Our Concrete Countertops and Tabletops Can Take the Heat!

by | Aug 1, 2023 | Bellattex™

We think differently about entertaining indoors vs outdoors. When we picture ourselves entertaining guests indoors, we imagine an elegant dinner party, well-dressed people sitting around a linen-covered table in a dining room or kitchen using the nicest dishes and glasses. And when we think about outdoor dining, we picture casually dressed guests, BBQs, picnics, or cookouts using paper plates, plastic ware, and disposable tablecloths.

Either choice is great. Getting together with family and friends to eat is a wonderful way to make memories no matter what you set the table with or where you eat. But if you’re thinking about creating a unique dinner party your guests and family will talk about for years, seating everyone outdoors around an attractively set table with a carefully prepared menu can bring the best of both worlds together. All you need is a guest list, a little planning, a nice menu, and the right outdoor furniture.

And with Ortmann’s Bellattex™ concrete counter tops and table tops, made by OCI, you’ve got the last item covered.

Read on for more inspiration and how you can make it happen!

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Picture This –

An outdoor kitchen or bar with a beautiful, weatherproof concrete counter top where you can set out the food and drink you’ve prepared for your guests. It’s all right there where people can serve themselves. Or, if you prefer, you can place more formal serving dishes on the table and keep the refills available on the counter top.

Everyone is seated comfortably around your custom-built concrete table top, either under a pavilion with a ceiling fan or beneath the night sky with candles or attractive lanterns on the table and some tiny outdoor lights strung between poles or tree branches.

The food is served and everyone is relaxed. There’s something about stars overhead, the smell of food fresh off the grill or out of your outdoor oven, and the sound of crickets to ease the stress of the day. And the fact that no one’s worried about the carpet or spilling wine on the tablecloth is just a bonus.

With Bellatex™ outdoor concrete countertops and tabletops, clean-up is a snap! All you do is sweep the crumbs off into the grass and spills are easily wiped away. This means less stress for you and more time to enjoy your guests and bask in the afterglow of having given a successful party.

Our Concrete Counter Tops and Table Tops Bring Ambiance To Dinner

Ortmann’s Bellattex™ outdoor concrete countertops and tabletops are custom-built to each customer’s specification. Our tabletops can be round, square or rectangle, and come in a variety of sizes. We offer several stains, including smoke, stonewash, raw, and buck brown, as well as an endless selection of inlays for both concrete counter tops and table tops. We are confident that whatever your color scheme, we’ve got your decorating preferences covered.

With your surfaces already that beautiful, it’s easy to marry the intimacy of an indoor gathering to an outdoor party. If you’re looking for a one of a kind appearance, consider adding some easy, handmade placemats, cloth napkins, and napkin rings. Set the table with some pretty dishes, flatware, glasses, and candles, or LED lanterns and you’re ready to entertain. Don’t forget the wine! Or—if you prefer—a fun pitcher of something refreshing.
LED lighting strung between trees or poles can add to the air of elegance. If you’re feeling especially creative, you can fill empty jars or wine bottles with fairy lights and hang those from the trees.

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Want to give an outdoor party? Dread setting up the worn out looking folding table (where did you put that silly thing, anyway? The basement? Attic? Did you loan it to someone? Should you buy a new one or make do with what you have? If you still have it. . .).

With our outdoor tabletops, that’s no longer an issue. You know right where it is. And it always looks great. Bellatex™ concrete countertops and tabletops are sturdy enough to withstand weather extremes and, with a little maintenance, will remain a valued part of your outdoor décor for years to come. They are heat and scratch resistant and, if sealed regularly, are nearly impossible to stain.

This means that all you have to do when you want to use one or both is give the surfaces a quick wipe down, fire up the oven or the grill and start making the side dishes. After that, decorate and set the table. So easy. And so beautiful.

What Are You waiting for?

Bellatex™ concrete countertops and tabletops look gorgeous both indoors and out! And no two look alike. All of our work is customized at the request of the customer and since no two customers are the same, neither are their counter tops and table tops. All you have to do is make your choices and have the base ready at home when it’s ready to be picked up from our show room.

Ortmann Concrete, Inc. has been working with concrete in one setting or another since 2003, expanding our business from basic maintenance to include creating concrete-based items like the tables we just discussed. Our founder, Doug Ortmann, says, “We don’t just pour concrete. We create extensions of our clients’ homes and businesses.” We are proud of our reputation as being reliable and delivering on our promises!

OCI is locally owned and operated. We are a member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, and certified by the American Concrete Institution. Our company is the proud recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. We are proud that our reputation for quality has been recognized by customers on three different platforms: Facebook, Angi’s List, and Google Reviews.

If you’d like more information about bringing a custom Bellattex™ concrete table top or counter top to your home, just contact us. You can’t find Bellattex™ products anywhere in the country, other than Ortmann Concrete. We look forward to introducing you to our new Bellattex™ line and look forward to hearing from you.
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