How To Make Concrete In Minecraft

Concrete is one of the many building blocks available in Minecraft.

It is made from concrete powder when it comes into contact with water (source block or flowing). It is not made when combined with cauldrons, rain, or water bottles. 

Concrete comes in 16 different dye colors and is useful as both a building material and for decorative purposes. 

If you wish to move or mine concrete, you will need to use a pickaxe. Breaking a concrete block without a pickaxe will not drop anything. 

Platform Information

Concrete is supported on all platforms. Before starting your search, check which platforms and versions include smooth stone.  

 

Platform Version Added Supported?
Java (PC/Mac) 1.12 Yes
Pocket Edition 1.1.0 Yes
Xbox 360 TU53 Yes
Xbox One CU43 Yes
PS3 1.48 Yes
PS4 1.49 Yes
Wii U Patch 23 Yes
Nintendo Switch 1.03 Yes
Windows 10 1.1 Yes
Education Edition 1.0.18 Yes

Finding Concrete in Creative Mode

To get concrete in creative mode, you simply need to look under the right menu. The menus have different names depending on the platform and the version. 

Check the table below to find out where concrete can be found in creative mode.

 

Platform Version Menu
Java (PC/Mac) 1.12-1.16.2 Building blocks
Pocket Edition 1.1 – 1.1.3

1.2-1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

Xbox 360 TU53- TU69 Decorations
Xbox One CU43

1.2.5-1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

PS3 1.48 – 1.76 Decorations
PS4 1.49 – 1.91

1.14.0 – 1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

Wii U Patch23 – Patch 38 Decorations
Nintendo Switch 1.04 – 1.11

1.5.0 – 1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

Windows 10 1.1 – 1.1.3

1.2 – 1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

Education Edition 1.0.18

1.0.21 – 1.14.31

Decorations

Construction

Making Concrete in Survival Mode

Required Materials

To make concrete you need two ingredients: concrete powder, and water. 

The concrete powder comes in 16 different colors depending on which color dye you use when you craft it.

How to Craft Concrete powder

1. Open the crafting menu

Walk up to your crafting table and press the appropriate button to open the crafting menu.

Platform Control
Java (PC/Mac) Right-click
Pocket Edition Tap 
Xbox 360 LT button
Xbox One LT button
PS3 L2 button
PS4 L2 button
Wii U ZL
Nintendo Switch ZL button
Windows 10 Right-click
Education Edition Right-click

2. Place the materials

When you open the crafting menu, you will see a 3×3 grid, a solitary box, and your inventory. 

To craft concrete powder, you will need to place the materials in the correct pattern into the crafting grid.

The top row should have your dye in the left-hand box. Then the other two boxes must contain sand. The second row should contain two blocks of sand and a block of gravel. The bottom row should contain three blocks of gravel. 

If should look like this: 

DSS

SSG

GGG

D=Dye, G=Gravel, S= Sand.

3. Collect your concrete powder

When the ingredients are placed in the correct pattern, a concrete powder will appear in the box to the right of the grid. 

You need to pick up the concrete powder and place it in your crafting inventory to complete the crafting process. If you don’t do this and simply exit the crafting menu, all the materials will drop to the ground around the crafting table.

How to Craft concrete

1. Place a block of concrete powder

Unlike many other objects, concrete is not made at a crafting table. Instead, the first thing you need to do is place your concrete powder down in your Minecraft world.

Platform Control
Java (PC/Mac) Right-click
Pocket Edition Tap
Xbox 360 LT
Xbox One LT
PS3 L2
PS4 L2
Wii U ZL
Nintendo Switch ZL
Windows 10 Right-click
Education Edition Right-click

2. Use the water bucket on the concrete powder

Next, select the water bucket in the Hotbar at the bottom of the screen and pour the water onto the concrete powder. To use the bucket press the following:

Platform Control
Java (PC/Mac) Right-click
Pocket Edition Tap
Xbox 360 LT
Xbox One LT
PS3 L2
PS4 L2
Wii U ZL
Nintendo Switch ZL
Windows 10 Right-click
Education Edition Rick-click

You will then see the water touch the concrete powder and turn it into concrete.

3. Put the water back in the bucket

Finally, put the water back into the bucket by pressing the following:

Platform Control
Java (PC/Mac) Right-click
Pocket Edition Tap
Xbox 360 LT
Xbox One LT
PS3 L2
PS4 L2
Wii U ZL
Nintendo Switch ZL
Windows 10 Right-click
Education Edition Rick-click

Once the water is back in the bucket a block of concrete will be left behind.

Item ID and Name

Platform ID Name Minecraft ID Data Value Version
Java (PC/Mac) minecraft:concrete

minecraft:gray_concrete

251 7 1.12

1.13 – 1.16.3

Pocket Edition minecraft:concrete 251 7 1.1 – 1.16.50
Xbox 360 N/A N/A N/A
Xbox One minecraft:concrete 251 7 1.6.0 – 1.16.40
PS3 N/A N/A N/A
PS4 minecraft:concrete 251 7 1.14.0 – 1.16.40
Wii U N/A N/A N/A
Nintendo Switch Minecraft:concrete 251 7 1.6.0 – 1.16.40
Windows 10 minecraft:concrete 251 7 1.1 – 1.16.40
Education Edition minecraft:concrete 251 7 1.0.18 – 1.14.31

Give Command 

Platform Give command
Java (PC/Mac) /give @p concrete 1 7
Pocket Edition /give @p concrete 1 7
Xbox 360 N/A
Xbox One /give @p concrete 1 7
PS3 N/A
PS4 /give @p concrete 1 7
Wii U N/A
Nintendo Switch /give @p concrete 1 7
Windows 10 /give @p concrete 1 7
Education Edition /give @p concrete 1 7

Using Concrete

Concrete can be used to build structures and the variety of bright colors it comes in makes it useful for decorations.

Its color is more stark than terracotta and is not flammable.

Its hardness is slightly higher than stone, but it has a significantly lower blast resistance.