Choosing Your Countertop Thickness

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When it comes to the kitchens and bathrooms, another way to make a statement is in the thickness of your countertops!

Industry standards are typically between 2cm (3/4 inch) to 3cm (1 ¼ inch thick). But just because that is the industry standard doesn’t mean you can’t and shouldn’t invest in a meaty slab of stone in your kitchen especially!

Now to be clear, having a thicker slab of stone doesn’t really mean it is a thicker piece, rather it is the illusion of it! Let us explain, to get the appearance of a thicker slab installers create what is called a miter edge.

So, what exactly is a Miter Edge? Well, it is simply a joint made by beveling each of two parts to be joined, usually at a 45° angle, to form a 90° corner. This process will give you the end result of a thick slap of stone for your counter tops. It also gives you the freedom of choosing your thickness since it is a separate “apron front” piece.

If you’re doing a kitchen remodel; keep in mind while considering this style statement that due to the miter edge’s “drop apron” the new thickness of your new countertops will now interfere with your current cabinets. So, unless you are planning on replacing your bottom cabinets, this look might not be the best for you! However- if you are planning on replacing your cabinets (did you know we have and manufacture our own cabinet line?) and have found the best statement slab for your new kitchen then we give this style two thumbs up!