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This article is about the block after the addition of water. For its gravity-obeying powder form, see Concrete Powder.

Concrete is a solid block available in the 16 regular dye colors.

Obtaining [edit]

Breaking [edit]

Concrete requires a pickaxe to be mined. When mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

block Concrete
Hardness 1.8
Breaking time[A]
default 9
  1. โ†‘ Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking ยง Speed.

Post-generation [edit]

Concrete powder becoming solid concrete on contact with water. (Click for bigger image)

Concrete is formed when concrete powder comes into contact with a block of water (source block or flowing). It is not formed by contact with rain, cauldrons or water bottles.

Usage [edit]

The bright and solid colors of concrete make it useful for decoration. It has more pronounced colors than terracotta, and unlike wool, is not flammable.

As a building material, its hardness is slightly higher than stone, but its blast resistance is significantly lower.

Note blocks [edit]

Concrete can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.

Sounds [edit]

Java Edition:

Bedrock Edition:

Data values โ€‹โ€‹[edit]

ID [edit]

Java Edition:

SurnameNamespaced IDshapeTranslation key
White ConcreteBlock & Item
Orange ConcreteBlock & Item
Magenta ConcreteBlock & Item
Light blue concreteBlock & Item
Yellow ConcreteBlock & Item
Lime ConcreteBlock & Item
Pink ConcreteBlock & Item
Gray ConcreteBlock & Item
Light gray concreteBlock & Item
Cyan ConcreteBlock & Item
Purple ConcreteBlock & Item
Blue ConcreteBlock & Item
Brown ConcreteBlock & Item
Green ConcreteBlock & Item
Red ConcreteBlock & Item
Black ConcreteBlock & Item

Bedrock Edition:

SurnameNamespaced IDNumeric ID shapeTranslation key
ConcreteBlock & Item

Metadata [edit]

In Bedrock Edition, concrete uses the following data values:

0White Concrete
1Orange Concrete
2Magenta Concrete
3Light blue concrete
4Yellow Concrete
5Lime Concrete
6Pink Concrete
7Gray Concrete
8Light gray concrete
9Cyan Concrete
10Purple Concrete
11Blue Concrete
12Brown Concrete
13Green Concrete
14Red Concrete
15Black Concrete

Block states [edit]

In Bedrock Edition, concrete uses the following block states:

Bedrock Edition:

History [edit]

Java Edition
1.12January 27, 2017Jeb tweets a teaser image of a new brightly-colored solid block, shown along with the new wool palette colors.
January 27, 2017Jeb states that this is actually a new block, clearing popular rumors that the hardened clay texture was being changed.
February 2, 2017Jeb tweeted a video that showed concrete powder turning into a non-falling block when in water. This "wet" form of the block is concrete, though they were not confirmed to be the same at the time.
Jeb later added that 16 different colors are available.[1]
17w06a Added concrete blocks.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Lava now turns concrete powder into concrete when coming into contact with said block, instead of converting concrete powder only when it fell into the lava's source block.[2]
Prior to The flattening, this block's numeral ID was 251.
1.1620w07aAs piglins offer gravel in bartering, concrete has become a renewable resource.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha Added concrete blocks.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta piglins offer gravel in bartering, concrete has become a renewable resource.
Legacy Console Edition
TU53CU43 1.49 Patch 231.0.3 Added concrete blocks.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19 Added concrete blocks.

Trivia [edit]

Despite concrete being a blast-proof material in real life (Assuming that the size of the real life concrete is 1 cubic meters - same size as a Minecraft block), its blast resistance is quite low in Minecraft.

Issues [edit]

Issues relating to "Concrete" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Gallery [edit]

  • The first image of concrete, tweeted by Jeb, comparing it to the new wool palette.

References [edit]

External links [edit]