For physical color samples, call Sonoma Cast Stone, and order Classic Concrete or NuCrete® Concrete swatches. Online colors will vary from one computer display to another, from one web browser to another, etc....
Mold Release is not sanded, sealed or waxed. As the name implies tiles are released from the mold, cured and shipped. No other finish work/honing is done. Mold Released is lighter in color than sanded, sealed and waxed countertop samples. Tiles are meant to be sealed on site according to the application. Samples are available.
Acid-Etched finish is typically used for fireplace or hood surrounds. Samples are prepared individually as needed. We offer light, medium or heavy acid etch. Acid-Etch is available in Classic Concrete only and is not recommended for kitchen sinks or countertops. Acid-Etched gives an “old world feeling” is slightly rough to the touch and shows beautiful unique sand particles.
This is a more rustic version of the Acid-Etched shown above. Available in Classic Concrete only and is not recommended for kitchen sinks or countertops.
Sinks and countertops made by Sonoma Cast Stone are made with our NuCrete® finish. NuCrete® is embedded into the concrete surface and never has to be resealed. With minimal care, a NuCrete® surface will remain stain-free and like new for years to come.
As with NuCrete®, Classic Concrete surfaces come diamond-sanded, air holes filled, and sealed with penetrative sealer. Classic concrete will naturally patina over time and needs to be maintained & resealed periodically. Classic Concrete fixtures will stain and show age. If this appeals, then your fixtures will increase in value, like a favorite pair of jeans.
MetalCrete® is a fundamentally new surface, and it’s very exciting. We permanently embed metal powders into solid concrete. This is the real thing: real Copper, Iron, Bronze, and Pewter. Those are all soft metals, and as such, they will age and show wear, so these are living finishes. If you want a surface that gradually takes on the old-world charm of a country tavern, there is literally nothing like MetalCrete®.