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Bianco Antico Edges

Posted by erika320 (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 2, 14 at 1:18

I'm considering Bianco Antico or something similar like Lennon for the granite for my kitchen. I'd like a simple bevel edge. I think it looks finished without too much fuss. I told this to a fabricator and she discouraged me. She said that because the granite is grainy it is likely to chip during the fabrication process. Has anyone else heard this? Has it happened to anyone?

I love the stone and would really appreciate some help on this!

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RE: Bianco Antico Edges

We had Bianco Antico with the ogee edge installed. Fabricator did an excellent job on edges. However, during the installation process at my home they cracked the granite. We ended up getting a good warranty and a good discount because of this. We were lucky because the crack is in a low traffic area and they did do a good job in repairing it. I included a picture of the ogee edge. We get a lot of complements on how beautiful the granite is. I love just looking at the granite and am so pleased we went with the granite.

RE: Bianco Antico Edges

I had the same granite. I used the slightly eased edge and never had a problem.

RE: Bianco Antico Edges

I have White diamond aka bianco antico.

We have had no issues with chips on the eased edges. We do have some very minor chips in the middle of the island which has big quartz deposits and one very very minor chip at the sink edge.

There is one spot which is a 90 degree angle that we think was repaired at the shop. It is a big chunk of quartz right on the corner and we "think" it may have pop out and was glued back into place. I doubt anyone else would even notice anything. DH looks at everything with a fine tooth comb so he noticed it. I don't have a photo of it.

Here are the best photos I have of the edges.

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RE: Bianco Antico Edges

I am a fabricator.

Bianco Antico is a "chippy" stone. I normally recommend a radiused edge because it chips less in processing and is less easily chipped in use.

A bevel would be OK if the edges of the bevel were radiused. sharp angles in the edge on that stone are to be avoided.

RE: Bianco Antico Edges

Thank you so much! I will definitely keep this stone in mind. I was bummed that I'd have to pick a different stone. I love the sparkle and movement of this granite.

Thank you all so much!

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