It’s hard to imagine concrete countertops that work better than those found in your average kitchen, but the next generation of countertops could revolutionize the way you work and live.
In the last decade, concrete countertop manufacturers have come up with some of the best countertops on the market.
But many of these designs don’t last, and there’s a good chance they won’t be around for long.
That’s where an innovator in the industry is stepping in.
On January 31, a team of engineers at Arup, a world leader in concrete counter top manufacturing, announced the first new concrete counter product in 25 years.
Arup’s new product is called The Future, and it is meant to replace all existing countertops.
The team behind The Future says it’s the first concrete counter that can deliver the same amount of energy as the same energy used by your typical kitchen countertop.
“The technology for this product is already in the prototype stage and we expect to have this in our final product around mid-2018,” Arup said in a statement.
“In the meantime, we are committed to developing a scalable, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly concrete counter system that will be the best solution for the average homeowner.”
The Future’s main competitor is the countertop maker New Home Solutions, which announced the arrival of its first concrete slab in June.
That slab was built from steel that can be reinforced to a hard, lightweight material that’s lighter than concrete.
New Home Solutions is also using the same technology to build its second slab, which is meant for a more energy-dense concrete surface.
New home solutions are big business, and in 2016 the company made $1.3 billion in sales.
That made the company the second-largest cement producer in the world, behind only the giant Duracell and the French company L’Hôtel de Ville.
The Future is also one of the first countertop products to use new technologies.
New Home has been using new materials and technologies to design its concrete slab, including an improved form of polyester that is lighter than regular polyester.
New homes have also seen a boom in the use of concrete as insulation in apartments and condos, which has created a new market for new concrete slab designs.
A major new market is the construction industry, which requires high-density concrete walls to house the most expensive building materials, including concrete.
The future is the future of the concrete slab industry, and Arup is hoping that its new product will play a major role in making that future a reality.