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Concrete Powder
White Concrete Powder.pngOrange Concrete Powder.pngMagenta Concrete Powder.pngLight Blue Concrete Powder.pngYellow Concrete Powder.pngLime Concrete Powder.pngPink Concrete Powder.pngGray Concrete Powder.pngLight Gray Concrete Powder.pngCyan Concrete Powder.pngPurple Concrete Powder.pngBlue Concrete Powder.pngBrown Concrete Powder.pngGreen Concrete Powder.pngRed Concrete Powder.pngBlack Concrete Powder.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

0.5

Hardness

0.5

Luminant

No

Transparent

No

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Concrete powder is a gravity-affected block that is converted to concrete when touching water. It comes in the 16 regular dye colors.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

Concrete powder can be mined with any tool or by hand, but using a shovel is the quickest method.

Block Concrete Powder
Hardness 0.5
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 0.75
Wooden 0.4
Stone 0.2
Iron 0.15
Diamond 0.1
Netherite 0.1
Golden 0.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Crafting[]

The crafting recipe is shapeless; the order of ingredients does not matter.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Dye +
Sand +
Gravel
Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Bone Meal or
Lapis Lazuli or
Cocoa Beans or
Ink Sac +
Sand +
Gravel
[Bedrock and Education editions only]

Usage[]

Normal sand falls through the water, while one of the pink concrete powder blocks solidifies immediately on contact with the water.

Concrete powder falls when there is a non-solid block beneath it.

Creating concrete[]

If a concrete powder block comes into contact with water, it solidifies into a block of concrete. Specifically, the block has to be placed into, placed next to, or fall into flowing water, a water source block, or a waterlogged block. It does not solidify in midair falling past water. If it lands next to water, it solidifies only after a block update. Rain or splash water bottles also have no effect on concrete powder. Concrete powder in item form also does not become concrete. Concrete powder placed directly at water makes the placement sound of concrete.

Note Blocks[]

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

Sounds[]

Note red.png
This page would benefit from the addition of more sounds. 
Please remove this notice once you've added suitable sounds to the article.
The specific instructions are: Stone placement sound, used when placed at water in java edition

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.sand.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.sand.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.sand.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.sand.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.sand.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.sand?0.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.sand??
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.sand?0.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.sand??
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.sand??
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.sand??
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.sand?0.8

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
White Concrete Powderwhite_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.white_concrete_powder
Orange Concrete Powderorange_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.orange_concrete_powder
Magenta Concrete Powdermagenta_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.magenta_concrete_powder
Light Blue Concrete Powderlight_blue_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.light_blue_concrete_powder
Yellow Concrete Powderyellow_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.yellow_concrete_powder
Lime Concrete Powderlime_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.lime_concrete_powder
Pink Concrete Powderpink_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.pink_concrete_powder
Gray Concrete Powdergray_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.gray_concrete_powder
Light Gray Concrete Powderlight_gray_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.light_gray_concrete_powder
Cyan Concrete Powdercyan_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cyan_concrete_powder
Purple Concrete Powderpurple_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.purple_concrete_powder
Blue Concrete Powderblue_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.blue_concrete_powder
Brown Concrete Powderbrown_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.brown_concrete_powder
Green Concrete Powdergreen_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.green_concrete_powder
Red Concrete Powderred_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.red_concrete_powder
Black Concrete Powderblack_concrete_powderBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.black_concrete_powder

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Concrete PowderconcretePowder237Block & Itemtile.concretePowder.black.name
tile.concretePowder.red.name
tile.concretePowder.green.name
tile.concretePowder.brown.name
tile.concretePowder.blue.name
tile.concretePowder.cyan.name
tile.concretePowder.silver.name
tile.concretePowder.gray.name
tile.concretePowder.pink.name
tile.concretePowder.lime.name
tile.concretePowder.yellow.name
tile.concretePowder.lightBlue.name
tile.concretePowder.magenta.name
tile.concretePowder.orange.name
tile.concretePowder.white.name

Metadata[]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, concrete powder uses the following data values:

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

Block states[]

See also: Block states

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
colorwhite white
orange
magenta
light_blue
yellow
lime
pink
gray
silver 'silver' refers to Light Gray.
cyan
purple
blue
brown
green
red
black

