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Thicken island's overhang edge?

Posted by jrkohn (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 9, 13 at 16:17

Hi All,
We are building a new house, and the kitchen granite and island quartzite were just installed. Everything looks great except for the L-shaped overhang around the island where we will put little stools for seating. Because it is a 2-cm slab, and we chose a demi bullnose edge, it looks really thin. I am kind of ok with it but my husband HATES it! He says it looks like he'll snap it off if he leans on it. (He also thinks he's Superman...but I digress!) We thought it would be easy enough for the granite guys to glue on an edge to turn it into a full bullnose edge, but they are telling us that if they come in and try to push the grinder up to grind the underside, it will create a wavy surface and won't make a good edge. Their idea is to add a wood piece to make the edge look thick...? I don't really know what they mean by this and can't visualize it. I've looked for pictures online, but can't find anything. Does anyone have thoughts? Opinions? Clarification? I'm stuck!
Thanks,
Joelle


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RE: Thicken island's overhang edge?

Here are a few helpful links below:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Remodel-a-kitchen-on-the-cheap/step14/Trimming-the-counter/

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/granite-tile-countertop-1012351/
(look at the 10th post down, it is by boyoflondon)

The technique above may work depending upon your kitchen style however it would not be my first choice. I have seen additional granite edge details added to granite countertops after the fact where the new edge was stepped back from the previous edge. However I would not have a fabricator do this if they were not confident in their ability to get a clean install. Best of luck and I hope this helps.


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