical resistance making it the best concrete countertop sealer for all commercial, industrial and residential cast concrete. XS-327 is available in a natural Matte finish, and also in Semi-Gloss for subtle color enhancement over cast concrete. XS-327 is a UV Stable cast concrete and countertop sealer that may be used outdoors on exterior cast concrete in full sun.

PC 12 Gloss Concrete Countertop Sealer Product

XS PC12 | High Gloss Concrete Countertop Sealer

XS PC12 by SureCrete Design Products is a solvent-based clear polyurea high gloss concrete countertop sealer. XS PC12 is a film forming and color enhancing gloss cast concrete sealer with excellent strength, flexibility and durability for concrete countertops and other cast concrete pieces. PC12 is the best high gloss sealer for kitchen countertops, bath vanities, shower wall panels and other cast concrete pieces.

How to Make a Mold for Concrete Countertops with Foam Rails

XS Rails | Cast Concrete Forming Materials

SureCrete’s XS casting foam rails system is elegantly simple: eliminating ripping material, screwing, nailing, and in most cases, caulking to create the side rails in forming precast projects. It consists of 3 elements: Polystyrene foam rails, Clear facing tape and PSA tape. Whether forming from 3/4” up to 2” thick, form edges are true with no bleeding between casting surface and XS Forming. Installation tools required are just a tape measure, pencil and knife. Unlike conventional cast concrete forming systems that are made with 2×4 lumber pieces, saw-cut melamine or other materials, the XS Forming system provides a much more lightweight, versatile and infinitely more cost efficient method for forming your precast concrete pieces.

Decorative Edge Form Liner for Concrete Countertop

Edge Profiles | Decorative Edge Details for Concrete Casting

SureCrete’s counter top edge profiles are available in 50′ rolls. These concrete countertop edge profiles, made from extruded PVC, offer a more cost-effective solution for one-off pours. Edge Molds are the easiest and most cost-effective way to form a decorative edge profile on concrete countertops, furniture and other concrete and GFRC projects. Use these Chamfer, Eased Square, Ogee and Bullnose pieces to create detailed edge designs with all concrete counter top mix and GFRC mixes, either precast or cast in place.

Polytek liquid rubber concrete mold material system

FormRub Liquid Rubber | Rubber Mold Material for Cast Concrete

Use Polytek FormRub Series liquid polyurethane rubbers to make high-performance cast concrete molds that stand up to the rigors of high-production casting and forming of concrete. These liquid rubbers are two-part systems that cure at room temperature and can be demolded from original models after about 16 hours. All FormRub product options have simple, 1A:1B mix ratios and are low-viscosity mixes that flow easily across detailed models.

Training to learn how to make concrete countertops is available in full three-day classes and individual instruction. Contact us for more information on GFRC Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Casting material systems at 704-333-4235 or use the Contact Us page to discuss these concrete countertop products.

Product delivery is available anywhere in North Carolina and South Carolina, to Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Fayetteville or Wilmington NC, or Columbia, Greenville, Florence or Charleston SC.

Additional information on these GFRC material systems for casting concrete countertops, architectural elements, concrete wall panels, concrete fireplace surrounds and other decorative projects in North Carolina and South Carolina.

XS Backer | GFRC Concrete Bag Mix for High Strength Cast Concrete

SureCrete Design Products XS Backer Mix is a dual component cement based bag mix that is unmatched in fiber loading. It is not a stand-alone blend but XS Backer significantly reduces the materials and labor required to construct traditional precast concrete. Reinforcement steel is eliminated, thinner precast pieces are routine, quicker production times are accomplished. A stronger, denser and more flexible cementitious composite is created by combining cutting-edge technology with modern fiber advancements. With a broad range of coloring and texture selections along with the manipulation of water demand and placement, design considerations are nearly limitless. XS Backer, when used in conjunction with XS Face, XS Terrazzo or XS Precast, produces concrete countertops, fireplace mantles and facades, shower surrounds, wall panels, furniture and many other architectural elements. XS Backer Mix for Concrete Countertops and Cast Concrete is available at Turning Point Innovations in Charlotte North Carolina.

