Rail + Trivet Form Strips
CHENG Rail + 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.
1. 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.
2. Rails will help reduce friction in areas where pots or pans are routinely going to be slid across the surface.
3. 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.
4. 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.