Quikrete. As interest in concrete countertops grows, the maker introduces 18-Hour Countertop Mix, a flowable, high-strength concrete for cast-in-place and pre-cast countertops. The mix, which reduces form-stripping time, contains a high-range water reducer and other additives for a flowable consistency and low water/cement ratio. The formulation is designed to minimize the need for mechanical vibration, and features reduced-shrinkage properties. Customize the mix to individual specifications with 20 standard colors in the maker’s decorative stucco and mortar, and liquid cement colors. Available in 80-pound bags, the mix reaches a compressive strength of 2,000 psi in 18 hours. 800.282.5828. www.quikrete.com.