To make concrete in Minecraft, you must first gather the necessary components to make concrete powder. This will require sand, gravel, and stain. Concrete may not be as easy to make as other building materials, but it does offer some benefits for the extra effort. The concrete blocks are superior in hardness to stone and resistant to flames.
These properties can change the way you strategize, especially if you’re playing PvP. If protection or decoration isn’t what you’re looking for, maybe music blocks are more to your liking. By stacking note blocks on top of concrete blocks and treating them with redstone dust, players can even make their inventions play a musical note!
How to Make Concrete
Concrete is a strong and dynamic building material that will add a great look to any Minecraft project. Available in a multitude of color options, concrete doesn’t ignite like wool. Cinder blocks also have a slightly higher hardness than stone, however they also have lower blast resistance.
Before we start making concrete, we have to decide what color to make. Concrete can be one of sixteen possible dye options in Minecraft: red, orange, yellow, green, lime, cyan, light blue, blue, purple, magenta, pink, brown, black, gray, light gray, or white. Dye can be obtained through crafting, smelting, or trading.
How to turn concrete powder into concrete blocks
To get fully formed concrete blocks, you need to put the concrete powder in water. When you place a block of concrete dust in water, the block of water is absorbed by the concrete dust. This way you combine the two main ingredients, without using a workbench.
Concrete dust acts like sand and gravel in that it is affected by gravity in the same way. However, the finished concrete blocks act like stone and other fixed blocks. As such, shovels are better for extracting dust from concrete and pickaxes are better for concrete.
How to Make Concrete in Minecraft
You can easily make concrete after creating the concrete dust, which is an essential part of this process. After that you need to find a source of water and place the concrete powder there to make it into a solid concrete slab. So here we will show you how you can make black and white colored concrete just like we created the concrete powder of these two colors before. Later, you can mine it with any pickaxe of your choice.
Craft/collect a bucket of water
This one can be pretty self-explanatory, but find a bucket in village chests or craft one with three shaped ingots of “V” on a craft table. Fill it with water by right-clicking (or pressing the equivalent button on the gamepad) on a non-running water source (press water on PE). The water should be calm (NOT sinking), like a pond or lake at the beach. Water is needed to turn concrete powder into solid concrete.
Dyes (16 available in total) are made from plants (mostly flowers).