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.  

 

PlatformVersion AddedSupported?
Java (PC/Mac)1.12Yes
Pocket Edition1.1.0Yes
Xbox 360TU53Yes
Xbox OneCU43Yes
PS31.48Yes
PS41.49Yes
Wii UPatch 23Yes
Nintendo Switch1.03Yes
Windows 101.1Yes
Education Edition1.0.18Yes

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.

 

PlatformVersionMenu
Java (PC/Mac)1.12-1.16.2Building blocks
Pocket Edition1.1 – 1.1.3

1.2-1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

Xbox 360TU53- TU69Decorations
Xbox OneCU43

1.2.5-1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

PS31.48 – 1.76 Decorations
PS41.49 – 1.91

1.14.0 – 1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

Wii UPatch23 – Patch 38Decorations
Nintendo Switch1.04 – 1.11

1.5.0 – 1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

Windows 101.1 – 1.1.3

1.2 – 1.16.20

Decorations

Construction

Education Edition1.0.18

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.

PlatformControl
Java (PC/Mac)Right-click
Pocket EditionTap 
Xbox 360LT button
Xbox OneLT button
PS3L2 button
PS4L2 button
Wii UZL
Nintendo SwitchZL button
Windows 10Right-click
Education EditionRight-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.

PlatformControl
Java (PC/Mac)Right-click
Pocket EditionTap
Xbox 360LT
Xbox OneLT
PS3L2
PS4L2
Wii UZL
Nintendo SwitchZL
Windows 10Right-click
Education EditionRight-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:

PlatformControl
Java (PC/Mac)Right-click
Pocket EditionTap
Xbox 360LT
Xbox OneLT
PS3L2
PS4L2
Wii UZL
Nintendo SwitchZL
Windows 10Right-click
Education EditionRick-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:

PlatformControl
Java (PC/Mac)Right-click
Pocket EditionTap
Xbox 360LT
Xbox OneLT
PS3L2
PS4L2
Wii UZL
Nintendo SwitchZL
Windows 10Right-click
Education EditionRick-click

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

Item ID and Name

PlatformID NameMinecraft IDData ValueVersion
Java (PC/Mac)minecraft:concrete

minecraft:gray_concrete

25171.12

1.13 – 1.16.3

Pocket Editionminecraft:concrete25171.1 – 1.16.50
Xbox 360N/AN/AN/A
Xbox Oneminecraft:concrete25171.6.0 – 1.16.40
PS3N/AN/AN/A
PS4minecraft:concrete25171.14.0 – 1.16.40
Wii UN/AN/AN/A
Nintendo SwitchMinecraft:concrete25171.6.0 – 1.16.40
Windows 10minecraft:concrete25171.1 – 1.16.40
Education Editionminecraft:concrete25171.0.18 – 1.14.31

Give Command 

PlatformGive command
Java (PC/Mac)/give @p concrete 1 7
Pocket Edition/give @p concrete 1 7
Xbox 360N/A
Xbox One/give @p concrete 1 7
PS3N/A
PS4/give @p concrete 1 7
Wii UN/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.