CHENG Rail and Trivet Strips create a void in your cast concrete countertop that will perfectly inlay 1/4" square metal rod (key stock). Inlaying square rods can be a decorative element, or they can serve 4 functional purposes in the kitchen.
- The metal stock will act as a trivet for hot pots and pans, keeping direct heat off of the surface of the countertop, helping prevent damage to the sealer.
- Rails will help reduce friction in areas where pots or pans are routinely going to be slid across the surface.
- The metal rails can help prevent damage to the concrete from the shock of setting something heavy, like a cast iron pot, down on the surface abruptly.
- Place the metal rails in the recess for a wood cutting board. This will provide space for air to circulate beneath it, and will help prevent the board from warping when put away wet.
The Rail + Trivet Strips are custom-made of durable neoprene rubber and will withstand dozens of concrete castings. Form strips are 12' long (365 cm).