Do you have a chiseled edge on your granite countertop?

genab55November 18, 2012

I'm considering a chiseled edge on for the granite countertop on my vanity. Does anyone have that edge and if so...how do you like it? Would you get something different if you could do it again?

Is it too rough for leaning against?

Does it snag?

What style does it go with?

Thanks for your help!!

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live_wire_oak

Yes, it snags sweaters. Especially if this is a place where you lean forward to apply makeup. I only recommend that edge for something like a hearth edge or bar area.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2012 at 10:21AM
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genab55

Are all chiseled edges the same? Someone said their fabricator made the chiseled edge softer with no sharp edges....

I love the way it made the granite look substantial but still...I'm leaning toward something else.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 11:00AM
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terriks

While I like the look of a chiseled edge in some applications, I think that they are too trendy. I wouldn't do it.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 11:44AM
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mic111

We have a chiseled edge. I asked them to soften it since it was for a vanity. At first it was odd to lean against because your clothes don't slide. However, after I got used to it I didn't notice the non-sliding bit any more. I love the look. It does not snag clothing but I'm sure that is a factor of how well they do the chisel. Not too many people see it but it does add a designer look to the bathroom and I'm kind of surprised how much people like it when they do see it.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 12:10PM
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mic111

Here is another pic of the softened chisel.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 12:12PM
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mic111

Another angle.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 12:16PM
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mic111

Here is a picture of the whole bathroom. We did a facelift of our existing bath. Kept the tub, cabinets and floor but replaced the countertops and recovered the tile around the tub (which was a 1990s dusty rose) with bamboo, river rock and blue glass. We live in Colorado so the style is sort of rustic but not too over the top rustic. If I did it again I would replace the tub with a single person soaker and add some cabinets to the back wall. But I wasn't up for a major remodel.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 12:21PM
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mic111

I forgot to mention the cost was minimal. An extra $115 for the chiseled edge. I think we got alot of bang for our buck. I think it was $8 per linear foot.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 12:26PM
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genab55

Thanks so much for the post! Your bathroom is beautiful!

The piece we are looking at is New Colonial Cream and was actually fabricated for another client. It's 3cm granite with a laminated edge so it has a very substantial look. Because they are really want to sell the slab they are giving it to us a a discount.

The only other issue is that in order to accommodate for the extra thickness of the edge we will have to raise it up by almost an inch make the counter about an inch higher. We ordered a kitchen height vanity as that is what they are putting in custom homes these days and I'm not sure about adding another inch as I am 5'2". But for the price I may just go for it! Now I'm just rambling on...enough already!

Anyway - thanks so much for the input and pics...I really appreciate it.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 12:06AM
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