Specifications and properties of XS Backer GFRC Concrete Bag Mix from SureCrete Design Products

Coverage: 50 pound bag yields approximately 9.8 square foot at 1/2″ thick, or roughly 0.43 cubic foot.
VOC Rating: 0 g/L
Shelf Life: one year in original unopened container
Mixing Ratio: 1 gal XS Modifier to 50 pounds XS Backer
Density: 120 lbs/cubic foot
Comprehensive Strength: ASTM C-170: 10,030 PSI @ 28 days
Flexural Strength: ASTM C-880: 1,180 PSI @ 28 days

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XS Face | Sprayable GFRC Concrete Casting Mix

XS Face Sprayable GFRC Concrete Casting Mix was specifically designed for precast concrete fabricating professionals in North Carolina and South Carolina looking to mass-produce furniture and other precast pieces that require complex, three-dimensional molds but need to still maintain a consistent look and smooth texture across all surfaces. Through the use of a hopper gun or similar spraying equipment, XS Face can be applied with near identical consistency across a multitude of surfaces and shapes, allowing for the creation of some spectacular architectural pieces at a fraction of the work time of conventional cast concrete.

Specifications and properties of XS Face Sprayable GFRC Concrete Casting Mix from SureCrete Design Products

Coverage: 50 lb bag yields 40-50 square foot at 1/8″
VOC Rating: 0 g/L
Shelf Life: one year in original unopened container
Mixing Ratio: 1 gallon XS Modifier to 50 pounds XS Face
Compressive Strength: ASTM C-170: 10,567 PSI (when used in conjunction with XS Precast or XS Backer)
Flexural Strength ASTM C-880: 1,464 PSI (when used in conjunction with XS Precast or XS Backer)

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XS PreCast | Engineered GFRC Cast Concrete and Concrete Countertop Mix

The dual component high strength precast concrete countertop mix greatly reduces the materials and labor typically required. With no reinforcement needed, thinner precast pieces are used, and quicker production times are accomplished with higher strength. XS PreCast from SureCrete Design Products and available at Turning Point Innovations in Charlotte NC is stronger, denser, and a more flexible cement composite, created by combining cutting-edge technology with modern fiber advancements. With a wide range of color and texture selections and the addition of optional aggregate loading, design considerations are nearly limitless. XS PreCast Cast Concrete Mix is used for concrete kitchen countertops, fireplace mantles, facades, shower surrounds, wall panels, furniture and many other architectural elements. SureCrete has partnered with CHENG and The Concrete Exchange to make a vibrant gray cement formula available in the form of the CHENG DFRC Casting Mix. DFRC Casting Mix is an advanced, fiber reinforced high strength gray concrete countertop mix that is formulated to allow saturated colors from a convenient dual-component package.

Product Specifications:

Coverage  –  50 lb bag = approx 9.8 sq ft @ 1/2″, 7.2 sq ft @ 3/4″ or roughly 0.43 cu ft.

Mixing Ratio  –  1 gal XS Modifier to 50 lb XS Precast (up to 16 oz add’l water)

VOC Rating  –  0 g/L

Density  –  126.1 lbs/cuft

Flexural Strength  –  ASTM C-880: 1,464 PSI

Compressive Strength  –  ASTM C-170: 10,567 PSI

Shelf Life  –  1 year in original unopened container

Packaging – 50-pound bag

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XS Terrazzo | GFRC Concrete Casting and Concrete Countertop Mix for Exposed Aggregate

Surecrete Design Products XS Terrazzo casting mix uses cutting-edge technology with modern fiber additive for concrete countertops and other applications with an exposed aggregate terrazzo look. XS Terrazzo mix is a dual component precast concrete bag mix to which decorative aggregate is added and later exposed to create the unique, polished look of terrazzo. It greatly reduces the materials and labor required to construct traditional precast terrazzo. No reinforcement steel is needed, thinner precast pieces are routine, and quicker production times including grinding and polishing are accomplished. A stronger, denser and more flexible cementitious composite is created by combining cutting-edge technology with modern fiber advancements. With a broad range of coloring and the addition of decorative aggregate, design considerations are nearly limitless. XS Terrazzo produces concrete countertops, fireplace mantles and facades, shower surrounds, wall panels, furniture and many other architectural elements. XS Terrazzo is available to cast concrete professionals in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Specifications and properties of XS Terrazzo Cast Concrete and Concrete Countertop Mix from SureCrete Design Products

