If you’re looking to give your concrete countertop a natural edge, look no further than two new texture edge forms from Bon Tool Co.
The forms, one stone and one seashell, were introduced in January. Both give a unique, natural-looking texture to the side of a bathroom or kitchen countertop.
The stone form is a pattern taken from an actual rock’s edge. It offers subtle variations in a texture that suggests the side of a cliff.
The seashell form, for its part, was made with real seashells glued to cut coral. It leaves raised impressions of common seashells and looks vaguely like a fossil bed.
The flexible, reusable urethane forms are applied to wet concrete during fabrication. Each tool measures 8 feet by 2 inches. Because of the special blend of rubber used in their manufacture, they do not require a release agent during application.
The forms present a range of stylistic opportunities to contractors, who may stain them to look like their natural inspirations or get creative. A Bon Tool press release about the forms offers some basic recommendations: “The entire slab of concrete should be colored in a method typically used to achieve desired effect. Afterward, a spot application of acid stain or water-based acrylic paint should be considered to enhance the shaded areas of the rock’s edge or the individual shells in the pattern.”
The edge forms are new additions to Bon Tool’s Bonway line of tools and materials for decorative concrete. The line includes texturing, coloring and sealing products.
To learn more, visit Bon Tool Web site or contact the Bon Tool sales department at (724) 443-7080.