Falling block entity[]

Main article: Falling Block
Falling Block
White Concrete Powder.png
Hitbox size

Height: 0.98 Blocks
Width: 0.98 Blocks

  • Dynamic block entity data
    • Tags common to all entities
    •  BlockState: The falling block represented by this entity.
      •  Name: The namespaced ID of the block.
      •  Properties: Optional. The block states of the block.
        •  Name: The block state name and its value.
    •  DropItem: 1 or 0 (true/false) – true if the block should drop as an item when it breaks. Any block that does not have an item form with the same ID as the block does not drop even if this is set.
    •  FallHurtAmount: Multiplied by the FallDistance to calculate the amount of damage to inflict. By default this value is always 2.
    •  FallHurtMax: The maximum hit points of damage to inflict on entities that intersect this falling_block . For vanilla falling_block, always 40♥ × 20.
    •  HurtEntities: 1 or 0 (true/false) – true if the block should hurt entities it falls on.
    •  TileEntityData: Optional. The tags of the block entity for this block.
    •  Time: The number of ticks the entity has existed. If set to 0, the moment it ticks to 1, it vanishes if the block at its location has a different ID than the entity's BlockState.Name. If the block at its location has the same ID as its BlockState.Name when Time ticks from 0 to 1, the block is deleted, and the entity continues to fall, having overwritten it. When Time goes above 600, or above 100 while the block is below Y=1 or is outside building height, the entity is deleted.

History[]

Java Edition
1.12February 02, 2017Jeb tweeted a video of a mysterious pink gravity-obeying block transforming into a solid gravity-defying block on contact with water.
Jeb later added that it is to come in 16 different colors.[1]
17w06aWhite Concrete Powder.png Orange Concrete Powder.png Magenta Concrete Powder.png Light Blue Concrete Powder.png Yellow Concrete Powder.png Lime Concrete Powder.png Pink Concrete Powder.png Gray Concrete Powder.png Light Gray Concrete Powder.png Cyan Concrete Powder.png Purple Concrete Powder.png Blue Concrete Powder.png Brown Concrete Powder.png Green Concrete Powder.png Red Concrete Powder.png Black Concrete Powder.png Added concrete powder.
pre1Concrete powder now converts to concrete when replacing a lava source.
1.1317w47aThe different block states for the concrete_powder 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 252.
1.13.118w30aLava no longer converts concrete powder.
1.1620w07aAs piglins offer gravel in bartering, concrete powder has become a renewable resource.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0White Concrete Powder.png Orange Concrete Powder.png Magenta Concrete Powder.png Light Blue Concrete Powder.png Yellow Concrete Powder.png Lime Concrete Powder.png Pink Concrete Powder.png Gray Concrete Powder.png Light Gray Concrete Powder.png Cyan Concrete Powder.png Purple Concrete Powder.png Blue Concrete Powder.png Brown Concrete Powder.png Green Concrete Powder.png Red Concrete Powder.png Black Concrete Powder.png Added concrete powder.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.57As piglins offer gravel in bartering, concrete powder has become a renewable resource.
Legacy Console Edition
TU53CU43 1.49 Patch 231.0.3White Concrete Powder.png Orange Concrete Powder.png Magenta Concrete Powder.png Light Blue Concrete Powder.png Yellow Concrete Powder.png Lime Concrete Powder.png Pink Concrete Powder.png Gray Concrete Powder.png Light Gray Concrete Powder.png Cyan Concrete Powder.png Purple Concrete Powder.png Blue Concrete Powder.png Brown Concrete Powder.png Green Concrete Powder.png Red Concrete Powder.png Black Concrete Powder.png Added concrete powder.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.9.19White Concrete Powder.png Orange Concrete Powder.png Magenta Concrete Powder.png Light Blue Concrete Powder.png Yellow Concrete Powder.png Lime Concrete Powder.png Pink Concrete Powder.png Gray Concrete Powder.png Light Gray Concrete Powder.png Cyan Concrete Powder.png Purple Concrete Powder.png Blue Concrete Powder.png Brown Concrete Powder.png Green Concrete Powder.png Red Concrete Powder.png Black Concrete Powder.png Added concrete powder.

Issues[]

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