Coverage: Varies based on aggregate load. Typical 50 lb bag (plus aggregate) yields approximately 20 square foot @ 1/2″ or 15 square foot @ 3/4″
VOC Rating: 0 g/L
Shelf Life: One year in original unopened container
Mixing Ratio: two gallons XS Modifier to 50 lb XS Terrazzo
Density: Varies based on aggregate load: 126.1 pounds/cubic foot
Compressive Strength: Varies based on aggregate load: ASTM C-170: 10,567 PSI
Flexural Strength: Varies based on aggregate load: ASTM C-880: 1,464 PSI

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Xtreme Color Packs – Concrete Casting Color

Use one XS Color Pack per gallon of Xtreme Modifier with any GFRC or D-FRC concrete casting system to produce reliable and predictable color in your project. The XS Color Packs are specifically formulated to saturate the portland cement in our Xtreme and DFRC Series bag mixes to achieve extremely rich and vibrant colors not typically seen in casted concrete. XS Color Packs are in stock at Turning Point Innovations in Charlotte NC.

Product Specifications:

Coverage – 50 lb bag = approx 20-25 sq ft @ 1/4″ or roughly 0.43 cu ft

VOC Rating  –  0 g/L

Mixing Ratio  –  One color pack per 1 gal XS Modifier

Shelf Life  –  1 year in original unopened container

Packaging: Pre-measured pigment in paper bag

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XS Slurry | Cast Concrete Pin Hole Filler

SureCrete Design Products Xtreme Slurry is a just-add-water system used to fill pin holes and voids, and as a secondary accent in Travertine, Pressed and other visual textures. Pigment the white-base Slurry with Color Pack or other tints. Use XS Slurry in contrasting colors to create beautiful visual textures that emulate the look of natural stone found in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Specifications and Properties of XS Slurry Concrete Slurry Mix Pin Hole Filler from SureCrete Design Products

Coverage Varies depending on design and mix
VOC Rating 0 g/L
Shelf Life 1 year in original unopened container

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XS-327 | Cast Concrete Countertop Sealer

SureCrete Design Products XS327 is a premium cast concrete countertop sealer that when fully cured is a food-safe clear coating. Available in matte or semi-gloss finishes, XS-327 is a water-based hybrid polyurethane that is UV stable and scratch resistant clear concrete sealer. XS-327 cast concrete countertop sealer is a specially formulated two component water-based, moisture cure, high solids hybrid polyurethane coating designed for application over completed indoor concrete countertops and exterior cast concrete surfaces anywhere in North Carolina or South Carolina. XS-327 is a penetrating concrete sealer food safe for concrete countertops. XS-327 concrete sealer is environmentally friendly with very low VOC in a water base solution that, when cured, is certified food safe concrete countertop sealer. XS-327 is a high-performance clear top coat cast concrete sealer which generates the premier balance of strength, flexibility, chemical and scratch resistance. XS-327 concrete countertop sealer is ideally suited for both commercial and residential settings applied upon concrete countertops, fireplace surrounds, shower panels, floor tiles, wall panels, and all Xtreme Series products. XS-327 sealer is stain resistant to most household chemicals and culinary items and is heat resistant to 300 degrees F.

