Request for advice on mitered edge for 2cm carrara counter top

Sarah_in_SFJuly 26, 2014

Hi all,

I'm new here. :) I've purchased a 2cm slab of carrara to replace the existing granite in my kitchen and my fabricator is recommending a 1.5" mitered edge. I am realizing now that I prefer the look of a thinner edge, but the fabricator says that in order to cover up the 5/8 sub-top the 1.5" mitered edge will give the best result. Does anyone have any thoughts on this as far as other options? If the edge were, say, 1.25", it seems to me that you would only see the sub-top if you stooped down and looked for it, but maybe I'm off-base about that. Thanks for your help!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardenwebnewbie

With the 5/8 plywood and the 2 cm slab thickness, that alone needs 1.41 inches of edge detail to cover it. Factor in glue, etc, and the junction where the plywood meets the cabinets, you're looking at over 1.5 inches needed to cover the edge.

Unless I am figuring it wrong, which could be entirely possible. :-)

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 2:50AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Trebruchet

Sarah_in_SF:

If you prefer the look of the thinner edge, go for it. Eliminate the sub top; it is unnecessary. You'll save the cost of the plywood and the cost of the labor to miter and have the look you wanted anyway.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 6:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cookncarpenter

I ran a small 3/8"x3/4" base shoe molding under the overhang to hide the edge of the plywood rough top.
I chose to keep the rough top, as I wanted to maintain the extra height it provided for my counter tops.

This post was edited by ctycdm on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 9:07

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 8:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sarah_in_SF

Thanks so much for the responses. I like the idea of the shoe molding to hide the plywood--I'll definitely look into this since I don't want to lose the counter height by skipping the plywood all together.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 7:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Linelle

Hi Sarah in SF. I have a daughter named Sarah who lives in SF. My favorite name and my favorite city. :)

In the Bay Area most slabs seem to be 2 cm with 5/8" plywood base. That's what I have in my kitchen. I have Caesarstone with a built-up eased edge.

I just had my guest bath remodeled. I went with carrara on my vanity. The vanity has a built-in flush top, so I didn't need the plywood. So I didn't need a built-up edge to obscure the plywood.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 9:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sarah_in_SF

Hi linelle :). I had heard that 2cm was the norm here (though I saw some 3cm carrara in a restaurant today and thought--I should've tried harder to find it! Love the idea of a flush top in order to hide the plywood, but I'm tall and hate the idea of losing that height.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 12:06AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
palimpset....and others....kitch cabs, dark AND light?
what about light maple upper cabinets and dark lower...
mainewire
Support for vintage double drainboard sink?
I'm planning my kitchen remodel now and have a question...
mccb1
Strategies for washing dishes in a large single sink vs double sink
Hi all, We have in our plans to get a large (33 inch)...
ontariomom
Help with kitchen layout - main issue is where to put the ovens
I need to finalize my kitchen design so all feedback/suggestions...
keagle
Any reason a DW couldn't go next to a fridge?
We need to pull the trigger on our cabinets next week,...
gretchen718
Sponsored Products
Serena & Lily Riviera Barstool
Serena & Lily
Two-stage Under-counter Water Filter
Overstock.com
Wave Sectional Sofa
| Italy Design
LZF | Raindrop 8.7in Suspension Light
$878.00 | YLighting
RGB 5050 Pixel Control LED Super Flat Rope, 56/m, White Finish, Reel
EnvironmentalLights.com
Lithonia Lighting 16 in. LED Scroll Sign SGNSCR
Home Depot
Alexis Cappuccino Padded Back 24-inch Counter Stool
Overstock.com
Price Bar Stool - Bentley Daisey Yellow
Joybird Furniture
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™