The decision about installing a concrete countertop versus granite, marble, corian or laminate can be a difficult one. When thinking about this keep in mind you will need the correct cabinetry infrastructure to handle the weight so putting concrete on 30 year old cabinets may not be the best idea. Concrete is both beautiful and budget-friendly. If properly installed and sealed, concrete countertops will last practically forever. Colncrete works well in a modern or industrial looking kitchen. Concrete is a poreous material and will absorbe liquids and stain. Acidic substances will etch the concrete and cooking oils can leave dark stains. Applying a sealer to the surface will lessen the chances of damage.