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Counter-Flo

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Concrete countertops and statuary have grown in popularity over the years because they can be manufactured with both elegance and durability. Unfortunately, if the concrete mix is not designed with the right specifications, it can ruin the aesthetic and the strength of the final piece. That’s why Fritz-Pak created Counter Flo, a unique concrete countertop admixture formulated to improve the concrete to meet the requirements for these types of mixes.

How Does a Concrete Countertop Admixture Work

Counter Flo is a mixture of water reducers and minerals that create a more flowing concrete without the addition of water. This allows for easier placement in the molds and prevents voids and weak places in the concrete. Additionally, adding Counter-Flo to your concrete mix reduces the permeability of the mix, which lowers the risk of staining. Finally, as a concrete countertop admixture, Counter-Flo lowers the air content of the mix to help provide an even finishing pattern on the countertop.

How to Use Counter-Flo

Fritz-Pak’s concrete countertop admixture comes packaged differently than our other products. For ease of use by contractors, Counter-Flo is packaged in an eight-pound, resealable jar with a two-ounce scoop. When adding Counter-Flo to pre-bagged concrete, use one level scoop per every 80-pound bag. If you’re adding the product to the concrete at the job site, use one level scoop per every 20 pounds of cement in the mix.

Get More Information

If you have questions about using Counter-Flo in your next concrete countertop, give us a call at (214) 221-9494. You can also request a free, no-obligation sample. Once you’ve decided that this is the concrete countertop admixture for you, you can order a case online.

Item#DescriptionContainers/CaseCases/Pallet
996148-lb (3.63-kg) re-closable plastic container w/ 2-oz. measuring scoop436
996158-lb (3.63-kg) re-closable plastic container w/ 2-oz. measuring scoop1120
What does Counter-Flo do to concrete?
It makes it easier to place, reduces water, increases strength, and reduces shrinkage cracks to produce a smoother finish.
Will it change the set time?
No, it will not appreciably speed or slow the set.
Will Counter-Flo change the strength of the concrete?
Yes, it will increase strength and durability.
Does concrete made with Counter-Flo require special curing?
No, cure as you normally would. (We recommend following the American Concrete Institute guidelines.)
Will Counter-Flo affect my colored concrete?
No, Counter-Flo is a white powdered material and will not affect concrete color.
  • Counter-Flo makes concrete more fluid with less water.
  • Strengthens concrete.
  • Reduces water.
  • Reduces cracking.
  • Smoother finish.
  • Makes concrete easier to place.
  • Comes in an 8-lb resealable plastic container.
  • 2-oz. measuring scoop included for easy dosing.
  • Specially designed for concrete countertops and statuary.

Compatibility

Counter-Flo is compatible with most concrete and cement admixtures. If adding other admixtures, they should be added separately into the mix. Testing of compatibility with other admixtures is required prior to production use. Counter-Flo does not contain calcium chloride, nitrates or other potentially corrosive materials.