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.
Concrete is supported on all platforms. Before starting your search, check which platforms and versions include smooth stone.
|Wii U||Patch 23||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.
|Java (PC/Mac)||1.12-1.16.2||Building blocks|
|Pocket Edition||1.1 – 1.1.3|
|Xbox 360||TU53- TU69||Decorations|
|PS3||1.48 – 1.76||Decorations|
|PS4||1.49 – 1.91|
1.14.0 – 1.16.20
|Wii U||Patch23 – Patch 38||Decorations|
|Nintendo Switch||1.04 – 1.11|
1.5.0 – 1.16.20
|Windows 10||1.1 – 1.1.3|
1.2 – 1.16.20
1.0.21 – 1.14.31
Making Concrete in Survival Mode
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
Walk up to your crafting table and press the appropriate button to open the crafting menu.
|Xbox 360||LT button|
|Xbox One||LT button|
|Nintendo Switch||ZL button|
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:
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.
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:
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:
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|
1.13 – 1.16.3
|Pocket Edition||minecraft:concrete||251||7||1.1 – 1.16.50|
|Xbox One||minecraft:concrete||251||7||1.6.0 – 1.16.40|
|PS4||minecraft:concrete||251||7||1.14.0 – 1.16.40|
|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|
|Java (PC/Mac)||/give @p concrete 1 7|
|Pocket Edition||/give @p concrete 1 7|
|Xbox One||/give @p concrete 1 7|
|PS4||/give @p concrete 1 7|
|Nintendo Switch||/give @p concrete 1 7|
|Windows 10||/give @p concrete 1 7|
|Education Edition||/give @p concrete 1 7|
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.