Specifications and Properties of XS-327 Cast Concrete Countertop Food Safe Sealer from SureCrete Design Products

Coverage: Approximately 100 square foot per 40 ounce catalyzed product
VOC Rating: 25 g/L (before dilution)
Solids Content: 64% (before dilution)
Shelf Life: one year in original unopened container
Mixing Ratio: 3 parts A to 2 parts B
Pot Life: 30 minutes
Ready for re-coat: dry to the touch
Light Duty Use: 24 hours
Cement Counter Top Sealer: Food Safe / Cured 7 days

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XS PC12 | High Gloss Concrete Countertop Sealer

SureCrete Design Products XS PC12 is a solvent-based clear high gloss concrete casting sealer that is UV stable and easy to apply. Manufactured with high-quality materials, XS PC-12 is a great choice for sealing your concrete cast pieces in North Carolina and South Carolina for a long lasting durable surface. XS PC12 is a high gloss concrete casting sealer that is a specially formulated two component, 59% solids hybrid solvent based polyurea coating designed for application over completed concrete surfaces. XS-PC12 high gloss casting sealer provides a UV stable, penetrating, film forming, color enhancing, and high gloss durable surface. XS PC12 is ideally suited for both commercial and residential settings applied upon concrete countertops, fireplace surrounds, shower panels, floor tiles, wall panels, and all Xtreme Series materials. With its extremely high chemical and scratch resistance, XS PC12 concrete casting sealer wet look is an ideal sealer for use on cast concrete pieces where you’re looking for a gloss coating as well as some color enhancement.

Specifications and properties of XS PC12 High Gloss Concrete Countertop Sealer from SureCrete Design Products

Appearance (cured): Clear gloss sheen
Water Resistance: Excellent beads water
Mechanical Stability: Excellent
Light Stability: Excellent
Appearance (wet): Clear
Odor: Aromatic
Application Temperature: 60 – 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Gardener direct/reverse impact: >160-inch pounds
Taber Abrasion: 40-60 mg loss
QUV – A: less than 5.0 @ 2,000 hours
Gloss retention: >95% @ 2,000 hours
Chemical Resistance
MEK, no effect
Xylene, no effect
Tap Water, no effect
Mineral Spirits, no effect
100% Ethanol, no effect
10% Acetic Acid, no effect
5% Sodium Hydroxide, no effect
50% Sodium Hydroxide, no effect
85% Lactic Acid, no effect
50% Sulfuric Acid, no effect
38% Hydrochloric Acid, no effect
10% Sodium Chloride Solution, no effect
28% Ammonia, no effect
Coffee, no effect
Cola, no effect
Grape Juice, no effect
Ketchup, no effect
Mustard, transient staining
Clorox Bleach 5-10%, no effect

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Xtreme Forming System – Foam Rails for Concrete Countertops

SureCrete Design Products XS Forming system for cast concrete is elegantly simple, eliminating ripping material, screwing, nailing, and caulking to create the side rails in forming precast projects. It consists of 3 elements: Polystyrene foam rails, clear facing tape and PSA tape. Whether forming from 3/4” up to 2” thick, form edges are true with no bleeding between casting surface and XS Forming. Installation tools required are just a tape measure, pencil and knife.

Product Specifications:

Material Type   –  Foam and Tape

Available Thicknesses  –   3/4″, 1″, 1-1/2″ and 2″

Packaging Info

3/4″ x 1-1/2″ x 48″: 28 pieces per box

1″ x 1-1/2″ x 48″: 28 pieces per box

1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ x 48″: 16 pieces per box

2″ x 2″ x 48″: 16 pieces per box

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Edge Profiles – Form Details for Concrete Casting

The simplest and most economical way to create decorative concrete countertop edge forms and profile on any concrete countertops or concrete furniture project is to use EdgeMolds. These reusable concrete countertop edge form liners are used to mold Eased Square, Ogee, Bullnose and Chamfer profiles on concrete countertops. EdgeMolds are provided in fifty-foot rolls by Turning Point Innovations in Charlotte NC, so you can form large concrete countertops islands, table tops and other pieces with just a single seam. Use EdgeMolds to form large and small radius sections, or trim with just a razor knife for corners.

Product Specifications:

Material Type   –   Extruded Modified PVC

Profiles – Bullnose, Chamfer, Eased Square, Ogee

Detail Height   –   1-1/2″

Packaging  –   50′ Length Roll

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The best concrete countertop mix and GFRC systems in North Carolina and South Carolina are available from Turning Point Innovations in Charlotte NC.